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2018, Adopted

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About Billy

Born ~5/24/2009, M, White Persian

This story begins in Arizona. A woman concerned that her life expectancy was short brought her five 8 year old Persians and Himalayans to a shelter. Purebreds learned about them, by chance, only after they had been there a long two months. Transporters (love them) brought them up to a temporary foster and ultimately to me. I have not had them long. The kitties names are: Stephanie the only Himalayan, Louie a male cream Persian, Pandora, a black and white female Persian, and Billy a white male Persian. A fifth Persian, a red and white male named Rudy has been adopted already. These are wonderful, loving, somewhat traumatized kitties. I expect they will be adopted quickly.

I just received Billy. His temporary foster was reluctant to let him go. He is a huge lovebug. He has also been shaved. See how his tail has very short hair? Also this boy needs a bath. His legs and feet are grey white not white white. I deleted lots of photos that showed that all too clearly. So I will take more photos of a clean Billy soon.

This boy has handled the disruption of his life better than the others. Maybe it is due to his very outgoing personality or it may be that the foster family who just sent him to me has helped him a lot. This family had young children who adored him and he loved them back.

Billy frequently stands on his hind legs to put his head in your hand. He loves attention. He solicits it and he is standing on his hind legs all the time. I will tell you something funny about him. After he drinks water, he sneezes (as my Persian does). But when Billy feels impelled to sneeze he also feels impelled to stand up on his hind legs in order to sneeze. So he stands on two legs to have a sneeze. It is hysterical. I certainly have never seen a kitty do that before.

Another unusual trait he has is that he has a voice which is quite loud for a Persian. At times he lets you know that he wants something – either you or food. It sounds like he certainly wants to train his humans. You would think he has some Siamese in him (which he doesn’t). He may wake you up at 5:30 in the morning if you have locked him out of your bedroom.

Billy needs a new home where his humans are around most of the time. He is not suitable – as Persians seldom are – for an adopter who is gone all day at work leaving him alone. He will be a great treasure for some lucky family.

His foster mom is Harriet in Santa Cruz.

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