This is the cutest little fluff ball of a kitten you'll ever meet. Ducky is a little nervous and shy around people he doesn't know, but begins purring about 2 milliseconds after you start petting him. He will thrive in a home with an experienced cat person to teach him that the world's not a scary place. He'll also do well with another confident cat to learn from.

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    Buster is a sweet, soulful, and fun loving 1-year-old, 65-pound hunk just waiting to be somebody's best friend. He loves to romp or play, and would make a stellar companion for an active individual or family. Buster has lived peacefully and joyfully alongside children, and would love to show some little humans how to properly play on the playground. His favorite playground activities are climbing ladders and sliding down the slide. As adventurous as Buster may be, he knows the value of chilling out and watching a movie after a long play session.

    Cat adoption hours are noon to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 11 a.m.to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; dog adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday at Berkeley Humane, 2700 Ninth St. More details: 510-845-3633, www.berkeleyhumane.org or dogs@berkeleyhumane.org.