From Rags to Royalty: A Smushy Face Persian Cat Rescue Story


Ladies and gentlemen, please genuflect in honor of Her Royal Highness Princess Katalina Arianna Anastasia Elise. Yes, “princess” is part of her lavish moniker and don’t you forget it. Feast your eyes upon her divine smooshiness, her golden eyes, and her exquisite whiskers. Behold her squished countenance and how all the galaxy drifts across her tortoise shell palette.

But things weren’t always so good for Princess Katalina Arianna Anastasia Elise. There was one time when she had no name at all. She was found wandering the streets like a common queen back in November 2013. She was starving, matted, and in desperate need of human worship. Fortunately for Princess Kat, her human friend saw the diamond in the rough that she was, and nursed the kitty back to health and beauty and offered her fealty to the cat for as long as she may live.

Restored to her true image of beauty, Princess Kat now rules her household with a firm but patient paw. From her human she received grooming and fine dining, as well as a constant flow of adoration (in the form of smartphone pictures).

Though she is as precious as a pearl, Princess Kat hasn’t forgotten her roots. She advocates strongly for adoption, knowing full well what kind of treasures may be hidden in a ball of matted fur and fleas.

All photos via Princess Kat’s Facebook page — please join us in worshipping her!

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About Liz Acosta: Catster’s former Cuteness Correspondent, Liz still manages the site’s daily “Awws,” only now she also wrangles Catster’s social media. That’s why she wants you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and — her personal favorite — Instagram. See ya there!

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