Japanese Bobtail/Domestic Shorthair
Picture of Paisley, a female Japanese Bobtail/Domestic Shorthair

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Home:Minamiuouma-shi, Niigata, Japan  
Age: 11 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 7 lbs.

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Lieutenant Ripley, Mother Ship, Calypso

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

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Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-part feral-disabled

June 25th 2002


To be scratched roughly on her back while she sits on the floor.

Being petted at any other time!

Favorite Toy:
Whatever is around she can destroy!

Favorite Nap Spot:
Wherever she likes.

Favorite Food:
Her owners? She likes any dry food that smacks of fish.

She is very adaptable. Her move from feral to semi-domesticated has been remarkable in many ways.


Arrival Story:
Paisley came to us wild, feral, dirty and very pregnant. She disappeared for a winter and re-appeared in the spring - wild, feral, dirty and pregnant, and very conflicted about her dealings with people. In the fall of 2004 she had a litter of kittens and on October 23, 2004 she brought all 5 of her kittens into our utility shed. I moved her and three of the kittens into our basement room that afternoon. About three hours later we were hit by a magnitude 7 (or so) earthquake, the Great Niigata Chuetsu Earthquake. Around 3:00 a.m. that night, under spectacularly clear skies (as all the power for miles had been knocked out) I caught and brought the other two kittens inside. The kittens found owners but Paisley stayed with us; many would not find her a good pet. She has a grossly deformed front foot, we think the result of mistreatment before she came to us, and she is still quick to scratch after she has been petted. For years I had scratches all over both hands but she has quieted down recently and is getting used to people.

Recently she has started to chase toys but she tends to kill them off quickly, i.e., her toys don't last long. She is a real tiger, is Paisley.

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