10 reasons to fall in love with Dillon

One month into his campaign, Dillon (aka Dilly, aka Silly Dilly, aka Handsome Dill, aka Dill Pickle) is loving the fame and fortune!  If you haven’t seen it yet, check out our Instagram page for weekly #dillondays updates!  https://www.instagram.com/ourcompanions/

Though we are thrilled with the campaign and the attention it has brought this deserving kitty, we want to help you all understand just what makes this special cat so very lovable. Though he may be different from other cats, Silly Dilly is one cat that we can all relate to.  Read on to find out why our volunteers and staff love him so very much!

1.) We can all relate to Dillon’s love for food

             “Dillon cracks me up when he gets so excited at dinner time and starts purring his heart out!” -Christy

          “When it comes time for food, it’s always adorable to hear him get talkative and see him excitedly pace around the door anxiously awaiting his meal.”- Stephanie

2.) Sometimes, he just needs a little space

    “Dillon needs his space sometimes (like we all do), but he makes up for that with his loyalty and intelligence.” – Mary

            “Sometimes Dillon loves to stay close and other times he prefers his space.  You know…like a lot of cat lovers.” – Susannah

How about I stay here and you stay there.

3.) Dillon has the sweetest lil purr

            “You are such a big, handsome boy, you should be roaring like a tiger, but instead you have the sweetest purr!” – Christy

“Dillon’s purr can be heard as far away as the dog cottages at the Sanctuary!” – Mary

4.) He absolutely loves playtime

              “The minute I walk into Dillon’s room he thinks, “that’s the lady who plays Ripple Rug!”.  We have a nice wack-a-mole session on his rug and then move the party outdoors.” – Susan

“My happy time is when you play Pounce on the Feather Stick as I move it under your blanket or underneath the tunnel tube.  You make me smile with your persistence!” – Sheila

5.) His nickname “Silly Dilly” is so very fitting

            “Dillon quickly gained the nickname ‘Silly Dilly’ as he became hilariously funny to watch! He would clumsily bound across the room in hot pursuit of a mouse or a small rubber ball, dramatically, yet elegantly throw himself to the ground to roll back and forth when he found a nice sunny spot, or just jump up and race around the room like crazy out of the blue!” – Christine

“Dillon will entertain you with his ridiculous antics!” – Susannah

6.) Dillon is secretly a cuddle bug!

         “Dillon comes bolting through his cat door from outside and will hop up on my lap and lay his head on my chest.  He lets me pet him for several minutes.  He has fallen asleep on me and that just melts my heart.” – Marielle

         “Sometimes this big handsome boy will hop up into my lap, with his head resting against my chest, and will take a nice, long nap. Some days, he’d prefer to cuddle up on the couch beside me and just likes to have some quiet company while he does his thing.” – Stephanie

7.) He is the most handsome cat in all the land


I mean, seriously.  The most handsome. Ever.

8.) He is the definition of “drama king” 

                “His quirky side will emerge when he gets over stimulated or nervous at times.  He may give a loud meow, a small swat of the paw (though his claws rarely emerge) or simply run out of the room or to a hiding place when he has had enough.  Just as quickly as this happens, he is back! Lingering nearby, giving head butts and huge purrs and looking for love!” – Christine

     “A big sanctuary can be overwhelming every now and again and we all get a little attitudey – especially Dillon.  Once he has his own digs, I know he’s going to act like the king that he is!” -Christy

9.) He takes some time to warm up to new people, but being on Dillon’s good side is the best feeling in the world! 

“You’ve softened so much over the years so that now, after dinner, instead of regally jumping away from me and curling up high for a nap, you stay down low, near me and curl up for a nap!” – Jamile

“Though it took some time, patience, and even a bit of frustrating at times to get to know Dillon, it was worth every second.  Even though he will most likely always carry his occasional nervousness with him through life, he is a true joy to have around and will bond with anyone who gives him the patience and love that he needs.” – Christine

10.) Dillon is an all around special guy 


“He’s one of the smartest cats I’ve ever met.  He’s beautiful, smart, sensitive, and has what I consider to be excellent taste in people!” – Susan

“No matter what he’s doing, Dillon is always a lovable goofball and he deserves an amazing home with someone who will love him as much as us volunteers do!” – Stephanie

“Anyone who is lucky enough to share their life with Dillon will gain a wonderful family member and feline friend.” – Christine

We are so very lucky to have you, Dillon and we cannot wait until you find your forever home!

Redecorating with Morello

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HI ‘YALL,      MORELLO HERE.     If you don’t already know me,  I am a former resident of the Sanctuary  – now, I am happy to say I have a wonderful home of my own.

Since I’ve found myself with a little more free time on my hands in my new home, I thought I would  start up a little sideline business …..   interior decorating.

Now, I’m not one to  flaunt my work, but I do think I’m pretty talented in helping others dress up their homes a little- and,  if you would take a look at my new line of home furnishings, I think you’ll agree that it is some pretty impressive work!

First – there’s my  luxurious line of plush floor coverings- so warm and fuzzy on the feet (Just think of how nice this will feel on your feet this winter)-

My colorful assortment of classic soft throws will fit superbly into any room..

And darling, do check out my throw pillows and covers.  They are sure to jazz up any chair in your home!

I even have weather resistant  line for outdoor chairs (the styles are stunning if I do say so myself)!

Most are self-cleaning… but of course they are hand washable if needed.


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Sorry!      Oh goodness-  All this talk of cleaning and I get this overwhelming urge to break out the tongue for my hourly spit bath.

Now where was I….

Oh yes -let’s talk window treatments.

I’m sure you would agree my window coverings are to die for!  Shred those old tired out curtains and enhance your outdoor view with these amazing  and beautiful pieces.


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I’m so proud  of my creations and I hope you are as excited as I am about this new line I have developed.

I’ve even started a new fall collection that I’d like to sneak preview right here  for you- it’s heavy in black and oranges hues (some of my favorite fall colors)


If you still need convincing – and personally I don’t even know why you would, but, here are some of my products in actual customer homes:


On the left is a beauty from my Veronica line of throws- the coloring is so exquisite and something I am incredibly proud of.  On the right is from my Mason line (its actually the throw on the left – I am not sure where the other piece is from but I have to admit it is pretty delectable too!  The owners loved my piece so much they couldn’t  stand the thought of even sitting on the couch –  (the ultimate compliment in my opinion).

And some reviews from the community:




Love, Love Love those gorgeous throw pillows-  That fluffy gray one in particular !




Ezz very nice but how bout vee see a  vittle more, how you say? orange flair in jour regular collection,  no?





(SIGH)  There’s always a critic somewhere in the crowd!


So -this fall look around your home at your tired, empty couches, lifeless chairs and cold windowsills.

Just imagine one of my delicious pieces there  to enhance, dress up, or just add some finishing touches to your home.  You won’t be disappointed.

Ta Ta for now –   M