Pearl


Domestic Shorthair [See My CatsterPlus Photo Book]
Picture of Pearl, a female Domestic Shorthair

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"Oh, hello. I was just enjoying this lovely morning!"

Home:Zion, IL  
Age: 2 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 7 lbs.

This is my "cool cat" pose.

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"This is my "cool cat" pose."

Me in back with my long, elegant face.  Emmy in front with her silly little profile.

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"Me in back with my long, elegant face. Emmy in front with her silly little profile."

(Me on the left) You can

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"(Me on the left) You can't argue with the classic silhouettes of a sleek black cat- much less two sleek black cats!"

Oh great idea foster mom, catch me unaware with an extreme close up, that

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"Oh great idea foster mom, catch me unaware with an extreme close up, that's real flattering!"

Finally getting comfortable at an adoption event.

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"Finally getting comfortable at an adoption event."

Is this adoption event almost over yet?  I wanna go home and play with uncle Max...

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"Is this adoption event almost over yet? I wanna go home and play with uncle Max..."

Emmy and I are practicing our "blue steel" looks.

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"Emmy and I are practicing our "blue steel" looks."

Ahhh...

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"Ahhh..."

I

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"I'm so happy sleeping in a lap!"

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

Kitty Complexion:
 Activeness 
sleepyvery active
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Curiosity 
not curiousvery curious
 
 Friendliness 
timidaffectionate
 
 Vocal 
not vocalvery vocal
 

Quick Bio:
-cat rescue

Birthday:
October 27th 2011

Coloration:
Black

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

Pet-Peeves:
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!

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

Dwells:
indoors

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!

Bio:
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 2 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:
1228745

for 2684 days


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