Question of the Day (and a lot of other days): Why are some of our most wonderful cats always overlooked? We haven’t got a clue. Is it because they don’t put themselves forward when prospective families come into their room? We don’t think so, as we’ve yet to meet a cat who thought her- or himself anything less than practically perfect, an assessment we agree with 100 percent. Shy? We prefer aloof, but either way, see the answer above. Homely? Not a chance. To our way of thinking, some cats are not as beautiful as other cats, but they are all lovely creatures.

Come meet some of these perennial bridesmaids. Here’s Cersie. Cersie has come a long way since she arrived at the shelter. Back then she was scared to death of people, and to say she was not crazy about letting staff clip her claws is putting it mildly indeed. Now Cersie has become a different cat — a people cat! With affection and patience she has blossomed, and she loves to have people come into her room and pay well-deserved attention to her. She is always a little baffled when they go home with someone else. And so are we.

Hillary is definitely shy. This gorgeous young-at-heart girl prefers to lounge around all day hoping that you will come to her. Hillary came to us as a kitten back in 1998, and she has never had a home. At 13 years old, she is one of the most senior of the senior cat population, and nothing would make her—and us, for that matter—happier than going to a peaceful, quiet home. She qualifies for our Senior-to-Senior program, which means that if you are over 60 years old and the cat of your choice is over 6 years old, the adoption fee is waived. We would be as happy as clams, and we bet you would too, if Hillary could finally become part of a family and know what it feels like to have a home of her own.

Then there’s Jordan, who we think sees more with one eye than most cats — or people — do with two. Jordan loves people and attention, and one of her favorite means of transport is getting a free ride on the shoulder of staff when they clean her room. She gets along with everyone and is, in a word or two, a complete and utter love. Having one eye has not affected her in the least, and she has no limitations.

We know it’s early, but Christmas is around just a couple of corners, and we know you’ll be wanting to get your cover girl or boy ready for a photo with Santa. That opportunity comes around in October, so keep your eyes right here for more information to come soon.

Don’t forget our car and dog wash Saturday morning, Sept. 10, at Key Bank in the Hannaford plaza.

We have added some big items to our wish list. We are looking for

· A snow blower

· A covered bin to hold our recycling containers

· A 4- or 6-foot folding table

· An E-Z Up pop-up tent

· A van or a wagon to take our animals to and from the vet

· A Keurig coffee maker for the staff

As always, our thanks and deepest gratitude to everyone who lends us a helping hand by donating items for the shelter. We could not care for our precious population without your kind help and generous support.

Please stop in and see us and all our too-often overlooked darlings at 146 Camden St. in Rockport. We’re open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, and our website at is never closed! And thank you, as always, for your caring and support.