Status / Details
- Courtesy Post
Adopted by Anne
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. Natasha is not in a Purebreds Plus Cat Rescue foster home but residing with her caretaker in Copperopolis, CA. Find out more about Courtesy Post Cats here.
10 year old, F, Grey Selkirk Rex
Meet Natasha and her lifelong friend, Boris – a bonded pair of cats with a unique look. No “bad hair day” jokes, please!
These lovely felines are purebred Selkirk Rex-often called the “teddy bear cat”- characterized by their curly or wavy hair as well as a plushy, soft, three-layer coat that can look a bit unkempt even when just brushed or combed. As a breed the Selkirk Rex is known for being mellow, tolerant, affectionate, people-loving cats with serious daily grooming requirements.
While Boris is confident, curious, affectionate and plays like a kitten when offered a wand teaser toy, Natasha is more shy and retiring, looking to Boris for reassurance that everything will be OK. Once she has adjusted to her new living arrangement, she will seek you out for gentle pets, brushing sessions which she loves, and playtime with a wand toy. Although Boris is happy to warm your lap, Natasha is more likely to hang out close by you.
Natasha and Boris have lived their entire lives in a quiet home as cherished companions to an adult couple who had no children and no other pets. After their beloved guardian passed away they were brought to the shelter. Understandably, these changes and the shelter environment have been very stressful for these two older cats. A little time in a low-key foster home has allowed their affectionate personalities to reemerge. Their new family will need to be patient as it may take a bit of time for both cats to adjust to a new living arrangement. A serene setting with adults of any age who are at home much of the time would be best for them. Although this mature pair would not appreciate the activity and energy level of young children, they might accept the attention of children age 14 and above who are polite and would treat them with gentle respect. They have lived exclusively as indoor cats and must continue to do so.
If you are looking for a pair of sweet, laid-back “teddy bears in cat suits” to share your heart and home and be your loving and loyal companions for years to come, please spend some time getting to know Natasha and Boris. You will find their gentle personalities and short curly whiskers charmingly irresistible.
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Natasha is not in a Purebreds Plus Cat Rescue foster home but residing with her caretaker in Copperopolis, CA.