The Cat-House

The Cat-House A foster home for various Northern Virginia rescue organizations! All adoptions of our fosters are ha
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Humane Society of Loudoun County: www.humaneloudoun.org
Loudoun Community Cat Coalition: www.loudouncommunitycats.org

Happy 2023, all!! We went pretty radio silent, and we apologize . It was a super rough year for us.Another year of "hiat...
01/02/2023

Happy 2023, all!!

We went pretty radio silent, and we apologize . It was a super rough year for us.

Another year of "hiatus" meant more fosters than ever: Violin, Cello, Trumpet, Trombone, Honey, TuxieSir, TabbyBoy, VoidBot, VoidGirl, Cali, Comet, Halley, Alan, Hale, Tom, Bopp, Catalina, Swift, Tuttle, Enke, and the 3 Levis.

As I said - it was a *really* rough year. We lost Uncle Leo in January, Puma had major surgery with huge complications in March. Bopp was diagnosed with pneumonia and Flat-Chested Kitten Syndrome in May, Halley's 7 were born in June, and we lost all of them despite all our efforts by mid-July. In September, a friend of ours lost her house (and the feral cat she lovingly took in for us) in a fire, and then passed of cancer before Christmas.

We are down to only our own cats and Violin, and are actually enforcing our hiatus through at least kitten season to let our hearts heal. I fully expect us to end up with some fosters once kitten season explodes onto the scene - fingers crossed for healthy and uncomplicated ones, please!!

Do you guys remember Bucky? The  feral we fostered in 2020 and was adopted by a very kind and amazing woman?Well, her ho...
09/08/2022

Do you guys remember Bucky? The feral we fostered in 2020 and was adopted by a very kind and amazing woman?

Well, her home burnt down today. Her "Ghost Cat" didn't make it, but she did and needs help. PLEASE donate. She's an amazing woman who deserves way better.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/recovery-and-rehoming-of-pam-mayor

Happy International Cat Day!!Would you like to celebrate this day yourself next year? The Cat-House is your hookup! 6 lo...
08/08/2022

Happy International Cat Day!!

Would you like to celebrate this day yourself next year? The Cat-House is your hookup! 6 lovely cats ready and waiting for their forever homes. ❤️

In the NOVA area? You can apply with Loudoun Community Cat Coalition (Dumpling, top left) or Humane Society of Loudoun County (the other 5 - and they've got a BOGO sale this month!)

Dumpling's brother Tofu went home a week ago. She's an amazing TV watching companion and lap-warmer. Help us find her th...
08/06/2022

Dumpling's brother Tofu went home a week ago. She's an amazing TV watching companion and lap-warmer. Help us find her the perfect forever home!

Loudoun Community Cat Coalition

Hey!!  All our local folks - come visit the Oort Cloud!! Halley, Comet, Tom, and Bopp will be at the Ashburn Alamo Draft...
07/29/2022

Hey!! All our local folks - come visit the Oort Cloud!! Halley, Comet, Tom, and Bopp will be at the Ashburn Alamo Drafthouse starting at 1 pm TOMORROW!

(you can even apply to adopt them while you're there....)

Comet has the cloudy Monday blues.Humane Society of Loudoun County
07/25/2022

Comet has the cloudy Monday blues.

Humane Society of Loudoun County

Former Feral Friday!! Violin is taking her time socializing and de-pickling, but she's definitely getting there. Her fav...
07/22/2022

Former Feral Friday!! Violin is taking her time socializing and de-pickling, but she's definitely getting there. Her favorite thing is sunbathing, as you can see here. She' not listed yet on Humane Society of Loudoun County 's webpage, but she is available for adoption by a cat-savvy home!!

My new office manager is VERY SMOL. 32oz water bottle and A5 notebook for scale (and napping bolsters).Humane Society of...
07/21/2022

My new office manager is VERY SMOL. 32oz water bottle and A5 notebook for scale (and napping bolsters).

Humane Society of Loudoun County

Today's Whisker Wednesday is brought to you by Dumpling and her slender & delicate whiskers!! They definitely reflect th...
07/20/2022

Today's Whisker Wednesday is brought to you by Dumpling and her slender & delicate whiskers!! They definitely reflect the cat they're attached to. ❤️

She's a lovely ticked tabby - we jokingly call her our "wild Abyssinian" AND she's available for adoption through Loudoun Community Cat Coalition

Sorry for the radio silence.We've had a bit of a hard time. We lost Catalina last Thursday, so none of Halley's seven ba...
07/19/2022

Sorry for the radio silence.

We've had a bit of a hard time. We lost Catalina last Thursday, so none of Halley's seven babies made it. Catalina only made it to her 7-week birthday. We could go off on a rant about TNR/spay/neuter/etc and why it's important, and all the stuff we'd normally say, but we're just tired, and trying to recover. These two litters have caused 9 weeks of little-to-no sleep, LOTS of struggle, way too much heartache, and learning about rare illnesses.

The GOOD news is Alan went home on the holiday weekend, and Hale will be delivered to his home this weekend. Tom, Bopp, Comet, and Halley are healthy, happy, and still available for adoption. Get 'em while the gettin's good at Humane Society of Loudoun County

Hopefully, we'll have lots of great cat stories, pictures, and memes again soon. Just give us a few moments to heal.

06/25/2022

Palate cleanser: the tabby girls and their bottles.

Bopp refuses to give up her bottle. I keep trying to transition her to a bowl, but she says no. You can see she's pretty much lost the ability to latch onto a ni**le, but that doesn't stop her!

Catalina started nursing on her own again yesterday after almost 4 days of tube feeding. It's the #1 sign she may be recovering, and I admit I burst into tears when she took the bottle. She's definitely not out of the woods, but this is the first time I've felt *really* positive since this litter was born.

Humane Society of Loudoun County

We lost Encke very suddenly this morning. Catalina here is now a solo baby and we've pulled her from Halley and placed h...
06/23/2022

We lost Encke very suddenly this morning. Catalina here is now a solo baby and we've pulled her from Halley and placed her in the kitten oven so we can monitor her more closely. After another vet visit, we're getting a bit more aggressive in treatment.

Please send her all the healing and healthy thoughts you can spare, please.

Humane Society of Loudoun County

06/21/2022

We lost Tuttle. At least he was loved, warm, and cuddled as he went.

Keep Catalina and Encke in your thoughts - they're showing the same symptoms.

C'mon, Tuttle. Heal. ❤️We had to separate him from Halley and his siblings Thursday - diarrhea, losing weight, and no in...
06/19/2022

C'mon, Tuttle. Heal. ❤️

We had to separate him from Halley and his siblings Thursday - diarrhea, losing weight, and no interest in eating. Got him to the vet on Friday but we don't know what's going on at all. I tube fed him for 2 days (which I hate SO much, nerve wracking) and he's starting to eat from a syringe and his weight is stabilizing. He's not out of the woods, but he's got Heartbeat friend and the magic blanket, which definitely help.

Send him all the good juju you can spare - he needs it.

Humane Society of Loudoun County

I haven't slept more than 2 hours straight in almost a month. But looking over and seeing this makes that a touch more b...
06/13/2022

I haven't slept more than 2 hours straight in almost a month. But looking over and seeing this makes that a touch more bearable. Or, the sleep deprivation has truly kicked in.

Humane Society of Loudoun County

Congratulations, Halley! She produced an Oort cloud of littles this morning! Just like her momma, it looks like she's gi...
06/01/2022

Congratulations, Halley! She produced an Oort cloud of littles this morning! Just like her momma, it looks like she's given us a tabby girl and 3 "cow" boys - one of whom is a Van. Welcome to The Cat-House, Catalina, Swift, Tuttle, and Encke!!

She had a rough delivery, but finally settled and relaxed into full-time momma duties well. All four are nursing, warm, and very vocal when I pick them up. ❤️

Humane Society of Loudoun County


Happy Three Weeks!We normally name everyone by about 2 weeks, but we were hoping the second litter would have been born ...
05/26/2022

Happy Three Weeks!

We normally name everyone by about 2 weeks, but we were hoping the second litter would have been born before then. Since they're not showing any signs of coming out yet, we had to move forward and come up with a theme with enough names for however many are in there!!

Big momma's colony caretaker called her Comet, so we're sticking with that. Little momma is now Halley, and the four nuggets are Alan, Hale, Tom, and Bopp!! Welcome to the Cat-House, and we can't wait for your sibling/cousins to join the party!!

Humane Society of Loudoun County

05/15/2022

Kitten logic: Eight ni**les, three kittens, and there is inevitably a slap-fest over a ni**le. And it's never the same one. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Welcome to The Cat-House!! We've got 2 bonded girls: "Big momma", who gave birth Thursday night, and her suspected daugh...
05/07/2022

Welcome to The Cat-House!! We've got 2 bonded girls: "Big momma", who gave birth Thursday night, and her suspected daughter, "Little momma" who is due to pop basically any day. Big's kittens are a very dark tabby, and three cow kittens The 4 range in size from 91-132 grams.

Big (on the left) is a great momma. She has no issues with us handling the nuggets, and loves pets. Little is much more nervous but starting to calm down some. She accepts pets, but doesn't love them. I think once she's got nuggets nursing and the oxytocin is flowing, she'll be much more relaxed!

Humane Society of Loudoun County

05/06/2022
Momma and the 5 littles have moved on to their permanent foster. And now we're prepping the room for *2* mommas!  A bond...
05/06/2022

Momma and the 5 littles have moved on to their permanent foster. And now we're prepping the room for *2* mommas! A bonded mother-daughter pair who are pregnant. We've done single mommas, but TWO? Tthis is a new one for The Cat-House!!

Humane Society of Loudoun County

04/27/2022

Welcome to The Cat-House!! Momma and her 5 littles just landed from their freedom ride out of Wise Co.

Momma is adorable, friendly, and stripey. The littles (between 5-6 weeks) are 2 voids (boy and girl - the girl has a tiny bib & one faintly white toe, boy has a little locket) a boy tabby, a boy tuxie, and a little long haired calico.

It's nice to have friendlies, even if it's just for a week until their permanent foster gets home!!

Humane Society of Loudoun County

04/20/2022

Getting there!!

Humane Society of Loudoun County

04/14/2022

Violin is a weird little cat. She INSISTS on being near us, she meows and chirps at us, but touching her is a BIG no. This morning, I was able to do this. It's right next to my desk, and probably a bigger deal than it appears. Progress is happening. SO... SLOWLY...

Humane Society of Loudoun County

In our area? Check out the new Catty Corner Cafe!! We're helping as liaison between HSLC and Catty Corner - and we're su...
03/31/2022

In our area? Check out the new Catty Corner Cafe!! We're helping as liaison between HSLC and Catty Corner - and we're super excited about this great space that will help us save even more kitties!!

(And that's our foster Cello, being the perfect ambassador for the opening!!)

Humane Society of Loudoun County
Catty Corner Cafe

Cat and coffee lovers of Leesburg rejoice—the town’s first cat café is scheduled to hold a grand opening Friday, April

Guess who is the star of the soft opening of Catty Corner Cafe ??Cello!!Come visit her, and the other cats that will be ...
03/27/2022

Guess who is the star of the soft opening of Catty Corner Cafe ??

Cello!!

Come visit her, and the other cats that will be trickling in as Humane Society of Loudoun County can get them!! 😻

Sorry we've been quiet - our own cat Puma had obstruction surgery on the 18th. He's had some pretty major complications,...
03/24/2022

Sorry we've been quiet - our own cat Puma had obstruction surgery on the 18th. He's had some pretty major complications, and we've been having to focus on him quite a bit.

We still have Miso, Sesame, Tofu, and Dumpling with Loudoun Community Cat Coalition and Violin and Cello with Humane Society of Loudoun County

Come and get them!! :)

03/11/2022

The audacity of the chipmunks around here...

(L to R) Miso, Sesame, and Tofu are ready to go home. Why haven't they been adopted? No idea, they're snuggly, lovey, and fun. (So is their sister Dumpling, she just was elsewhere during this silliness)

Loudoun Community Cat Coalition

There's nothing like a hex bug toy to get the scared kitties out of their corner! Violin (shorthair torbie) and her sist...
02/20/2022

There's nothing like a hex bug toy to get the scared kitties out of their corner!

Violin (shorthair torbie) and her sister Cello (longhair dilute tortie) couldn't resist, and it's good to see them playing while I'm in the room with them.

Our latest hail mary socialization project: Violin. She is VERY scared and nervous, but loves other cats. She came out a...
02/15/2022

Our latest hail mary socialization project: Violin. She is VERY scared and nervous, but loves other cats. She came out and followed Mystic around, even though I was in the room. Now, if only we could get her to eat. 🤦🏻‍♀️

Humane Society of Loudoun County

When you have a new foster coming in for some "hail mary" style socializing, you take the opportunity to clean, organize...
02/12/2022

When you have a new foster coming in for some "hail mary" style socializing, you take the opportunity to clean, organize, and purge the cat closet. We need a) more bins and b) a label maker.

Miso and Tofu are super happy to be snuggled up with Uncle Mystic.
02/11/2022

Miso and Tofu are super happy to be snuggled up with Uncle Mystic.

We had to do some last minute travel, so Miso, Sesame, Tofu, and Dumpling are staying with a kitten foster friend this w...
02/05/2022

We had to do some last minute travel, so Miso, Sesame, Tofu, and Dumpling are staying with a kitten foster friend this weekend. I was just sent this picture, with the comment: This cave is NOT that big!!

They don't act like it, but they ARE thankful
🤣

Thank you, Humane Society of Loudoun Co. for the beautiful Leo-colored bouquet, for rescuing him in the first place, and...
01/29/2022

Thank you, Humane Society of Loudoun Co. for the beautiful Leo-colored bouquet, for rescuing him in the first place, and helping us let him thrive here as long as he did. 🧡💛

Good night, our beautiful buff boy. You tried to hold on, but it was time. Go find all the kittens in the Summerlands an...
01/28/2022

Good night, our beautiful buff boy. You tried to hold on, but it was time. Go find all the kittens in the Summerlands and uncle the hell out of them. Thank you for being an absolute gentleman right to the very end. 💔

I *was* going to do some cleaning around the house, but Ms. Dumpling (the most skittish of the lot) chose just now for h...
01/16/2022

I *was* going to do some cleaning around the house, but Ms. Dumpling (the most skittish of the lot) chose just now for her first lap time as a free range kitten. I guess I will sit here until death.

Tabby lap.Loudoun Community Cat Coalition
01/12/2022

Tabby lap.

Loudoun Community Cat Coalition

KELTY & REI ARE GOING HOME TONIGHT!! ❤️❤️❤️I'm going to miss these little criminals, but they're going to be so loved an...
01/09/2022

KELTY & REI ARE GOING HOME TONIGHT!! ❤️❤️❤️

I'm going to miss these little criminals, but they're going to be so loved and spoiled.

There is very little that feels as awesome as when a kitten turns in their feral card and not only trusts you but seeks ...
01/06/2022

There is very little that feels as awesome as when a kitten turns in their feral card and not only trusts you but seeks you out for attention and comfort. Time to start having other people come over for socializing!!! (Clockwise starting at the void: Tofu, Miso, Sesame, Dumpling)

Loudoun Community Cat Coalition

Not *quite* sure what was happening here...Also, WHY DON'T THESE GIRLS HAVE A HOME YET????Humane Society of Loudoun Coun...
01/05/2022

Not *quite* sure what was happening here...

Also, WHY DON'T THESE GIRLS HAVE A HOME YET????

Humane Society of Loudoun County

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Next up are Dave, Josh and Trent!

Named after American musicians, this trio of meow breakers are ready to hit the stage again but this time in their forever homes.

Pictured here in the middle with them is their cat mentor Uncle Mystic (not available!). He is the kitty whisperer and has helped many foster kitties find their way. His job is done and now these boys can begin their own journeys.

All the boys have big purrs, love to play and love other cats. They can be adopted on their own as long as there is a friendly age appropriate cat in their new home. Any two would be a fine pair as well. Dave is the most outgoing but his brothers are not far behind. They are a fun group of boys!

You can also follow them at The Cat-House!

Apply today for your own meow star!

https://www.loudouncommunitycats.org/adoptions
Remind you of anyone? :P
Squidd is already learning Rissy's noises. I woke up this morning to her chirping at him, and him going "ohhh, is the baby-cat hungry? Yeah? Come on, Roo! Lets get breakfast!" Not a cat person, my ass.. :D