Pawsitive Tales

Sharing heartwarming tales of animals and their humans.

Chloe and Oreo — September 30, 2022

Chloe and Oreo

~ Chloe and Oreo ~

Two years ago, Chloe met lovely black and white cat, Oreo. Since then, they have improved each other’s lives hugely. 

In 2020, Chloe wanted to adopt a cat. After some searching, a friend of hers said they had a small, black and white cat who was looking for a home. Chloe decided to met with the cat and as soon as they met, she knew it was meant to be. She adopted the cat then and there and decided to name her Oreo. 

Having Oreo has helped Chloe immensely. Sadly, Chloe lost a family member which was devastating. However, her feline friend never left her side through this difficult time. Whenever she’s feeling sad, anxious or having a tough time, Oreo is always there for his human, no matter what. Whether playing together or snuggling up, being in each other’s company is always a highlight to any day. 

The bond that Chloe and Oreo share is truly special. They have been there for one another through thick and thin and continue to make each day better just by being there. 

Sharon, Clementine, Olive, Calvin and Archie — September 5, 2022

Sharon, Clementine, Olive, Calvin and Archie

~ Sharon, Clementine, Olive, Calvin and Archie ~

Some years ago, Sharon welcomed Clementine into her life. Not long after this did Sharon welcome Olive, then Calvin, and lastly, Archie. Since then, they have all formed a very special bond and have brought so much love and joy into each other’s lives. 

When Sharon’s daughter lost her 18-year-old cat, Scamp, they were devastated. Wanting to provide a home to another feline friend, Sharon did some searching. Then, she came across a Sphynx kitten named Clementine and it was love at first sight. From the kitten’s little fuzzy face to her chipmunk cheeks, there was no doubt in Sharon’s mind this was the perfect addition to their family. Within the month, they made the four-hour trip to adopt the kitten!

A few years later, Sharon wanted to adopt a friend for Clementine to keep her company when the humans were out. It was then that she came across a one-year-old Devon Rex cat, named Olive, who was retiring from breeding. Once again, it was love at first sight for Sharon! She organised the eight-hour car drive to New York to adopt Olive and, once they returned, she and Clementine instantly became friends. 

In November of 2021, a friend of Sharon’s messaged her about two Sphynx brothers who were looking for a home together. Sharon immediately said yes and, from that moment, they had their forever home. One of the brothers, Calvin, was full of beans and always ready to play. Archie on the other hand was a lot more relaxed and loved curling up with his new human.

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Clementine, Olive, Calvin and Archie comforted and supported Sharon. They provided her with a sense of companionship during this period. As well as this, the kitty quartet are leash trained, which meant that they could go out and about to get some fresh air together. 

Living with four cats, Sharon is now a full-time stay-at-home cat mum. Each day, she has to clean her kitty quartet, brush their teeth every other day and give them a bath once a week. It’s a lot of work, but absolutely worth it to Sharon. Clementine, Olive, Calvin and Archie mean the world to their human and bring endless joy to her life. 

Having Clementine, Olive, Calvin and Archie has allowed Sharon to express her passion for photography. Every so often, they do photoshoots. All the kitties enjoy posing, especially Olive, and getting dressed up. After every shoot, they are all rewarded with many, many treats – which is always a highlight for them!

The bond that Sharon has formed with Clementine, Olive, Calvin and Archie is truly special. They have all helped each other through some of the toughest times and bring so much love and joy into every day. 

Shameel, Monty, Koko and Lockie — August 26, 2022

Shameel, Monty, Koko and Lockie

~ Shameel, Monty, Koko and Lockie ~

Four years ago, Shameel welcomed Monty into his home. Not long after, Koko and Lockie joined the family. Since then, they have formed a great bond and share so much happiness with one another each and every day. 

In 2018, Shameel wanted to adopt a furry friend. After some searching, he discovered a litter of Russian Blue kittens and was instantly in love. It didn’t take long before he returned home with one of the kittens who he named Monty. 

Two years later, wanting to welcome a second furry friend into his life, Shameel decided to adopt a dog. One day, he met Koko, a sweet little Japanese Spitz pup! He knew she was perfect. Then, at the end of 2021, Shameel welcomed Lockie, a Japanese Spitz x German Spitz, into their family. 

The trio have helped Shameel hugely. Monty, Koko and Lockie bring so much joy and love into each day. Whenever he’s sad or having a tough day, Shameel knows his furbabies are right there. Seeing their happy faces, either excitedly waiting for a cuddle or a game of fetch can always make a bad day better. They all have their quirks – Monty waking the house up for breakfast, Koko singing along to police sirens and Lockie eating the outside plants – and Shameel can’t imagine life without them. 

No matter what, Monty, Koko and Lockie never fail to brighten the day of everyone around them. The trio are rays of sunshine and have definitely changed Shameel’s life for the better. There’s nothing they enjoy more than being able to spend time together. Monty loves snuggling up for a nap with Shameel, especially when it’s cold! Koko and her human enjoy playing together – fetch, and tug-of-war, among others. While Lockie and Shameel’s favourite thing to do together is going for walks and meeting new friends.

The bond that Shameel, Monty, Koko and Lockie share is truly special. Each day is made better because they have each other and they bring endless joy and unconditional love into one another’s lives.

Justine and Marble — August 19, 2022

Justine and Marble

~ Justine and Marble ~

Two years ago, Justine adopted Marble. They have since formed a special bond and each day has been a bit brighter because they have each other. 

In 2020, just before the first Covid-19 lockdown in New Zealand, Justine wanted to give a cat a forever home. After some searching, she saw a post by the Lonely Miaow who had some cats looking for homes. A friend drove with Justine to the rescue. Once they arrived, they met with a stripy Tabby kitty named Marble. Initially, Marble was timid, however, when she walked into her new home there was no doubt that she was there to stay. 

Just before adopting Marble, Justine was unfortunately in a car accident, which led to her needing crutches due to fracturing a vertebra. Having Marble brought a lot more happiness to her recovery! While she was resting, her feline friend would bring her gifts, often consisting of either clothes pegs, bits of foil or leaves. 

A year later, Justine and Marble decided to move to a different city – Wellington. It was a big adjustment for them both and was difficult doing so during a pandemic, but Justine is thankful she had Marble by her side through it all. No matter what, she can always brighten her human’s day. 

Having Marble has improved Justine’s life immensely. Whether Marble is stretched out, showing her fluffy tummy, standing on her back feet like a ‘meer-cat’ for her meat paste treat, or posing for a photo for the ‘gram, she never fails to bring a smile to Justine’s face. As well as this, Marble enjoys ‘helping’ her human to re-organise her record collection, chewing on books, watching birds outside the window and chasing ping pong balls that always seem to go missing. 

At the start of each work day, Marble always walks out with Justine down the stairs of her flat and, more often than not, is always there when she returns to greet her. They love the end of the day as this is when they can simply enjoy each other’s company and curl up together. 

Marble hasn’t just impacted Justine’s life, but many in their community. She managed to sway Justine’s downstairs neighbour from someone who hated cats to someone who enjoys her company. While she is still quite shy, Marble’s sweet personality shines through to those who take the time to get to know her. 

The bond that Justine and Marble share is so special. They have been there for each other through thick and thin, as well as sharing love and joy into every day.

Sian, Bean, Luna and Rory — August 1, 2022

Sian, Bean, Luna and Rory

~ Sian, Bean, Luna and Rory ~

Some years ago, Sian welcomed Bean into her life. Since then, two doggos named Luna and Rory have become part of their family. 

When she was 14 years old, Sian struggled with her mental health. It was a very dark time for her. Wanting to help, Sian’s parents decided to adopt a cat for her from the local SPCA. After some searching, one in particular stood out. The moment Sian sat down, the cat walked right up to her, sat on her lap and dug her claws in whenever she tried to move. There was no doubt in Sian’s mind that she had been chosen. So, she and her parents went home with a new furry friend named Bean.

Having Bean changed Sian’s life. She knew she had her feline friend right there through all of life’s ups and downs. Bean was a source of comfort for her human through the toughest of times and, in turn, helped her to be who she is today. 

A few years later, Sian and her partner were looking to adopt a canine companion. It didn’t take long before they found two beautiful doggos named Rory and Luna. Both Sian and her partner knew these two were the perfect additions to their family and decided to adopt them then and there. 

During some of the toughest times in Sian’s life, she’s always found comfort in her furbabies. When she returns home from work, no matter what kind of day she has had, she knows that Bean, Rory and Luna will all be there at the door to meet her. This trio never fails to make Sian’s day. 

At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Sian experienced a lot of losses. She and her partner had to postpone their wedding, they had job losses, and more. This was very challenging for Sian and she found herself in a dark place. However, throughout this difficult time, Bean, Rory and Luna were little rays of sunshine. Luna especially helped her human by snuggling up with Sian if she was sad and always encouraged her to go out and take her for a walk. This made the pandemic feel less daunting. 

Something that Sian enjoys doing with Rory and Luna is going out and exploring. Whether going up into the hills or into the bush, simply being with them in nature brings Sian a sense of joy and tranquillity. When at home, they enjoy snuggling up, which Bean is often more than happy to take part in, too. 

The bond that Sian, Bean, Rory and Luna share is truly special. They have helped and supported one another through many tough times. However, they continue to share unconditional love and endless happiness and know that no matter what, they have each other.

Lorna and Ryleigh — July 29, 2022

Lorna and Ryleigh

~ Lorna and Ryleigh ~

Over a year ago, Lorna and Ryleigh met for the first time. Since then, they have formed a beautiful bond and have helped each other through so much. Every day is infinitely better just by being together. 

For while, Lorna had been fostering kittens from her local SPCA. Just before Christmas 2020, as she was dropping off a kitten, she left with two brothers, Fred and George. They both had tummy bugs which had to be monitored for a week. After recovering, they both showed their true colours; George was very confident and wanted a lot of attention. Fred, on the other hand, was a combination of energetic and calm. It didn’t take long before Lorna knew that Fred had found his forever home with her, and so, she renamed him Ryleigh. 

Having Ryleigh has been life-changing for Lorna. When things are difficult, Lorna knows she always has her feline friend right there. On dark days, he’s her ray of sunshine. Recently, Lorna went through a big life change, and having Ryleigh really helped her through it. Even when he’s being a bit naughty, Ryleigh never fails to bring a smile to his human’s face and can always brighten her day. 

Due to Ryleigh’s calm nature, Lorna hopes that, one day, he can be a therapy cat. He’s even harness trained, which has allowed him to join his human at work, where, of course, he was a hit. Everyone he meets, he can always brighten their day.

Both Lorna and Ryleigh enjoy playing together and going on adventures. She especially loves watching Ryleigh as he explores his surroundings and experience new things. Recently, they even went to the beach together. There, he was fascinated with the ocean and the waves as they splashed ashore. Seeing him take such an interest in the simple things helps Lorna to appreciate them, too. 

As well as this, having just moved house, to take in their new neighbourhood, Lorna and Ryleigh go on car rides together. While Lorna has a cup of coffee, she and her feline friend people and bird watch. This is time they get to simply enjoy each other’s company and the serenity of sitting there together. 

It’s obvious just how much Lorna and Ryleigh have impacted each other. Through thick and thin, they know they have one another to help them through anything. The love and happiness they share has been life-changing, and they will only continue to flourish together.

Mary and Daisy — July 27, 2022

Mary and Daisy

~ Mary and Daisy ~

Seven years ago, Mary welcomed British Shorthair kitten, Daisy, into her life. Since then, they have changed each other’s lives for the better. 

In 2015, Mary’s cat, Patch, had three kittens. She was unable to keep them all and so, when they were 8 weeks old, two of them found their forever homes. However, Mary wanted to keep one of the kittens who looked a lot like Patch. 

Sadly, in 2019, Mary lost Patch. She was devastated and heartbroken. Having Daisy, Patch’s daughter, meant so much. During this time, she comforted Mary and provided her with unconditional love and lots of cuddles. It was difficult for the both of them, but together, they got through it. 

Not only has Daisy helped Mary, but she has also been supported through her anxieties. Daisy has always been a very anxious and shy cat. Mary helps her by simply being supportive and allowing her to go at her own pace. 

Something that Mary and Daisy enjoy is playing together. Daisy has quite the collection of toys and both she and her human always set aside time each day to play. When they feel more like relaxing, they love spending time outside in the garden together. Any time they get to spend with each other always brings them joy. 

The bond that Mary and Daisy share is so special. They have helped each other through thick and thin and know that, no matter what happens, they have one another. 

Mary and Zoe — July 15, 2022

Mary and Zoe

~ Mary and Zoe ~

A few years ago, Mary and Zoe met. Since then, they have greatly impacted each other’s lives and continue to fill each day with love and happiness. 

In 2019, Mary had been looking for a cat. Sadly, her cat had passed away, which left her devastated. She wanted to welcome another feline friend into her life. So, Mary went to a vet clinic to meet with some of the cats looking for homes. While there, a small black kitten walked right up to her and demanded to be held. At that moment, Mary knew she and this kitten, Zoe, were meant to be. 

For a while, Mary had been living on her own. Once she adopted Zoe, she felt less alone and they became the best of friends. Shortly after bringing Zoe home, she and Mary moved to a dairy farm. This proved to be great as it allowed Zoe to have more space to enjoy and to help out around the farm in the form of being a mouser. 

Whenever Mary is doing work on the farm, Zoe is always happy to keep her company. Whether doing chores, gardening or other jobs, Zoe is right there. When not working, she enjoys exploring the farm more and loves going for walks with Mary. Time they get to spend together never fails to make their days!

The bond that Mary and Zoe have formed is so special. They help one another and share so much love and happiness. 

Chloe and Felix — July 11, 2022

Chloe and Felix

~ Chloe and Felix ~

Six years ago, Chloe met Felix. From the very first moment they met, Chloe knew he was the perfect cat for her family. Since then, they have formed a very special bond. 

Chloe had been wanting to adopt a cat for a while and decided to visit a local shelter in Birkenhead, New Zealand. She met a friendly and quirky moggy who instantly stood out to her. As soon as they met, she knew he was coming home with her. So, Chloe adopted him then and there and named him Felix. 

Not long after adopting Felix was it apparent he had some health issues. He had pneumonia which very nearly took his life. Seeing him go through this was immensely difficult for Chloe, but she stayed by his side through everything. Thankfully, Felix pulled through and he continues to fill his human’s day with endless joy and laughter with his antics. 

Having Felix has impacted Chloe’s life hugely. The last few years have presented her with a lot of challenges, namely experiencing recurrent pregnancy losses. However, Felix, and Chloe’s other cat, Ziggy, were always there to comfort her. When she was feeling especially defeated, Felix would snuggle up and remind her that she wasn’t alone. When Chloe had her children, Felix immediately accepted them into his heart. This meant the world to her.

Not only has Felix had an impact on Chloe and her family, but also their whole neighbourhood. When he first moved into the neighbourhood, he enjoyed learning from the resident tomcat. Now, Felix has taken on that role. He is often seen protecting his territory – and the local female cats – and meeting with friends. Recently, a new kitten moved in. Felix has taken it upon himself to teach his new friend all his tricks and train him to become the next tomcat.

The bond that Chloe and Felix share is so special. They have brought so much joy and love into each other’s lives through simply being there. Chloe saved Felix as a kitten, and Felix helped Chloe through her darkest times. 

Lucy and Xena — June 22, 2022

Lucy and Xena

~ Lucy and Xena ~

Five years ago, Lucy welcomed Xena into her life. Since then, they have become best friends and have impacted each other hugely. 

One of Lucy’s friends’ cats had recently had a litter of kittens. When she went to saw photos of them, she instantly fell in love with the only tortoiseshell kitten. Once the kitten was old enough, Lucy jumped at the chance to adopt her and name her Xena. 

For as long as she can remember, Lucy has been a cat lover and her family has always had cats. However, to Lucy, Xena is different, special. They have become best friends, and they know they’re there for each other, Lucy can talk about anything with her furry friend, sometimes she even gets a response in the form of a meow! When she’s feeling sad, Xena senses this and comes running from wherever she may have been sleeping to comfort her human. 

Having Xena has had a huge impact on Lucy. Her workplace is very high-pressure and can take a toll on her at the end of each day. However, at the end of each day, when she gets home, she’s always greeted by an excited kitty – this never fails to turn around a tough day. 

For a while now, Lucy has struggled with chronic migraines. These impact her daily life and mean she has to stay in bed for periods of time. When she experiences a migraine, Xena joins her in bed, curls up and doesn’t leave her side. She lets Lucy know that she’s there and is looking after her. 

Since adopting Xena, she and Lucy have created their own bedtime routine. Xena will go to bed and wait for Lucy. Once she’s in bed, Xena walks up to her, purring and, once she’s comfortable, lays down and places her paw on her human’s face. It’s time they get to enjoy together as it’s peaceful and shows the love they share. 

Lucy and Xena share a beautiful bond. Through thick and thin, they’ve been there for each other. Since they met, Lucy and Xena have brought one another so much comfort, joy and love.