Photo Comments (2)Age: 1 Year Sex: Female Weight: 9 lbs.
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June 25th 2012
Black and White
cuddles and playing
she doesn't like being left alone, she gets spiteful and causes trouble if you go out for too long
a shoe box (although her floppy fish are a close second, as are any toys that jingle)
Favorite Nap Spot:
The bay window or the kitchen window. And of course the bed
Iams Kitten food and Craves treats
she can climb almost anything, and she's learning how to high five
We had talked about a cat. Anthony put the idea in my head, but I don't know how serious he was... Well then I started looking online at cats at local shelters.. First we found one adorable little black cat named Busby. We talked about it, and I knew the volunteer group brought their cats to two local pet stores on Saturdays, so I emailed, asking where he would be, and was heartbroken to find out he'd already been spoken for. When I got out of work I decided to stop by the pet store anyway. I walked up to the cages and there I saw Primrose, along with her brother Peeta who looked very similar to her, and her sister Katniss, a calico/tiger. (They were named after the characters from the Hunger Games). Prim watched me walk around the cage, then came over to the side and let me pet her. After quite a bit of time petting her and talking to the volunteers, I asked to hold her. "I'm just looking though," I told them, "I can't make a decision without Anthony, and he's at work." Prim didn't want to be held, and hopped back into the cage. "I don't think she wants me to hold her." I said, so the volunteer scooped her up, and she flopped back in the lady's arms. "Oh yes, definitely a feral cat" the lady said as Prim lay on her back. I pet her some more, until it was time for them to pack up. From the slits in the side of the cat carrier, Prim continued to watch me.
After leaving the pet store, I stopped by an event another local shelter was holding. They didn't have any cats at the event, but the shelter was only 2 blocks away, so I walked over to take a peek. As I walked into the kitten room a cute little guy named Paolo reached out to me. I took him from the cage and he sat calmly in my hands. I took a picture, and he swatted playfully at the phone. Now there were 2 cuties who had my heart. I showed Anthony pictures of both, and he liked Paolo. The only time the shelter is open after our work hours is Thursday. First thing Monday I emailed the shelter, they were closed and no one responded. Thursday we hurried over to the shelter to see the little guy, only to be met with an "Adopted" sign on his cage, which was even more sad as he reached out to Anthony to be held. The following Monday Prim's picture, along with pictures of her siblings, appeared on PetFinder. Happy that she had not been adopted yet I emailed the pictures to Anthony and told him I was filling out an application. The group will hold the cat for you if you're approved. Since Anthony works on Saturdays, visiting Prim at the pet store was still not an option, so after receiving an email saying we were approved, I called and set up a time to visit her in her foster home. We pulled up to the house the following Monday and Anthony said to me "we're going to go home and discuss this, we're not making any decisions here". The foster family had 4 cats of their own, plus Prim, her siblings, another cat who they were watching for someone, "and a litter in a room downstairs". Prim let us both hold her for the entire time we talked to her foster father. Her brother ran around playing with everything, but Prim was nice and calm. "I think we should go for it" Anthony said, arms full of kitten. When we did put her down to fill out the paperwork, she came right back over to us, meowing. So home she came. When we got back to the house and let her out of the carrier, she walked right out of the room and down the hall, ready to take over her new house.
Prim was part of a litter of 4 born outside in April. She and her siblings were named after the characters in The Hunger Games. She has a sister named Katniss (a calico/tiger), and a brother Peeta (tuxedo like her, with a white spot on his lip), and one other sibling. The 3rd sibling was adopted by the family who found the litter.
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