Domestic Shorthair
Picture of River, a male Domestic Shorthair

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Age: 7 Years   Sex: Male

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Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-cat rescue


to play with his kitten friends

strangers or to be bullied by our cat Kyah

Favorite Toy:
a laser light

Favorite Nap Spot:
anywhere in my mom's room

Favorite Food:
dry Friskies treats

He's good at escaping from Kyah's wrath!


Arrival Story:
September of 2008 my mom was kayaking down a river and heard loud crying. She had a hard time figuring out where it was coming from, but suddenly on the bank of the river she saw a tiny kitten screaming at her. He was so frantic he nearly fell into the river trying to get her attention. She paddled over and he lept from the high bank down onto her kayak and scrambbled up her body onto her head! He was very little, maybe only seven or eight weeks old. He was extreemly emaciated. Where she found him there was only woods around, not any houses so we could never figure out how he got there. He was obviously tame, so we figured someone had dumped him in the woods. My mom called and called for any other kittens that might have been there too but nothing responded. She paddled down the river with the little kitten on top of her head till she got to a spot she could pull off and call me. I rushed to where her and the kitten was and we immediately gave him food. He was starving! We took him home, nursed him back to life and named him River. He is a very special boy.

River has some emotional issues, maybe due to being left alone in the woods for however long we don't know. He is very nervous and jumpy and we've had to work really hard to bring him out of his shell. He used to hide under my mom's bed all day and night but we got a miracle product, "Feliway Plug In" that is a cat pheramone that calms cats. It really helped change his personality. Later on we took on two rescue kittens, who River loves playing with, and they have also helped him come out of his shell. He's turned out to be a really good kitty and we love him to pieces.

Lives Remaining:
8 of 9

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I'm a Scared-y Cat!

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I've Been On Catster Since:
February 19th 2010 More than 6 years!

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