Status / Details
Adopted by Leslie & Ryan
Born ~4/10/18, F, Brown Tabby Maine Coon Mix
So much happened in this little girl’s early life. She was spayed when she weighed only about one and a half pounds and at the same time the tip of her tail, an exposed bone, was amputated. I expect she was spayed that young because she needed the tip of her tail off. (Maybe someone stepped on it and, not knowing what to do, took her to the shelter?) That is a lot of surgery for a little tiny kitten, all alone. Of course she had to go to rescue from the shelter. And of course it being kitten season everyone was so full of kittens. We were glad to take her. When we got her we talked about how she was raring for life. She had a huge life spirit.
We had a cage initially for this tiny girl and because we had her we wanted to get Lil Orphan Andy to be her friend- an idea which worked out perfectly. These two took to each other immediately and they need to go home together. Andy’s bio is posted on the Kitten page also. He is a dark red tabby Maine Coon mix.
We called Seven “Seven” because she had only 7/8ths of a tail. It was an affectionate joke at the time but her name stuck. Some day her new family will give her a new name. Or not. Maybe she will be Lucky Seven forever. Her tail was shaved for her amputation as was her tummy for her spay as you can see in the photos. Her shaved tail, which ended up looking rather like a grey hot dog, was rather dreadful. Good little girl that she is, Seven got to work right away and has quickly grown fur to cover it. The tip had to seal itself and the shelter had put a stiff E Collar on her to keep her from licking it. She was miserable and quite immobilized. We worried but we took the collar off her on the condition that she leave the tip of her tail alone. She was very good and it healed quickly.
The minute we took her collar off she started eating like a little piglet and she gained weight every single day. You can see her big, round, spotted tummy.It is huge!! That stage is now over and she is growing longer rather than rounder, as she should, at this age. Initially she loved to be held and was very trusting of humans. Now ,though cuddly, she has less time for us and is all about exploring with Andy. Kittens go through stages as they grow up. She and Andy sleep together and derive much happiness from each other’s company.
Seven has extravagant “ear furnishings”. That is the formal name for the long hair extending out of her ears. The last photo below is from her first day with us and even then at 5 or 6 weeks she had lots of ear hair and is growing ear tuffs, as you can see. She has a classic Maine Coon face with the hair, the big ears and big white whiskers. She is a real character and will be great fun for some lucky family.
Seven eats wet and dry food and is litter box perfect.
Her foster mom is Harriet in Santa Cruz.
Contact Harriet at (831) 336-2983 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions, or send an Adoption Application. If you are unable to reach Harriet by phone or email, 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!