Our Valentine’s pets of the month are loves!

By Lynn Weisberg and Joan DiPiero

Our February cats are Rebecca and Stella, both moms who arrived at the S.P.A. with their kittens in December. Rebecca finished nursing her three kittens, all of whom have been adopted, and has discovered all the joys of being kitten-free. Realizing her single status, she has been taking advantage of every possible chance at play, running through tunnels and batting at balls, either attempting to regain her girlish figure or perhaps just for fun. Rebecca, about two years old, is an orange tabby with gorgeous golden eyes.

Stella arrived at the SPA with not only her three six-week-old kittens, but two kittens from her former litter, now about 5 months old. Understandably eager to put motherhood behind her, after her nursing duties were finished, she has blossomed into a loving cat, pleased that she has time just for herself. About two years old, Stella is a beautiful Siamese type with blue eyes who is tranquil and loves to be petted.

Our featured dogs are Dulce and Bamboo. Dulce, an all-white, medium-sized female, was living on the streets and won the hearts of everyone she met. We were able to accept her in November 2013. Two years old, smart, and affectionate, she was named Dulce because of her sweet, undemanding, calm personality. She loves to play and has blossomed under the care and affection she has been receiving probably for the first time in her life. Access to the outdoors is important to her. She has a lovely habit of coming up for attention and then basking in the sunshine, looking over adoringly at her human friends.

Bamboo is a beautiful, one-year-old Border Collie mix, and is smart as a whip! He learned to sit in one lesson and responds well to gentle coaxing. He loves to run, play, chase balls, and enjoys learning new tasks. Going for walks is one of his favorite things to do and he’s eager to explore new surroundings. Bamboo will be an extremely loyal and loving pet for the right owner. If you are looking for a dog that can learn just about anything, he’s the one for you.

Adopt any of these Pets of the Month during February and receive a free adoption kit. Adoptions (350 pesos) include vaccinations, deworming, and neutering. Preview all our animals at www.spasanmiguel.org and http://www.facebook.com/spasanmiguel or visit them at Los Pinos 7, 152-6124, Monday-Saturday between 11 and 2.


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