Do you love cats with a bit of spice to them? I have three cats you’ll adore in this week’s blog. And if you prefer your cats a touch on the sweeter side, I have one very special girl that is looking for someone just like you.
Let’s get started.
Fluffy Cat Creampuff
First up is a kitty that got a haircut during his time at the shelter. His name is Creampuff, and when he arrived, that was a totally appropriate name. But his puffs were caused by painful mats, so he had a shave. Our puffy guy isn’t so puffy anymore!
Creampuff is 7 years old, and he came to the shelter due to a move. His family had to shift into a smaller space, and Creampuff had to meet and get along with a few new cat siblings. He had trouble making the adjustment, so he came here in the hopes of finding someone new to love.
At some point in his life, Creampuff was declawed in front. He walks along normally, and he still uses his paws for some types of communication. He bats at my legs, for example, when he wants me to put down the camera and pet him.
But when emotions run high and Creampuff wants you to stop doing what you are doing immediately, he will give a nip. He has plenty of signals that the nip is coming, and his new family can learn to read them and do just fine. But he should go to an experienced family for that reason.
When he isn’t pushed into spaces and places that make him uncomfortable, Creampuff is an absolutely wonderful kitty. He gets along nicely with other cats, and he absolutely loves to be petted. When his glorious furs grow back, he’ll be a stunner too.
We’re not sure how he feels about dogs, and kids should be cat-savvy to live with this guy.
Come take him home!
Sweetly Sassy Bathilda
Next up is 12-year-old calico Bathilda. She is quite honestly one of the prettiest cats I’ve met at the shelter. Her markings are clear and bright, and look at those eyes! She’s a stunner.
We’re focusing on sassy cats today, and Bathilda definitely falls into this category. She came into the shelter due to a move, and she’d lived with her family all of her prior 12 years. That family consisted of adult men, and Bathilda was the only cat. Her family said she was loyal, and that she loves her people above all else.
Her family reported that Bathilda liked to be held, she liked toys, and she loved interactive play sessions. They seemed heartbroken to give her up.
And Bathilda seems upset to lose them.
She had a difficult time transitioning to shelter life, and she moved into a foster home with an understanding family that tried to help her.
Bathilda loves the male component of that household. She takes naps with her foster dad, she grooms his head, and she runs to greet him when he gets home. This man is her world, and she shows him an incredible amount of sweetness.
But the female part of the household? It’s a different story. She whaps and slaps, and she can’t be bribed with treats. She does not bite, but she slaps. And she slaps pretty hard.
Bathilda’s preferences can cross genders. She slapped at me, but she has liked a younger female visitor. And she has slapped at a younger male guest.
This is a kitty that forms opinions pretty quickly, and she has rules that she’d like to see followed. As you can imagine, she struggles with shelter life. And she struggles with foster life a bit too. We’d like to see her go into a forever home with an understanding family, primarily made up of people she accepts and few visitors. She has no experience of life with other pets, and her foster pet siblings are afraid of her (so she has wicked mojo). Click her bio to find out more about how to meet her.
Sweet Cat Shera
Need a break from sassy cats? Meet 11-year-old Shera. She is a black kitty, but look closely and you’ll see a little red peeping through the undercoat. In the sunlight this girl is really gorgeous. And she has a sweet personality to match.
Shera came to the shelter due to an illness in her family, and she’s lived in the same home her entire life. A shift to the shelter was understandably difficult for this older girl, but she has learned that visitors are there to love her. With a little coaxing, she will accept your gentle touches and pets and cuddles. She has a lovely little purr, and she would make such a nice lap cat companion.
Shera’s family reports that this cat loves to be held and carried, and that she does like to play but takes that time seriously. She doesn’t want to be distracted with touches during playtime!
Shera has lived with other cats before, and she is living with a very sassy cat now, and is doing well. She seems to lean on other kitties when she is worried, so she might enjoy a cat companion in her new home.
Can you give this sweet girl a second chance?
Big Cat Baloo
Next up is volunteer favorite Baloo. He is 4 years old, and he’s a big guy at 17 pounds. Just look at his shoulders!
Baloo was found as a stray cat, but he must have lived with someone at some point. He is so big and beefy! Kitties don’t get like this without a little help.
Baloo also has no real fear of strangers. He’ll walk right up for introductions without any coaxing at all. He is a very confident guy.
But Baloo has opinions, and he isn’t terribly shy about expressing those too. He prefers to be petted with your words (not your hands), and he can give a warning swing if you touch him too much. If you let him, he will gladly pet you with his head, his soft paws, and his body. He absolutely loves to rub up on people. But he wants to direct that touching, not the other way around.
Baloo gets along very nicely with other cats, including shy cats, so he might like to go into a home with some feline friends. We’re not sure how he feels about dogs. And his kid friends should be very cat savvy, just because this guy wants to rule the roost.
Our volunteers simply adore this big boy, and there will be a party when he goes home, I am sure. Can you make it happen?
That’s it for this week! If you see a kitty on here you love, come down to visit. They go faster than you might think is possible! And if you don’t find someone you love, remember: this is just a sample of the cats we’re trying to find homes for. There’s bound to be love within our walls.
If names are underlined, the kitty is still up for adoption. Click that link to find out more about age, price, etc. And if you feel compelled, click the “sponsor” button to help support this kitty’s stay. As part of sponsorship benefits, we’ll share the cat on Facebook too!
Thank you for your support.