We have a couple of adults that deserve their own homes. They are still with us for various reasons which are outlined in the descriptions below. The fee for each is $300, or if two go together, for a total of $500. All are up to date on vaccinations and vet care.
Blue point Becky was the only surviving kitten in her litter in June, 2018. (One was full-term but stillborn and three others had stopped developing partway through gestation.) Her parents are Nina and Wills. She’s stayed with us in part to make sure she was perfectly healthy, which she is, and to make sure she outgrew her habit of play-biting and her strong objections to having her nails trimmed– she still hates having her nails trimmed but we get it done. As a tiny singleton kitten, she had to tolerate overgrooming by her devoted mom, which wore all the hair off around her neck. (It grew back.) We called her “Baby Kitty” for a long time, which eventually was shortened to “BK” and then to Becky. She’s small but very sturdy, with a kink near the end of her tail. She is quite independent, friendly, confident, fine around dogs, and gets along well with all the other cats in the household.
Blue point Wila is two years old, born in March of 2018. Her name supposedly means “female cat” in the Thai language. She’s always been timid with strangers and we’ve kept her around, hoping she would become more social with time, but she is still wary of anyone new or of being picked up when it’s not her idea. She is curious and very involved in the goings-on around the house, and doesn’t hesitate to comment, or to complain loudly when she thinks food delivery is late. She loves to play with wand toys, angle for treats, or join a pile of cats on one of our laps, and she seems to have a more relaxed relationship with the man of our household, so she might do best in a home that’s not exclusively female. She gets along well with the other cats and with our dogs. I showed her at several cat shows over this past year, and she weathered it bravely and cooperatively, although clearly she would have preferred to be snoozing at home. She actually did fairly well, such that she ended up as the best Thai alter in The International Cat Association for the 2019-2020 show year. She might be most comfortable in a home with other cats– although the introduction would have to be managed very carefully and might take quite a while– or if she were adopted along with another cat from our crew. In any case, she will need patience and gentle handling to overcome her reticence.