Saturday Night Open Thread- LA Cat Bleg

Any of you fine people in the LA area looking for some feline companionship?

Hi there –
Trying to re-home 2 cats that belonged to our neighbor who died last week. Black-er is Sadie and Orange-er is Kiki. No idea about their vet records but we think they are around or less than 10 years old. Sadie is nicer than KiKi. Can split them up if we have to – he actually took in one of the cats from a neighbor who was evicted a year ago.

Even if anyone knows a rescue that would take them – anything before the manager takes them to the city shelter this weekend.

Thanks for any help –

I am a total dick and was supposed to put this up two days ago but hopegully we can still get Sadie and Kiki.

29 replies
  1. 1
    HumboldtBlue says:

    L.A. is a bit too far, plus, I have just discovered the Der Hund von Baskerville with Cindy & Bert!

    I can’t imagine Baskervillian Hunds liking cats.

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    Mary G says:

    Do you know exactly where in the LA area?

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    I will ask my LA friends.

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    NotMax says:

    was supposed to put this up two days ago

    Can’t help but giggle, musing that a post titled Saturday Night Open Thread showing up two days ago would be taken in stride and cause nary a batted eye at this fine establishment.


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    ThresherK says:

    We are full up on cats, and 3000 miles away.

    Thoe are two sweet looking calicos. (Calicos and torties are my weakness.)

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    Marcia says:

    In LA and will try to help. Where are they?

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    rikyrah says:

    They are both cute. Hope they find a home

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    Gustopher says:

    I’m stuck on the line “Sadie is nicer than Kiki”, thinking that Kiki sounds like my kind of cat.

    But, I have my cat quota, and am 1100 miles away. I hope they get a home. They’re adorable, and torties are awesome.

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    Aleta says:


    Veterinarians from the University of California, Davis, have discovered, in recently published research, that cats with calico and tortoiseshell coat patterns tend to challenge their human companions more often than felines whose fur is less flashy.

    The online survey, posted on a social-media site, did not reveal the study’s focus. It simply asked cat owners questions about their feline’s behaviors, and requested that they choose a color category and written description that best fit their pet.

    Calicoes and torties have reputations for being feisty and unpredictable, characteristics that the study appears to confirm. Calicoes are mostly white with patches of orange and black. Tortoiseshells have coats that feature a constellation of black, brown, amber and red patches. Because two X chromosomes are necessary to produce their coloring, the vast majority of both types of cats are female.

    “They’re fiery,” said Front Street animal-shelter manager Gina Knepp. “They’ve got a little spirit and zip to them. If you want a cat that will keep you on your toes, a calico or tortie is the way to go.”

    (I’ve had calicos and found them sweet; but boy have I got a tortie now who’s shown me a thing or two. She’s not cat-aggressive (actually shy w other animals); she’s just ‘spirited’ and impulsive. No interest in slowing down either.)

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    OzarkHillbilly says:

    Put down the coffee/Red Bull:

    “The greatest man who ever lived died via the death penalty for you and me,” she said. “I’m grateful to him for our future hope because of this. Governments were instituted to execute justice. If it wasn’t for Jesus dying via the death penalty, we would all have no hope.”

    Sen. Lynn Hutchings, R-Cheyenne

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    Mnemosyne says:

    The rescue org we got 2 of our 3 cats from may be willing to let you list the cats on their website and show them at their weekly adoption events, but you would have to schlep them out to La Cañada-Flintridge:

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    Mnemosyne says:


    Our youngest cat Charlotte is white with patches of black, but she has a very “tortie” personality. Her sister was a calico, so maybe it’s down in her genes somewhere.

    We also suspect that she may have some Siamese or Oriental Shorthair in her somewhere based on her vocalizations and some things Anne Laurie has said about Cheryl Rofer’s very similar-looking cats. (I think her Zooey is the one who could almost be Charlotte’s twin.)

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    JPL says:

    @OzarkHillbilly: If it was good enough for Jesus…
    What is Sen. Hutchings smoking?

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    Aleta says:

    @OzarkHillbilly: Put down the coffee/Red Bull
    “If it wasn’t for Jesus dying via the death penalty, we would all have no hope”

    The only things that you can see is all that you lack
    All your crying don’t do no good
    Come down off the cross,
    we can use the wood

    There’s no light in the tunnel, no irons in the fire
    And you’re singing lead soprano
    in a junkman’s choir

    Does life seem nasty, brutish and short

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    OzarkHillbilly says:

    @JPL: The part that cracks me up is that following her logic, crucifying Jesus was justice.

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    MagdaInBlack says:

    We had a torty named Slash…name pretty much self-explanatory.

    That HR intern killed in our latest mass shooting was from my home town. My best friends oldest son was his baseball coach and gave him guidance getting that internship. He and his son spent Friday night and most of Saturday with the family, as that young man was like one of his own.
    That little community is having a tough time right now.

    News crews in town, so that circus to add to the mix.

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    Aleta says:

    @OzarkHillbilly: Without Roman torture Jesus means nothing to me

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    Sister Rail Gun of Warm Humanitarianism says:

    Oh, lor’. My husband has been wanting a calico/tortie for years, but they get snapped up so fast here. Can we get an update?

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    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    I sure hope they both find new homes! I’m too far away and have two monsters on hand now that tie me in knots sometimes. Both of these ladies are real beauties, the one on the bottom looks like a saucy girl. The one on top though seems to speak to me as if she’s looking for someone to love her.

    Keep us updated, please!

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    zhena gogolia says:


    You should e-mail John directly. He seems to have put up this post and then not come back to read the comments.

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    MomSense says:

    I really hope they find new homes. They look so sweet.

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    Matt McIrvin says:

    @Aleta: The first cat we ever had that was really mine, Niobe, was a tortie. A wonderful friend, but she definitely had the tortie personality. A diva, ferocious if crossed. When we took her to the vet they’d have to have two people hold her down.

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    Percysowner says:

    @OzarkHillbilly: Well apparently for her justice means making her happy, no matter who else suffers, which says a LOT about her.

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    columbusqueen says:

    Ohio is far away, but I love them. Will contribute dinero if needed.

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @Aleta: I had a ladylike, sweet calico and a feisty tortie who was too bold for her own good, and I adored them both.

    Sigh. I appear to be drawn to feisty, independent-minded female companion animals, with all the joys and heartbreaks that that combination entails.

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    laura says:

    “They’re fiery,” said Front Street animal-shelter manager Gina Knepp. 
    I swear to dog, that Gina Knepp is One Awesome Woman!!!! She runs Sacramento’s Front Street Animal Shelter and has turned around a kill shelter to an almost no-kill. She has found ways to improve the lives of shelter animals, use a every form of social media, has air-lifted planes full of Chihuahuas and other over represented breeds to states where they’re few, far between and immediately adopted.
    If every town had a Gina Knepp, blegs would be few and far between.
    I met Chet at Front Street, it was love at first site.
    Those Tories look lovely and sassy, I hope they find their forever homes today.

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    MoxieM says:

    @HumboldtBlue: OMG that’s awesome. Off topic, but have you heard Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot sing Bonnie & Clyde? It’s so cool it levitates. Alors! voila: the song

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    HumboldtBlue says:


    That’s brilliant!

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    something fabulous says:

    @Sister Rail Gun of Warm Humanitarianism: Email to John about it! We could I bet easily set up a transport to get her (or them!) to you! That would be amazing!

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