Two of the most beautiful cats came into Willamette Humane on June 14, and they’ve been waiting in Suite 1 since then, just hoping the perfect owner will come along. I think they’ve waited long enough, don’t you?
A Bonded Pair of Cats
Cleopatra and Nefertiti are 8 years old, and it looks like they’ve lived together always. These sisters aren’t openly affectionate, as I don’t seem them grooming one another or snuggling together. They like to keep their love on the down-low. But, their previous owner reports that they adore one another and seem to need one another. Wouldn’t it be great to have them both in the same home? I think so.
Shy and Retiring
Neither Nefertiti nor Cleopatra have great a great greeting system. Often, they look pretty panicked. But, they’re desperate to be petted and loved, and they respond enthusiastically to any kind of human attention. They even like to be talked to. If you do come to visit them, don’t let their scared stance frighten you away. Give them time, and they’ll open right up.
Even though they do open up, these guys are shy, and their previous owner reports that they hid when company came over. For some families, this sort of shyness is just part of loving a creature that’s easily overwhelmed. But for families looking for an outgoing cat, there might be some work required before these two fit the bill.
They have also been declawed in the front, so they’re not the sorts of cats that can take trips outdoors. Couch potatoship is a better role for these older girls.
The Catnip Cam
I had high hopes for the catnip cam, as Cleopatra has gotten so involved with catnip in the past that she’s emerged with bits of green in her fur that brought out her lovely eyes. But this week, both girls seemed more interested in affection, rather than treats.
(It’s still adorable, I think.)
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Bonus Kitten Cam
Right next door to Cleopatra and Nefertiti is a room that currently holds 11 kittens. These guys came from two litters, and they were all raised together in the same foster home. The cuteness is a little overwhelming. Check it out.
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Last week, I mentioned that I’d be featuring Mister Sirius Black. You may be wondering why his handsome mug wasn’t in this week’s post. It’s for the very best of reasons: He was adopted!
As a reminder: Cats come and go so quickly out of the shelter, so if you see someone that tugs at your heart, be sure to visit now, rather than later. But if you’re interested in pretty Preston, he’s still waiting for you. Maybe this week will be his week.
Sneak Peek to Next Week
Next week, I’ll be featuring Bird, a 6-year-old Maine Coon that came to the shelter as a stray. He’s one of my favorites, with a beautiful coat and a silly, goofy personality that never fails to make me smile. He’s been waiting for a home since May 19th, and I’m hoping his wait for a home will end soon.
That’s it for now! Please share this blog, the photos, the videos and anything else you can think of with your friends, family members and coworkers. The cats will appreciate it.
Jean lives in Salem with her two dogs and five cats (and all of those critters appear on Jean's personal pet blog: Welcome to the Menagerie ).
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