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Adopted by Diana & Steve
Those little Calico kitties are so passionate. This girl is shy with strangers but expresses so strongly her pleasure in being touched by those she knows. She pushes her head into your hand, hard. She is a Little Empress as all calicos tend to be. They do rather think they own the world and everything should be as they prefer. Perhaps the drama of their vivid red ,brown and white coats affects their personalities.
When I adopted a seal point shelter kitten, Ginny, I discovered she had a little touch of ringworm right on her nose. I went back to the shelter the next day to look for another kitten with ringworm to keep her company thru the long boring weeks of treatment. Kittens don’t do well alone. I came home with Kalista and her brother, Sailor. Ringworm is not painful. It is not even itchy. It just requires weeks and weeks of isolation since it is contagious. It is a boring time ( 10 weeks minimum ) and nothing can hurry it up. Kalista is now, of course, absolutely ringworm free. Of the three kittens she took the isolation and the lime dip baths the hardest. It made her shy.
We have given her more time to take up her birthright as a Calico Empress. Now she is ready to go home. She is super loving with humans. She is shy in new situations or with new humans, but not for long. You can see her loving ( passionate) nature in the photo’s below. She will unfold herself a little more in her new home but she already shows what a loving and fascinating character she is. I expect she will love to sleep in bed with her human (s).
Kalista loves cats and kittens so a home with feline companions would be best for her. I don’t know how she is with dogs. I would suggest a home without young children for her just to make it easy for her. She had a pretty rough beginning and came within hours of being euthanized. (Shelters won’t keep ringworm kittens and unfortunately most rescues don’t want them). I would hope her new family will give her some time for her transition and will look forward to the joy of watching her blossom and flourish and take up her new happy life in their home. She will explore every corner and closet and happily chase a feather with you.
Kalista eats wet and dry food and is litterbox perfect.
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.
NOTE: We prefer families with children bring them to the adoption appointment. Why? This allows interaction between the children and the cat. This helps ensure they will be a good fit for each other. A mismatch between a child and a cat is not in anyone’s best interest!