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About Ellie Bean
Adopted By Natalie
This poor kitty has had such a hard time.I went to see her in the shelter because she looked to have some Bengal blood in her heritage. She was to be put down that very evening for “not eating and not being friendly.” I was surprised to find her to be extremely friendly, doing figure eights in her cage to rub against my hand. I said “Well, since she is clearly friendly, she is off tonight’s euthanasia list. Right?” “No!” I was told “She is not eating. She has eaten nothing all week”. I thought “Well, of the billions of humans on this earth I am the only one who cares for her right now, the only one who could stand up for her.” I took her home. After a little syringe feeding and hydration she soon ate normally.
The shelter had related to me the story told by the folks who had left her there. They had purchased her as a kitten and had her declawed before they brought her home. She was a vulnerable little kitten with very painful bandaged paws when she was brought into a home with four resident cats. Poor thing. She hid. As she grew to an adult, only one of the cats ever became friendly to her, the others chased her and seemed to enjoy “tormenting her”. Ultimately her family took her to the shelter, requesting euthanasia.
We gave her time to settle in with us. She was edgy and frightened for a while. We kept her away from other cats. After a while she relaxed and soon she showed us how very affectionate she was, a real lap cat. She was adopted by a couple who had a cowering rescued greyhound. They thought she would be fine with this super submissive dog. She wasn’t. She hissed and he growled . Husband and wife, both in tears, brought her back about half a year later. “Ellie was too scared of their dog to be comfortable in their home” they said. They clearly loved her so much and she them. She was depressed. It was awful.
A man who worked from home and had no other pets wanted her companionship and was thrilled to meet her. She slept with him at night and was very happy there. I was delighted. After about a year his job description changed to one that required half of every month to be spent on the road. He had to return her. Poor Ellie. She was very depressed after she arrived and sort of shell shocked to be with us. It took her longer to recover and we worried about her. After some months, her loving nature and interest in life emerged. We all love her and she enjoys being on our laps. She is ready for her real home.
Ellie Bean is such a classic kitty. As is typical of some cats, she can change from looking goofy, to looking regal jungle, to looking like a classic playful kitty, to looking like an old soul. If you look at her feet you can see even from a distance that she has super short front feet, she is a declawed kitty. This shortness forces her weight uncomfortably back on her paw “heels”. I asked a vet to take an xray to see if her declawing was “botched” with the bones in her pads mistakenly cut. Some vets use scissors on kitten feet and the procedure is quick and not always careful enough.To my surprise, and relief, her bones were fine despite their unusual shortness.
This hard luck, little lovebug needs adopters who will open their hearts and their home and let her finally feel utterly cherished and safe in her life. She is better with other cats than she was but I am looking for an adopter’s home where she will be the one and only pet. Let’s make it easy for her. That also means let’s find her a home with no young children. She would love one or more humans with whom she could watch TV late into the night. She is a lap cat and loves the physical closeness. Ellie also loves to lie in a window in the sun and watch birds at feeders outside. Catnip is always very welcome. She is an easy cat and a great companion.
Ellie Bean eats wet and dry food and needs to watch her calories a little. (She needs more play time.)
Her foster mom is Harriet in Santa Cruz.
If you are interested in this kitty you can contact Harriet by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, location, the name of this kitty and phone contact info. Harriet will get back to you as soon as she can. It you are seriously interested in this kitty it s a good idea to fill out an Adoption Application . If you are unable to reach Harriet , email us at Info@purebredsplus.org.