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All About Miss Kitty

All About Miss Kitty

By Donna Flowers

Prep the tissues for a happy ending to a sad story.

Miss Kitty is a fluffy 14-year-old ball of love and affection that was unceremoniously dumped at a shelter when her owner died. Afraid of where she was, missing her warm home and companions and suffering from extreme dental issues, Miss Kitty was quickly losing weight and her will to live.

But cats have nine lives, right?

When we first met Miss Kitty, her fur was matted and dirty, she was a bag of bones and she had a definite need to be held. All the time. By everybody and anybody. She wanted to be in your lap. If not there, then in your arms. And definitely right beside you in bed. It was borderline annoying!  But she is so easy to love that we obliged and she has since regained her confidence, as well as her beautiful fur coat, and has settled into a nice routine of snoozing on her own before seeking out a lap.

Oh, and eating! PawsCo addressed all of Miss Kitty’s dental issues and she is slowly, but surely, regaining her girlish figure. With only two teeth to her name, however, soft food is certainly best (though she has been seen sneaking the dog’s kibble!)

She currently lives with another foster cat and a young dog and they all tolerate each other just fine and share everything.

Except laps.

Thumper’s Story

Thumper’s Story

By Donna Flowers, Thumper’s foster mom

Thumper. What a cat!

I have had the pleasure of fostering this 14-year-old boy for just over a month now and I really must say that he is a delight.  His backstory is a little fuzzy – he was turned in as a stray, but as a very sweet and declawed cat, he must have been a beloved house cat at one time and the quickness at which he settled in confirms it.

Thumper is like all the cats you’ve ever known all rolled into one handsome ball. He is mellow most of the time, but likes to play sometimes as well. He is just as happy to lie in the window as he is to lounge on your lap, but is equally content to ignore you altogether for a few hours at a time. He has a very curious personality – always wanting to check out the closets and watch out the windows, but has zero interest in dogs!  He gets along well with my other foster cat, however; they mostly ignore each other despite sharing everything.

He loves to eat and is very insistent that you should share whatever it is you are eating from whatever bag you just opened. He also loves to be loved when he wants to be loved. He will follow you around the house, beg for treats, sleep on your feet, purr when you hold him…and then he will steal away for his, “Me Time.”

As an older (and wiser!) cat, he has developed a bit of arthritis that causes him to look a little drunk when he walks, but with a daily dose of his arthritis medicine (which he likes!), he gets around just fine.

I think I would sum Thumper up best as a Low-Maintenance Best Friend; one who is warm, loving, entertaining, and appreciative, but doesn’t need you to call him all the time. 🙂