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Adopted By Rachelle B and Rob R
Poppet update : Poppet was adopted right away by a woman who wanted a companion for her herself ( a more loving cat) and a companion for her precious older kitty. Poppet settled in quickly, she seemed fine with the other cat despite being introduced extra quickly. She showed right away that she was a much happier and more playful kitty than I expected. ( see my bio below) Poppet did wonderfully in this home. She was there only a week when the adopter brought her back. She felt she had made a mistake. Poppet’s happy playfulness made her feel she should go to a less quiet home. Poppet and her cat seemed to be doing well together but her kitty cried in the night and that was not normal. The adopter listened to her heart and said this is a mistake but it was not about anything Poppet did. I suggested letting more time pass but she returned her the next day. My experience is people who choose to return their new kitties are generally right to do so. However this is the first time a kitty has come back because she did too well.
Life has gotten a lot better for this little girl. She was in a shelter, thin, unthrifty, anemic, and depressed. She was not going to be put up for adoption. When we got her we found she had lower canines that were angled outward and one poked a hole through her upper lip and the other made a lesion on the outside of her lip . Her mouth was swollen, painful and did not close properly. You may have seen her as we asked for donations for dental work for her on our Mews Alert post. Thanks to our wonderful supporters funds came in for her and the difficult process of removing her lower canines was successfully completed. Poor Poppet had probably lived with this painful condition since her adult canines came in over four years ago.
Poppet was very dirty. It was clear she had lived outside. It seemed whoever had had her really didn’t want her or want to take care of her. It is hard being a little outside kitty who no one loves. She had fleas, worms, malnutrition and dirt. She had not been spayed. Fortunately she has tested negative for FIV and FeLV which are diseases transmitted from outside cats. After her surgery Poppet’s mouth problems were over and she is now a rounder healthy girl .
Ragdolls are very emotional kitties, they don’t take change well, and I have seen a number of foster cats arrive very depressed. Poppet is still a little sad – I don’t think the happy joy of life has bubbled up in her yet but it is coming. Her new family will have the pleasure of watching her begin to bounce in happiness. Right now she shows her gratitude by giving love and more love to the humans who know her. She is a lap cat and loves being petted. She is a loving, gentle, little darling. What a delight she will be for her new family.
Poppet is a Lynx Point Ragdoll which mean she has stripes or light brown color on her head, legs and tail. Look at the length of the hair on her tail, some of it is 6 inches long!! Amazing. She has a big coat in general and is quite comfortable being brushed. (She loves all attention that shows love to her.) One note about her size: she is really a quite small kitty, just under 7 pounds, smaller than her coat makes her look. She would probably be fine with a gentle, non aggressive kitty who gave her plenty of space. I don’t know how she is with dogs. She would probably be fine with middle aged respectful children.
Poppet eats wet and dry food and is litterbox perfect.
Poppet is fostered in Santa Cruz.
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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!