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Special Cats 2019, Special Tails
- Hard Luck Kitty
Latte has led a sad and hard life. She came into foster care in May 2019, pregnant for the second time that year. She delivered two babies and was an excellent mom. Latte was used for breeding purposes only and has had minimal socialization with, and handling by, people. That isn’t a life that any cat should live. She knows that now she is in a safe place with plenty of food, clean bedding, and a clean litter box.
But Latte needs someone who will open their home and heart to this hard luck girl who wants to know what it is like to be loved. While she can’t tell us what her life was like before rescue, we can tell a lot about it just by being around her. This dear girl wants love but is very nervous, so is not yet willing to get it; this tells us she has never really been loved before. How sad is that? It’s tough learning how to be a “cat” for the first time when you’re 7 years old.
Latte is beginning to show signs that she’s starting to relax and maybe even beginning to trust. She was recently introduced to a catnip toy and was actually playing with it. She actually talks to the foster kittens when they cry: It’s almost like she’s trying to comfort them. After being an excellent mom for all these years she deserves to have a furrever home of her own.
Latte needs someone who will patiently work with her so she can fully understand that humans can be an inexhaustible source of love and affection. With someone willing to put in the time and effort, we feel they would eventually be rewarded with a tender, affectionate cat that will play and be the adorable decoration in their room, even if isn’t on their lap. But then again, she could surprise everyone and suddenly be the sweetheart who wants to be petted and loved. Are you willing to love and cherish this very special kitty on her terms – whatever they maybe? Are you willing to take a chance that she will eventually trust you? To adopt Latte you will have to be a very special person indeed.
Latte, in particular, is an extreme example of the cats we get that are so scared and nervous that some people would describe them as feral and give up on them. We are lucky to have foster parents who are skilled at rebuilding their trust, showing them that we humans are not so bad. The fosters who have these special skills tell us the feeling you get when you have that first major breakthrough, when suddenly you can touch the kitty, or it comes to you and purrs, is totally indescribable. We thank all our fosters, and other volunteers, who have risen to the challenge this past year, and who have worked for that magical moment, allowing the happily forever ending.