Domestic Shorthair
Picture of Bonsai, a female Domestic Shorthair

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Home:a, Canada  
Age: 6 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 7 lbs.

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Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-cat rescue

Gotcha Date:
December 18th 2012

January 1st 2011


to be with mom. She follows me around like a puppy

having to wait for dinner

Favorite Toy:
tiny little stuffed mice

Favorite Nap Spot:
top of the cat tower

Favorite Food:
wet minced food (Science diet generally)

Bonsai likes to open cupboards, drawers, and tries hard with windows and doors


Arrival Story:
I dragged my husband to the shelter to look for a companion cat for Jinxy who we adopted 2 months prior. I figured another cat from the same room Jinxy had lived would be ideal. I had my heart set on another medium or long hair cat and knew there were several beautiful long haired calicos available. We spent a considerable amount of time with the cats as they are so starved for affection. One wee black tortie seemed to attach herself to me and although she was the exact opposite of what I was looking for, Bonsai selected us and we applied to adopt her. We picked her up the day she'd been spayed and brought her home. Keeping this wee one quiet was a challenge. She was so very curious. Jinxy was not quite sure what to make of her. (She likely smelled too much like the shelter and vet) Right before Xmas is not the smartest time to adopt a cat. We'd expected a quiet Xmas and ended up with more visitors than anticipated. Bonsai seemed to be having a rough time. She was eating, but not much. Vomiting up unchewed dry food (the same as she'd been fed at the shelter) concerned me so I supplemented with wet food. She ate, but the swelling at her incision site didn't go away. The shelter told me it was likely fluid and just to watch it. The vet said the hernia needed repair so poor wee kitty was in for a second surgery before she recovered from the first. She had a rough go of it again. She quit eating altogether and had to go back for fluids and an antibiotic injection. That turned her around along with prescription food to get her eating again. Our little lady is always going to have issues with autoimmune caused gingivitis. She had also been a stray and picked up viruses while at the shelter. The mouth issues will be chronic and need more testing and monitoring. She spent 6 months at the shelter and her health was deteriorating. Thank goodness we found her. for now she's building up her strength, eating very very well, playing with her toy mice, playing tag with Jinxy and curling up on our laps soaking up all the attention she can get. She'll require ongoing medical intervention to keep her as well as possible but a more loving we girl we couldn't have found.

Bonsai waits in the bay window for me to come home from work. As soon as I get out of the car she runs to the door to greet me. By the time I get the door open, Jinxy is also strolling down the stairs and the bird is squawking her hellos. What a joy to come home to.

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