I have highlighted the Gray Girls in previous posts. Today, I want to suggest that maybe someone out there would be interested in a pair of Grays. Glitter and Spritz (sisters) would be a good combination. Glitter is long-haired and very friendly. Spritz is polydactl and much more shy. I am thinking that if they went together, Glitter might be the security Spritz would need to make the transition. I know none of you actually pick cats because they are physically beautiful, but it’s hard not mention that about this particular pair. Glitter is a beauty with gorgeous fur and white eye liner. Spritz is a tiger-looking, giant-pawed, many-toed girl with a stunning face. After the initial fear of being in a new place, we think Glitter will adjust quickly. Spritz is going to take patience on the part of the human who adopts her. But we know Spritz’s personality. She desperately wants love and attention. As long as nothing spooks her, she comes to us in the cathouse and begs for notice. She rubs on us and even follows us around. She’s just more fearful than most and will take longer to adjust to a new home.
Spritz and Glitter. I snapped the pic just a bit too late - they had just given a nose bump kiss.
Two other gray girls (also sisters) that would make a nice pair are Cashmere and Mitts. Their description is nearly identical to Glitter and Spritz’s. Only in this pair, it’s the poly that is the super friendly one. Mitts is ready right now this minute for a human of her own. She actually was adopted when she was a kitten and she adjusted perfectly in her new home. (Subsequently, she became very ill due to a string of events that included her not receiving vaccinations or being spayed. She returned to us, and it was a l-o-n-g road back to health.) She would love, love, love the opportunity to have a family again. Cashmere is a long-haired beauty who is much more cautious than Mitts. She, like Spritz, desperately wants our attention when we go into the cathouse. But she is slower to adjust and becomes spooked more easily. Again, it’s possible that going to a home along with her sister might be the recipe for a happy ending.
Cashmere and Mitts.
Another great pair would be Trex and Frosty. (From here on out I’ll be calling Frosty “Frosting” because that is the only thing we call her now. She has always reminded us of cupcake frosting.) Trex and Frosting were part of the Fantastic Fifteen. They were a couple of the healthiest of the nine kittens in that group. So they were chosen to go to the shelter when four spots came open for kittens. However, they became very ill while at the shelter. I know you remember when we brought Trex, Frosting, and Saucer back here (along with other sick ones). Saucer passed away (and so did Sweet Pea who died in her new home). Trex was given a death sentence at the time as well. But he survived, as did Frosting. We promised them that they would stay here until they were “chosen”. I had tremendous guilt over what happened to Saucer and Sweet Pea. My daughters struggled day and night to keep Trex and Frosting (and others) alive during a very bad time here. They DID survive. Trex and Frosting have been together continuously since they were born. They play together and sleep together. They make a good pair. Frosting is a spunky girl who has a habit of leaping from cat trees and washing machines onto your shoulder. As soon as she lands, she moves immediately to your chest where she wraps her front legs around your neck and bumps noses with you. It is wild love for sure. Trex was the little man who was very needy when he first came to us. He seemed extra sensitive. I believe a contributing factor to how dangerously close to death he got was that he stopped eating when he went to the shelter. He was lost in grief. He can’t handle that scenario. Trex needs a human of his own. He is, by the way, a “chirper”. Some of you may have a “chirping” kitty so you’ll know what I mean.
Any combination of the Formerly Feral Four would be great. They get along marvelously with each other. Charms is the only girl in the group - a saucer-eyed, short-haired beauty with love to give and energy to play. Monkey is a lover extraordinaire. He started out as the shyest in the group, and now he is, without a doubt, the most demanding in terms of attention. Elfin is the definition of “kitten”. He plays until he drops. He wants to be talked to and petted, but if there is a toy in the room he has to be about the business of playing. Bagheera is the only one in the group who still wants to be a little shy with people. But he has COMPLETELY come out of his shell when it comes to playtime. He is a flying contortionist. He LOVES the tunnel toy which he runs through as is intended. But he also leaps into the air, twists into a pretzel, and lands right on top of it. What a cutie! It would be great to have any two of these go to a home together. They all love each other so much and have a such a great time together.
Elfin and Charms.
Charms in the tunnel, with Monkey beside.
Bagheera, about to pounce on a sibling.
No conversation about pairs would be complete without talk of Luna and Golden. They, too, are members of the Fantastic Fifteen. When we took in that group of fifteen, we got the kittens first. There was one kitten who exhibited signs of depression. We thought she must just be sicker than the others (ALL were sick). But we saw this little girl make an amazing transformation when the adults came on board. She literally raced to Luna’s side. She looks just like Luna, so we are sure they are mother and daughter. There was a time when I felt they needed to be adopted as a pair. Golden stayed glued to Luna for a long time. But very recently, Luna has become annoyed with Golden. This would have broken my heart for Golden, except that a very new connection is being made right before my eyes. The Formerly Feral Four are in a cage in the cathouse right now. When I can stay in the building for a while, I let the Four out to play. Golden is completely intrigued by this rowdy group. She has been the only kitten in that cathouse ever since Soapy went with Jasper to California, and Max and Dearest went to Georgia. At first she watched the crazy four play, but now she joins in. They have gladly included her. Kittens are like that. She doesn’t seem to be so needy of Luna anymore. Maybe Golden and another youngster from the cathouse could be adopted together as a pair. Here is Golden with her new friends.
Now. Having spent an entire post designing pairs of kitties to be adopted out together, here is what I have to say. If any kitty in this post appeals to someone out there AS A SINGLE CAT ADOPTION, just let me know. Every kitty we have in our cathouse deserves a home. I would be THRILLED to have ANY of the felines in this post adopted as a SINGLE. I even have some great ideas about this. Cat. Andrea. There’s a kitty here for each of you. Come on, Cat. You know your heartstrings pull when you look at our sleek black panther kitty. You’ve let it slip in more than one comment. (And the name comes from your favorite childhood movie.) How bout that fifth cat about now? And Andrea. You know Miss Glitter is dying to join your family. She asks about you nearly every day. Or maybe, in lieu of you guys adopting Bagheera and Glitter, I’ll just send people to your blogs to hear about the ones you DID adopt from us - your sweethearts Jimmy and Leo. Surely your experiences would inspire someone else to adopt a Winnie’s Wish kitty.
See you tomorrow.