American Shorthair
Picture of Ninjai, a female American Shorthair

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Home:Oakland, CA  
Age: 10 Years   Sex: Female

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Ninji, Boo, Kittylove

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-part feral-cat rescue

September 22nd 2006


cuddling, red laser, mouse on a string, her sister Bruce (cuddling or wrestling!)

almost being stepped on because she's hard to see in the dark

Favorite Toy:
mouse on a string

Favorite Nap Spot:
my lap, bunnywarez cutting table

Favorite Food:
innova evo crunchies (super healthy dry food! she sometimes eats canned, but nothing appeals as much as the innova crunchies)

she is incredibly affectionate, and an old soul


Arrival Story:
Ninjai, a beautiful black tabby with delicate white inner ear accents, was born wild near the Cow Palace in San Francisco, along with her three sisters. Someone found them and took them to SF Animal Control while they were still unable to walk. SFAC was full up and the kittens not only had eye infections, but also ringworm, a fungal skin infection which is a capital offence at Animal Control. The staffer there said they would have to be "put down", but a kindhearted foster mom who happened to be there on other business said she would take them. Since she already had several other fosters (and was not able to be home during the day) she handed them off to my good friend Carole, who kept them in a shoe box, hand fed them, and patiently treated their ringworm and infected eyes. Ninjai was in such sad shape that Carole feared she would lose an eye, but under Carole's excellent care she gained good health (and stereo vision.) Carole totally fell in love with Ninjai (named "Smart Horse" by her inventive daughters, who had been learning about Crazy Horse at the time.) Hearbroken at the prospect of giving up these wonderful kittens, she posted a plea to an email list that I participate in, hoping to find a friend to take them in. I was grieving the loss of my 20 year old cat, Pounce, who lives with my ex (the ex having just recently convinced me that he was too old to relocate to come live with me as I had hoped.) At first reading Carole's note made me sad, but my partner asked me why I didn't think I could have a kitten. (I responded by saying, "how about two?") Since Ninjai and Bruce were to be separated from their sister (the fourth kitten sadly did not survive) I chose to adopt them both, to keep these sisters together. I wish I could have also taken the third, but I know she was quickly adopted from the SFSPCA and I'm sure she is delighting her new family.

Ninjai has a kink in her tail, which makes it look as if it was broken and then healed crookedly, but Carole (who had them since before they could walk) said there was no sign of injury or trauma, and that is is likely just a genetic trait. I was very relieved to hear this as it pained me greatly to imagine my darling Ninjai being so injured. Her most endearing trait is her habit of kneading my neck, shoulders etc whenever I pick her up (which she frequently requests.) She has stolen my heart (as has her sister Bruce) and I am SO IN LOVE! Ninjai was featured on I Can Has Cheezeburger!

Lives Remaining:
6 of 9

Forums Motto:
I'm right behind you!

Ninjai is a little ninja, so she is named after the character Ninjai in the animated short film "Ninjai, the Little Ninja." (You can find it on the 'net.) Like her namesake, Ninjai is intelligent, gentle and wise, yet fearsome when the situation calls for it.

I've Been On Catster Since:
March 4th 2007 More than 9 years!

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