Meet Shady, 4 years old Domestic Longhair
Neither Chanthra (Siameses for "moon") nor Shady wanted to write this alone, so they asked me (their foster mom) to do it for them. This bonded couple was rescued from a trailer park in early spring of 2010. They were feral and Chancie was pregnant. She had her 4 babies in our home, where she and Shady raised them. (Three are still available: Stormy, Sunny and Windy--the weather babies.)Although not lap cats, these 2 have come such a long way from the frightened, distrustful pair that 1st entered their new home. Chancie used to push Shady away if he got too close to a human. Now, Shady jumps up on the bed in the middle of the night to get petted! He even sleeps by me if there is room. He has some strong love bites, as he doesn't know his own strength, but he loves the attention so very much. That does NOT mean, however, that he likes to be held or picked up. Those may be things he never allows someone to do.Chancie has also improved, but people are just not her favorite beings. You can see in her stunning blue eyes that she wants to trust you, but just never does completely. She will allow someone to pet her when she is getting her canned food for the day, but does not seek out attention. She is so happy just to get up in a cat tree and look at the window at birds. She likes to be out in the room where people are, just not up by you. This girl does not miss her abusive outdoor life. She even tries to take cereal out of cereal bowls some mornings. Chancie will get close to you, but it has to be on her terms.This pair can never be separated. The perfect forever home for them would be relatively quiet (although they both get along nice with our hound dogs) with a person or people who respect what they have been through, accept who they are (and are not), and allow them to live their lives happily getting attention when they want it and loving you back as best they can. It is such a rewarding experience to see them blossom.
September 16 2013 on Petango