Domestic Shorthair
Picture of Pearl, a female Domestic Shorthair

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Home:Zion, IL  
Age: 3 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 7 lbs.

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   Leave a treat for Pearl

Pearlie-cue, P.Q., Cuddle-pearl, pearly girl, sugar plum

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-cat rescue

October 27th 2011


Laps, the best place to be petted and roll around, and other cats, especially sister Emmy and her reluctant love Max

Being held up aginst the chest or over the shoulder- she'll purr but she'll squirm until she winds up back in the lap where she feels she belongs, being stuck in a cage if it's not meal time.

Favorite Toy:
Sparkly soft balls that she prefers for playing fetch, dnagly toys, and cat tails!

Favorite Nap Spot:
Next to or being hugged by someone she loves (human or cat) who is also laying down, on a rocking chair, or in the hammock if she's in the cage

Favorite Food:
Science Diet Kitten (or most any cat food) and fruity yogurt for a treat!

Superior natural fetching ability and quickly becoming a very loving housecat against the odds with her late socialization


Arrival Story:
Pearl was caught just shy of 9 weeks old about a week and a half after her litter mates including sister Emmy had been caught and were being cared for by their rescuer in hopes they would all be adoptable. Unfortunately 9 weeks is the late end of the ideal kitten socialization window and their rescuer didn't have a lot of free time for taming, so Pearl and Emmy came to us for intensive fostering just in the nick of time and now we are trying to help them find their forever homes!

Not starting her socialization until 9 weeks and having the trauma of being left outside alone for over a week should have made taming Pearl really difficult, but thankfully she just loves being petted and warmed right up to us. You might guess her feral roots by her shyness around strangers or her being more easily startled than some cats, but once she has warmed up to you she's a champion lap cat who purrs constantly, loves belly rubs more than a lot of dogs, and gives cute little licks on your hand. She's super loyal and showers her special people (and favorite cats) with love and affection, randomly coming up to them for quick bursts of love just to let them know she's thinking about them. She adores other cats and when determined to make friends takes a "kill them with kindness" approach, head-butting them and laying with them until they give up and accept her love. Maybe not the best little sister for a cat who really hates other cats, but otherwise she has the potential to forge a super sweet bond- just ask her reluctant foster uncle Max who now spoons with her daily! When she plays her favorite game is fetch- she taught herself! She figured out all on her own that if her person throws a toy and she brings it back she'll get pets, praise, and another toss out of it! She's a fabulous little fetcher until she gets too tired and then she just wants to lay down next to you or in your lap and get some tummy rubs. She's super gentle and never seems to get grabby or bitey like most kittens will if you play with them with bare hands so she'd do well with kids as long as they an be understanding that she's shy at first and needs to get used to them.

Lives Remaining:
8 of 9

I've Been On Catster Since:
January 17th 2012 More than 3 years!

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