Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Talkative Cat In Search of Forever Home

Mitsy is available for adoption from the Animal Rescue League. I've been fostering her since December, and think she'd make a wonderful companion for the right home--one without children or other cats. Her profile follows. If you know anyone who might be interested, please have them contact me. She's desperately seeking her forever home and has a lot of love to give to someone who will be patient with her. Thanks!

Mitsy is a sweet, ladylike, six-year-old girl with round eyes, cheeks, and body that indicate some British Shorthair in her pedigree. She loves to talk! She makes little chirping and thrilling noises to express her moods—mostly she talks when she’s happy and is enjoying what she’s doing, whether that’s being petted or playing.

Mitsy enjoys simply being around people. She will quietly sit either by you or on your lap. But she also enjoys playing. She loves chasing strings and feathers, but after about 10 or 15 minutes is happy to just relax again. She has perfect litterbox habits and loves to use a scratching post (she prefers the inexpensive cardboard kind).

Mitsy does get a little nervous when she’s scared or overwhelmed, but once she is settled into a place she knows is safe and secure, she is a doll. She’s smart and responds very well to positive reinforcement. She needs someone who will be patient with her while she settles into a new home.

Children seem to make Mitsy nervous—she and her brother were surrendered to the shelter because they weren’t getting along with the grandchildren, probably because they weren’t respecting her own space. She can be a bit of a bully with other cats, so she would prefer a home where she can be the only cat. She has done well while living in a foster home with a dog. If you have a quiet home without children and are looking for a companion to talk to—and who talks back!—and who will enjoy sitting by your side, Mitsy may be the cat for you! She is in foster care now, and her foster mom would be happy to give you further details or arrange for you to meet her. See videos of Mitsy: