Status / Details
About Princess Emily
Born ~2013, F, Flame Point Himalayan
As you know we always try and give you as much information as we have about our kitties and their backgrounds. Unfortunately, in this case we have almost nothing to share. Princess Emily was surrendered to the Sonoma Shelter with no reason on the surrender sheet. She is a tiny girl, only 5 lbs! She was 5 lbs when they took her in but within a week Emily had already lost little over a pound and they were very worried about her. She looked very depressed and was completely refusing to eat. We took her into rescue immediately and then had our medical folks examine her and check her lab work. They said that she was really pretty healthy, except that she had severe dental and gum disease and some really bad black teeth! We wondered if she was not eating because it just hurt too much! We arranged for dental help ASAP. Our vet is wonderful, she scheduled Emily for dental surgery to be performed the very next day. Emily was given antibiotics, pain medications, soft yummy food, and then we took her home for a very quiet place to rest and heal. In about three days our lovely little girl allowed us to brush and comb her, and we were able to hold her on our lap and best of all she was eating, but just a little. We cheered her on…she needed the calories, she was only 4 lbs! Each day she got stronger and one afternoon asked to be let out of her playpen to explore the world of my front room. Slowly, slowly she has come out of her shell.
Emily does not handle change well, including a change of household. She will adjust, but it takes time and patience. Small things will disrupt her settling and relaxing then she will stop eating. It truly makes you wonder what her life was like before she went into the shelter. She is not happy around our other fosters, we have a lot of hissing and raised voices. Because she is such a small kitty did she have to fight for food, were there other cats that bullied her? Well, we will never know. What we do know is that she responds to attention, petting, cuddles and gentleness. She is a very picky eater, again we don’t know why but she will eat Fancy Feast and seems to like anything fishy tasting! She wants to be the center of your attention and she will respond with love.
Since we knew so little about her past I was delighted to find her curled up on a bed sleeping, now we knew that she did once have a family and home of her own! She is litter box perfect. Just a gentle, quiet, almost shy ball of gorgeous fluff. Now, it is time for her to leave foster care to be with her new family. Princess Emily needs a quiet home and would appreciate a nice warm spot beside you at night and soft lap to cuddle into and lots of pets and reassurance. She would really prefer to be an only kitty.
We do know that she is terrified of dogs. She is litter box perfect and adorable.
For information, please contact her foster mom, Lee Kempter at 925-934-3199 or email Lee@Oceanbluff.com, if you have questions or send an Adoption Application. If you are unable to reach Lee by phone, please 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!