Status / Details
- Courtesy Post
Adopted by Jason
Purebreds Plus Cat Rescue is helping facilitate the adoption of this cat. We take no responsibility for the health and medical records of this cat. It is the responsibility of the owner and adopter to discuss this. Leia is not in a Purebreds Plus Cat Rescue foster home but residing with her current owner in Oakland, CA. Find out more about Courtesy Post Cats here.
Born 8/28/2010, F, Odd-Eyed, Brown Spotted Bengal
Lovely Leia with her unusual “odd-eyes” and beautiful coloring of very dark red brown has asked our organization to help find her a permanent and loving home. Well, actually her current adopter has put in the request on her behalf.
He adopted Leia from our organization about a year ago. His intentions were good – he has an older female Bengal who he thought would benefit from having a feline friend around. Unfortunately sometimes our best intentions don’t always work out the way we envision it. After giving these two feline females ample time to either find friendship, or at a minimum to learn how to coexist in harmony, it has became apparent that neither feels inclined to obey their owner’s wishes. With heavy heart he contacted our organization to help rehome this lovely girl. He obviously can’t rehome his other senior kitty because he’s had her much longer.
As already stated, Leia is an “odd-eyed” cat. What “odd-eyed” means is that she has two different colored eyes. You sometimes see white Turkish Angoras or Persians with two different color eyes, like gold and green or rarer, blue and green. Leia’s foster mom, who has fostered many Bengals for many years, had never seen or even heard of a Bengal with odd-eyes. Her left eye is copper colored and her right eye is a vivid green. This is just one of the reasons that makes Leia such a very special girl.
Her current owner remarks how very lovable Leia is with humans. She bonded with him right away and she is also great around visitors. She loves to sit on his lap when he watches TV and sleeps under the covers in his bed during the day when he is at work. She is very smart and knows his car and greets him when he comes home from work.
Before getting adopted, our organization rescued Leia from the San Jose shelter. She was a little underweight but that was no surprise since her teeth really needed a dental. She had quite a painful mouth. It was expensive and we were lucky to have received a $500 grant from the shelter’s Guardian Angel Program (GAP funds) which covered most of it. They also did a blood panel for us that showed she is a very healthy kitty. After the dental was behind her, Leia started eating up a storm, gaining weight and her coat looked glossier every day.
In foster care, Leia showed herself to be a very loving and affectionate girl. Everyone in the shelter already declared that they loved her because she loves to be petted. She is fine with being held and simply a sweet natured cat. It appears that she also doesn’t vocalize as much as some Bengals are known to do, except at mealtimes, when she will announce it’s time to eat with a low quiet meow.
Foster mom did notice that Leia seriously disliked the little cute kittens in the foster facility. Leia would grumble and growl under her breath when she saw them; probably thinking to herself “annoying little dumb adorable kittens”.
So now we have proof that Leia doesn’t really like adult cats much either and she would be happiest as an only cat. We have no idea how she would feel about dogs, but Bengal cats often seem to have a much greater tolerance for dogs and don’t want any competition from other cats.
We know that Leia likes humans, windows to look out of, and wet food. Oh yes, and cuddling and flattery and catnip. She will be some lucky person’s beautiful, fascinating and very connected companion.
Leia had a thorough vet exam and blood tests in on 4/25/18.
Please note that Leia is not in a Purebreds Plus Cat Rescue foster home but residing with her current owner in Oakland, CA while being placed in her new home.