Pawsitive Tales

Sharing heartwarming tales of animals and their humans.

Amber, Aslan and Teenie — April 27, 2022

Amber, Aslan and Teenie

~ Amber, Aslan and Teenie ~

Nine years ago, Amber met Aslan, a four-week-old kitten, who was in need of a forever home. Since then, they have formed a very special bond and have even welcomed a second kitten, Teenie, into their lives just over a year ago. 

In 2012, Amber discovered a small kitten just moments away from being dumped. She took the kitten into her arms and fell instantly in love. In Amber’s mind, arriving at the exact spot at that exact time, it was simply meant to be. 

Fast forward to 2021 when Amber met Teenie. At the time, Amber was volunteering at Animals First Rescue. While there, she met a tiny one-week-old kitten – Teenie. The kitten was fighting for her life. She became very unwell and, for a while, her prognosis wasn’t good. However, with a lot of hard work and a lot of care, Teenie pulled through. Amber quickly decided to adopt Teenie and to give her the home she deserved. 

Each day since Amber adopted her furbabies has been filled with joy and love. Knowing they’re there by her side means so much. Whenever Amber is feeling down, snuggles from Aslan and Teenie brightens her day. They can always make her smile, even on the days when it’s difficult. 

Amber, Aslan and Teenie love spending time together. From playing with Aslan and Teenie’s vast array of toys, snuggles, dressing up in clothes from their large wardrobe, shopping for toys, food and more at pet stores, car trips, and much more! Being able to spend time together is something they all enjoy. Amber makes sure that every day, she reminds her furbabies just how much they mean to her. 

Because of the impact Aslan and Teenie have had on her, Amber decided to start an Instagram account for them both. She wanted to share the same joy they bring her with everyone else on social media. On their pages, Amber shares photos of Aslan and Teenie being themselves, spreading love and happiness with so many. 

The love and care that Amber, Aslan and Teenie share for each other is truly special. They have helped one another through thick and thin and know that no matter what, they will be there.

Cara and Edna — April 20, 2022

Cara and Edna

~ Cara and Edna ~

Last year, Edna changed Cara’s life. During one of the most difficult times in Cara’s life, Edna was right there to help her.

A few years ago, one of Cara’s close friends adopted Edna. However, when she went to university, she had to leave Edna with her parents as animals weren’t allowed there. During this time, Cara became very unwell. Her friends’ parents offered to have her stay with them while she recovered. 

As she moved in, Cara took over the care of Edna. It wasn’t long before they became great friends. Cara loved watching Edna do zoomies around the house, with her fur puffed up and green eyes wide. Each morning, Edna would go into Cara’s room and soothe her with purrs or sit in her lap and just looks up. 

Cara has struggled with pain disorders and mental health issues. This can cause pain attacks, panic attacks, paralysis and difficult emotions. Whenever she experiences these episodes, no matter what she’s doing or where she is, Edna will find Cara and comfort her. Whether it’s simply being by her human’s side, giving her cuddles or massaging the painful areas. Knowing that she cares so much has had a big impact on Cara’s overall wellbeing and feeling safer. 

Sometimes, as a result of her mental health issues, Cara experiences severe nightmares. Recently, after a particularly scary nightmare, Edna woke up Cara by placing her paws on her chin and purring loudly. When Cara woke up, Edna rested on her chest. This was like a weighted blanket and greatly helped to relax her human. As well as this, it reminded Cara to take deeper breaths and to ground herself in the present. 

Edna has provided Cara with a sense of companionship. She knows that, no matter what, Edna is right there beside her. If she’s having a tough time, talking to her furry friend can be a huge relief. As well as this, having Edna allows Cara to focus on something else and have a purpose each day. 

Not only does Edna provide Cara with a sense of hope, but she spreads so much joy and positivity. Each day, she brings so much laughter through zoomies and her playfulness. Cara loves when Edna chases her feet under the blankets. They’ll happily play this for as long as they both have the energy to. 

Each day, Edna brings so much happiness into Cara’s life. She has been life-changing and has had a huge impact on Cara’s recovery. The love that they share for one another is so strong and will only continue to flourish.

Fucha — December 13, 2021


~ Fucha ~

In early 2021, 10-year-old Fucha found her forever home. Ever since, she has absolutely flourished and loves her family. 

Fucha arrived at the Dog Tales Rescue and Sanctuary all the way from Israel. She was a very timid and nervous senior dog and had obviously had a tough life up until she was rescued. Despite all that happened, however, Fucha maintained her sweet nature. And, in 2021, found her forever home. 

Before adopting Fucha, her human had already been involved with Dog Tales through fostering – with one becoming a forever foster! When she met Fucha, she fell in love. She knew that Fucha had found her home in that moment. 

Because Fucha’s human works from home, they can both spend time together. Her job is very demanding, so Fucha reminds her to take a break every once in a while. She also quietly sits with her human while she works and there for her. 

Having Fucha has given her human a new perspective on rescued senior dogs. So often, older animals go unnoticed and spend a lot of time in shelters. Knowing that she is able to now give Fucha a happy life full of love and comfort has been hugely rewarding. She has also given her a new hope in humans as she will always be by her side. 

With new freedom, one of Fucha’s favourite things is going on long forest hikes with her human and fur brother, Copper. This has been a great way for them all to bond and spend time together. For them to just be in the moment with one another. 

The impact that both Fucha and her human have had on each other is truly amazing. Fucha is able to live out her life in a home full of unconditional love and has brought her forever home so much happiness. 

Noam, Lihi, O’Malley, Maizie and Michael — November 22, 2021

Noam, Lihi, O’Malley, Maizie and Michael

~ Noam, Lihi, O’Malley, Maizie and Michael ~

About six years ago, Noam and his wife, Lihi, began their cat rescuing journey. In that time, Noam and Lihi have adopted three cats and have rescued many more. It’s because of this, Noam decided to share his passion for animals through his other passions; music and art. 

Noam has always loved animals. He has always wanted to help them and any stray animal he met, he would offer help. One day, in 2015, he and Lihi were staying at her family’s house. After returning home from work, Lihi and her family called Noam upstairs. When he did, he saw a small grey and white 3-month-old kitten. 

The kitten was found by Lihi and her family. The kitten was wandering near a busy road and they went to save him. After caring for him, it became evident that this kitten, now named O’Malley, had found his home with Noam and Lihi. A year later, they decided to find their own place and took O’Malley with them. 

Not long after moving into their new home, another kitten found herself in their care. The tabby kitten was about 2-months old and needed someone to look after her. Sadly, due to being handled by humans, her mother left. It was because of this that Noam and Lihi welcomed her into their home and named her Maizie.

Seeing so many cats in need inspired Noam and Lihi to care for all the strays in their neighbourhood, Rehavia. They would feed them daily and would catch them for neutering and any medical treatments they may need. It meant a lot to Noam to do this as he has always wanted to help animals, and this has allowed him to do just that. 

Six months after adopting Maizie, they met another special kitten. He was affectionate and enjoyed greeting Noam and Lihi. However, they saw he had been suffering from some health issues and knew he wouldn’t do well on the streets, and so welcomed the new kitten, Michael, into their home. 

Having O’Malley, Maizie and Michael has brought so much joy and love into Noam and Lihi’s life. They are their world. He and Lihi love the company of their feline friends and their lives have been changed for the better because of them. No matter what might be going on in their life, Noam and Lihi know that their furbabies will be right there. They enjoy playing together, snuggling and just being with each other. 

Together, Noam and Lihi have helped over 100 stray cats in their neighbourhood. It’s a lot of work, but it means so much to both of them. Every little bit helps. They know that the streets are a tough place for any cat to be, and so try to help them as best they can. From providing food to ensuring that any cat who needs medical attention receives it, Noam and Lihi do whatever they can. 

One day, Noam and Lihi hope to open a shelter. It can be tough to provide for stray cats without a proper facility. Noam hopes that this can further help animals, both in his neighbourhood and beyond, as well as spread awareness about animal welfare and how to better care for these cats. One of the ways he has been fundraising for this is through his page, Sympawnies

For as long as he can remember, Noam has always been creative. He would draw and paint as a child, and loved music. Inspired by Bach’s unique style of handwriting while composing and how he created shapes in his scores and conveyed a musical picture, Noam drew a lot of inspiration from this and started Sympawnies. 

Through Sympawnies, Noam takes on commissions to write music inspired by people’s pets, wildlife and all kinds of animals. People can send in pictures of their animal, as well as a brief description of their personality, and Noam will create a beautiful work of art. Not only this, but 20% of the profits made go to helping cats in his neighbourhood. 

Through Sympawnies, Noam uses his platform to educate people about animals and welfare. Recently, he composed a piece, titled ‘Paso Dobulle’, to raise awareness around bullfighting. He wants to continue using his platform as a way for people to know more about animals and how one can better care for them.

As a composer, Noam uses his passions to express his love of animals. Each commission is personal to each animal. It’s immensely rewarding to Noam and he feels thrilled to create such unique and special works for animals and their humans.

The impact that O’Malley, Maizie and Michael have had on Noam has been huge. They have provided him and Lihi with endless joy and unconditional love. If you would like to check out Noam’s previous works, or even commission your own sympawny go to his page, Sympawnies, now!

Bryce and Arbor — November 15, 2021

Bryce and Arbor

~ Bryce and Arbor ~

Ten years ago, Bryce rescued Arbor from a shelter in Las Vegas. In the time since then, they have both had a big impact on each other and the greater community. 

In 2011, Bryce visited a shelter in Las Vegas in search of a new canine companion. Soon, he came across a large black dog and was told that, like black cats, black dogs find it more difficult to find homes. He also felt an instant connection with this one dog. Bryce decided then and there that this was the perfect dog, and named her Arbor. 

Not long after welcoming Arbor into his family, Bryce realised just how special she was. She would pick up commands quickly and could easily remember them. Then, one day after work, Bryce returned home to see a finished painting. Bryce’s then-partner told him that Arbor had actually painted the piece of art. He couldn’t believe it until she showed him the video. 

Arbor started to become famous on social media. With her talent for painting, she and Bryce began to fundraise for local shelters. She would paint and he would auction them off. Fairly soon after, she appeared in newspapers and shows worldwide, from Japan to America, England to New Zealand. 

Having such a big following, Bryce and Arbor started to advocate. The shelter Arbor had come from were neglecting many of their animals and many of the animals were put down. They wanted to do something about this, to stop the suffering of these animals. Together, they used their voices to speak up. 

Bryce had started a page that would bring to light some of what was happening at the shelter. There were protests, interviews, and more. It also inspired Bryce to open his own non-profit organisation – No Kill Las Vegas. 

It took quite some time, but eventually, the shelter wanted to make a change. They have taken on much of what Bryce advocated for; better care, doing all they could for the animals, and making their living environment better in general. 

Thanks to Arbor, Bryce was able to raise awareness and inspire these changes. He is thankful for Arbor as she has helped to save many animals at the shelter she once lived in. 

Since all her advocate work, Arbor continues to paint and have these auctioned off to fundraise for local shelters. In 2021, she has also appeared in the Netflix series, ‘Pet Stars’ and Disney+ series, ‘It’s a Dog’s Life’. She is truly a shining star and has touched many throughout her amazing journey. 

It’s obvious just how much Bryce and Arbor have impacted each other. They have brought so much love and happiness into each other’s lives, and together have changed the lives of so many.