Cutie Pie

Status/Details
2018, Adopted
Additional Info

About This Cat

Adopted by Joseph & Carolyn

3-4 Year Old, F, Blue Persian

No laughing please. Miss Pie is not responsible for the fact that her shaved haircut makes her look like an owl. A groomer rounded the lines of her head and cut back her whiskers. Yes, she does have ears.

Cutie is the daughter of two show ring grand champions and has a huge coat of long silky “blue “ (which in Persian speak means “grey”) fur. Her fur is well over 4” long. She loves being brushed but trimming down the fur on her body is a reasonable way of dealing with her coat. I would probably keep her shaved but I would not round her head or let anyone touch her whiskers which are super sensitive on any cat. Her tail needs a pompom on the end. I love the curly hairs on her tummy.

This little girl is pure amiability. Really! She is so good natured and tolerant – all she wants is to be cuddled and loved. She is not a diva. She is a little treasure who needs to be protected and kept safe and loved and loved and loved every single day.

A breeder having decided not to breed her gave this kitty to a friend of a friend as a surprise gift. Her new owner immediately took her to the vet to ask about the little crusty bumps on her skin. She was given an antibiotic shot. A year later worried about the bumps again the same shot was given. At a second visit a month later a different vet tested her and he found the bumps were ringworm. Yikes!!! Suddenly no one would take this cat and treat her. She was to be boarded for an important trip her mom had planned and the boarding facility, of course, said no we can’t take her. Vet hospitals wouldn’t take her to board or cure. Shelters offered to put her down the minute she was left there. Rescues wouldn’t take her. Suddenly this little treasure was in serious risk of euthanasia. Her mom was stricken – what could she do? How could this have happened to her little darling?

I took her. The timing was awful – it was a week before Christmas – but I am not afraid of ringworm. Ringworm doesn’t really hurt the cat. It is not painful. I have never seen it make a cat itchy. It is just a big nuisance and causes a long period of isolation because it can be contagious. This little girl was in for it – no choice but to put her through the process of curing it which entails a mixture of oral medicine and many smelly lime sulphur baths. Cutie was such a good sport in the way she put up with all dippings and the boredom of suddenly not being petted enough. How can you explain to her why you are doing such things to her? It is hard on the human too.

Cutie is a cat friendly girl. She would be happy with kitty company in her new life though that is not essential. What she really wants is a home full of love and cuddles, a family or an adopter who can be home with her a lot of the time. She needs a home of experienced Persian caretakers who are familiar with how to care for these special, somewhat fragile, high maintenance kitties. These kitties are treasures and must be carefully kept safe. Persians are not cats for beginners. Pie would be fine with older children. I don’t know how she is with dogs.

Cutie Pie eats wet and dry food and is litterbox perfect.

Her foster mom is Harriet in Santa Cruz.

Contact Harriet at (831) 336-2983 or email: harrietkitty@comcast.net if you have questions, or send an Adoption Application. If you are unable to reach Harriet by phone or email, email us at Info@purebredsplus.org.