This week, I have three very special cats to tell you about (and one surprise kitty waiting for you at the end of this post, too!). There’s a lot of data to share, so let’s get started!
This long-haired kitty beauty is Boots (she’s shown in the photo up top, too). Boots has gorgeous long hair and some crazy-wild whiskers. She really is gorgeous. And despite her age (she’s 13+), Boots is remarkably healthy. In fact, she’s just been through a dental procedure, so she’s all fixed up and ready to go. If you’ve been worried about adopting an older cat due to health issues, Boots might be a good choice for you.
And she is a complete and total love bug, so she would be so much fun to live with. Within about a minute of meeting me, she had flopped down on her side for belly rubs and chin scratches. She was so calm about it that I was able to shoot some video. Be sure to turn up the volume so you can hear this girl’s motor!
Boots came to us when her person fell ill and was no longer able to attend to her needs. A close friend of the family brought Boots here to us, and that friend helped to cover the cost of this cat’s surgery, too. It’s a sweet and touching gesture, isn’t it? And Boots is worth it.
This cat does not have a history of life with other pets, but she might enjoy living with a calm and gentle cat, with the proper introductions. Same goes for children. She has no experience, but if the family is quiet and loving, Boots might enjoy that.
Next up is this 10+ all-black cat named Pete. He came bounding right up for attention as soon as I opened up his suite door, and I was struck with how thick and strong he looks. Isn’t he gorgeous?
Pete came to us as a stray, so we don’t know anything about his past life and his preferences. But we have already uncovered a few quirks.
Pete is very loving on his terms, but he can be incredibly sensitive to what he considers to be manhandling. He doesn’t like to be picked up, moved or restrained in any way. He’d like to do his own thing, thank you very much.
Thankfully, Pete is very agile, so he really doesn’t need much moving. And he responds beautifully to all sorts of verbal commands. I could move him from place to place by just pointing, and he even sat when I asked him to. Wild, right?
In any case, Pete might not be a great choice for homes with children. They may not be able to remember his rules with ease. And it’s not clear how well he would do with other pets. It’s best to talk with an adoption specialist about that.
Isn’t this cat gorgeous? Her name is Chrysanthemum, and she is a 2yo tortie cat with very tightly packed fur and piercing green eyes. She really is a stunner. And she has a remarkable personality.
Most kenneled cats tend to leap out when the doors are opened. Chrys, on the other hand, has a great deal of self-control. When I opened her door, she started modeling for the camera instead of embarrassing herself with mewling and jumping. Look how poised she is?!? And how gorgeous.
Chrys came to us as a stray, so we’re not sure about her history with other animals. But since she is so calm and collected, she might integrate into a multi-pet home with the right introductions. She doesn’t seem like a cat that would get hysterical.
And Chrys really loves people. She was very receptive to my attention this morning, and she has quite a loud and pretty purr. If you’re interested in her, you should come down quick. I don’t imagine that she will last very long at the shelter.
Bonus: Emerald Diamond
Think kitten season is over? Think again! Check out the wee face on Emerald Diamond. This is a very young kitten, but we’re not quite certain of the exact age. That’s because ED came to us as a stray (sensing a theme?), and I’m guessing that this kitty was alone for quite some time.
When I interacted with this one, she licked and nibbled on my fingers like crazy, just as she might do if she was reunited with her mother. And when we played a little bit, she gave me some very forceful love bites. This seems to suggest that she didn’t pick up all of her kitten lessons from her momma.
So she will need to head home with a family that gets a thrill from kitten training. You’ll need to teach her how to play without her teeth, and she’ll need to get a lot of love so she feels secure and safe.
And boy, is this gal affectionate! She is a real purring and cuddling machine. That’s why her photos are shot through her kennel doors, in fact. I couldn’t pet her and snap her photos at the same time. Come get her!
So that’s it for this week! As always, please share these stories so we can get these guys adopted.