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Born ~2015, F, Tortoiseshell Siamese
If you’re looking for a truly unique cat in both looks and purrsonality, look no further, you’ve found her.
Dahlia is unique from the tip of her nose to the tip of her tail. She will make you smile as soon as you see her adorable, round goofy face (I’ve never seen a Siamese kitty with such a round face before) and blue cross eyes. Her beautiful soft fur coat is made of varying shades of cream, brown, black, and white. Plus she has six toes, that have speckled toe beans, and make her paws look like cute cream baseball mitts. You can always tell where she is walking because of her perfectly straight black tail that is tipped white, as if she stuck it in paint, which I call her flame tip.
Dahlia used to have the quirky habit of hissing at you when she first met you instead of meowing, but never as an act of aggression . Now she loves coming to greet visitors, chirping the whole time about how she’s so glad to meet you. Though you might get a little hiss if you pet Dahlia the wrong way. She can’t help being sassy considering: 1)she’s a tortoiseshell so you have tortitude and 2)she’s a Siamese which means she’ll always have plenty of opinions.
Given the chance Dahlia would be more then willing to tell you her story, if only we understood meows and chirps. She came into foster care and my home after a short stint in the Marin Humane Society. She had been dropped off at the shelter after her owners moved to Canada. Dahlia had been with them since she was a eight week old feral kitten. Living in an apartment with a little outdoor patio meant Dahlia was able to go outside if monitored.
It’s been a pleasure seeing Dahlia come into her own. I almost cried at the expression on Dahlia’s face the first time she climbed into my bed and was allowed to snuggle up close to me as I loved on her. Siamese kitties are called velcro babies for a reason in that they want to be snuggled up to their human at all times and Dahlia is certainly that way. If she can’t be right next to you then she’ll want a paw to be touching you. Dahlia also loves following me from room to room as I get ready for the day. She’s a little shadow that’ll supurrvise me brushing my teeth in the bathroom or keep watch as I shower, then she’ll be right at my heels as I go into the bedroom to dress and as I go down the stairs for breakfast. If I’m cooking she loves to sit on the stairs to watch. When I come home I’m met at the doorway by a chirping Dahlia, it’s almost as if she’s mad at me for daring to leave her alone. The cat I have had the pleasure to come to know is one of the biggest loves ever. Any time you enter the room that Dahlia’s in, she will come running up, chirping at you, while rubbing through your legs. As soon as you sit down Dahlia is up next to you wanting to be petted and loved on. When you take a nap Dahlia is right next to you, on her back and snuggled into your side or right next to you on your pillow. If you’re sitting on the couch, Dahlia loves to sit up behind you and if you ignore her for too long she’ll pat you on the shoulder or neck and meow as she drops into your lap. Dahlia still has her sass and independence just to make sure she keeps you on your toes but whoever is lucky to adopt her will have one of the coolest cats I’ve had the pleasure to foster.
Dahlia’s inner kitten is finally coming out and being unleashed. She loves playing with catnip toys or balls of paper/scraps of candy wrappers, or hair ties. Or as something as simple as a soda pop cap. Dahlia has soda bottle cap that’ll she’ll carry into whatever room she is in or onto the bed and play all kinds of games with it. Like a one cat fetch game where she’ll toss it into the air and run after it. Dahlia has also discovered a love of plastic bags where she can hide in and ambush mom’s toes or to just take a nap on. Sometimes she gets the zoomies and goes tearing up and down the hallway, meowing the whole way. Or Dahlia will start meowing, trying to find you if she hasn’t seen you for an hour or more. And then there is Dahlia’s love of “cat TV” especially if birds or flies are involved, she’ll get tense, wap her tail back and forth and start chirping at the birds or flies. If I was a fly I would steer clear of Miss Dahlia, with her baseball mitts, she has a bigger advantage to catching and killing the flies. Dahlia was even kind enough to leave me a gift of her first fly on the couch where I sit. And man does she love being brushed!!! She gets so into the grooming that she’ll try gnawing on the brush at the same time.
She loves her treats and is a great way to start to win her over. One of my first experiences of Dahlia’s extreme love of treats was soon after she arrived. I was trying to win her over and figured it couldn’t hurt to try a bribe of Temptations. I shook that container and you should have seen how fast she flew out from under the couch. Made me laugh so hard!! I’d heard that Dahlia didn’t like having her nails clipped and I found that to be true. I managed to get a couple of nails but in the end found it easier on her to have the vet do it. Dahlia doesn’t scratch or bite when her owner tries the cutting but she is just so fearful and starts really shaking so I would just take her to your vet to have the job done. Besides that nothing seems to phase this lady. Dahlia is fine with loud noises, vacuums, lawn mowers, or blow dryers. But beware of chocolate around this kitty. I don’t know if her owners gave her some or what but the other day I was eating M&M’s and I saw her checking the bag out. I figured she just wanted to play with the crinkly bag, but nope. She had one in her mouth before I could blink but luckily I got the M&M away when she dropped it trying to eat the M&M. Ever since she’s had her eye on all chocolate so better to be on the alert than for something to happen. The other thing to be aware of is that she loves gnawing on cords of all kinds especially charging cords.
Dahlia is going to need a savvy cat owner to adopt her. A person that has had a lot of history with understanding the ways of cat. Someone that can brush off the fact that Dahlia can have her sassy moments and needs space to herself. One who will be able to love all of her, the warm loving parts and the spirited sassy parts. One who is willing to give her the time needed to earn her trust and heart. Dahlia has a big heart and truly just wants “her person” who she can give all her love to. In return you’ll get a companion that wants to be near her person at all times. One that will take your mind off your troubles and make you laugh. That will be snuggled up next to you while you sleep. Will console you when your hurting or sad. Will even attempt to teach you “your place” in the house. Will drool happily as you pet and stroke her. Will be there to greet you at the door when you return home with chirps and leg rubs. At the same time she will need a home where her people are there all day and not at work all the time. A home with no dogs or kids or other cats. This lady truly needs to be the only queen of the house. And really she will enrich your life in so many ways that you won’t miss out on anything by being a one cat household.
Dahlia is a Siamese and if there is one thing I know about them is that they have heartful of love to give their owners, like Dahlia.
Dahlia is eating Iams Adult dry food and Fancy Feast seafood broths and appetizer trays wet food. She comes current on her vaccinations and spayed. Has perfect litter box manners and loves using her scratchers.
Dahlia is being fostered at Juliana Veenis’ house in Santa Rosa, California which is in Sonoma County.
For information please email Juliana at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (707)694-3733. You can also complete and email an Adoption Application.