|Purred: Mon Sep 29, '08 4:08am PST |
|Both I and my "brother" Sterling and my "sister" Ella all came from the shelter. Dad volunteers there, socializing the cats in the cages every Monday morning.
We have very different personalities. I'm laid-back. I rode in the big truck for 3 years, and I loved it. But I have a lot of long hair, and I shed a lot and I have hairballs once a week or so.
Sterling is little, short-haired, silky, and rambunctious. The folks got him to exercise me after they got off the road full-time. He likes to wrestle with me, run around, etc. But he also likes to lay in the sun spot on the rug.
Ella is a Katrina cat, with some sort of allergy problem. But she likes to play, especially with Sterling's tail! Dad brought her home because the shelter was giving up on her, and was going to put her to sleep because no one would adopt her.
All the time, the shelter has a variety of cats. Some are very young kittens. Some are older adults. Some are already declawed (which is a bad idea, but people still do it), neutered, the whole thing. Some like to play, some like to cuddle, some, you never know. Ask the shelter workers if you want to know about the personalities. They often know which ones are not displaying their normal personality due to the stress of being in a cage.
Dad says he could point you to a good cat for an apartment if you came in the shelter, and that's true at most shelters. One warning; at many kill shelters, if you find a cat or kitten you like, adopt it right away, because they are often put to sleep after a very short period of being available for adoption.
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