Status / Details
Born ~9/14/2018, F, Black Selkirk Rex
Adoption Fee: $300
Don’t laugh. Please, no clever jokes about having a bad hair day. Silke’s bent, curly, tattered and peculiar hair is her glory and birthright. Most people have never seen a Selkirk Rex, they are very rare new breed. This breed began with a Montana kitty born with a dominant hair mutation in the late 1980’s. Accepted now into the Cat Fancy Assn and welcome in show rings, Selkirk Rex kitties attract attention everywhere they go.
This girl came from a breeder in Japan and lived in the States for three years. Her family needs to return to Japan and asked Purebreds if we could help find her a new home. Of course we said yes. She has lived with a male Abyssinian cat, a dog and at least one child.
I included a photo taken the day she arrived. She was looking very uncertain
( miserable ) as her friend, the daughter, held her on her shoulder.( She is a shoulder cat.) Fortunately Silke started to enjoy her new world and new friends surprisingly quickly. She especially loves jumping up high and watching the bird feeders outside. If she feels comfortable with you she is very affectionate and will climb right on your lap and rub her head on your cheek.
Selkirks are known for being patient, loving and tolerant. Web articles describe them as placid and cuddly. Silke also has a slightly regal attitude which shows up mostly when the photographer is trying to get a good picture. “I am beautiful and I know it !” Of course with their athletic bodies Selkirks are super playful kitties. Their looks and happy antics delight their families.They are generally good with children and also with other non aggressive dogs and cats. I might add that they are so connected with their humans that they get lonely without them which means they are not the right kitty for a family out of the house all day. They are known as a very healthy breed.
Some Selkirks have whiskers that curl. Silke hardly has any whiskers right now. As is true of Cornish and Devon Rexes , her coat including her strange whiskers and eye brows is constantly changing. Her curls are silky soft to touch. It is suggested that her coat be combed ( with a “greyhound comb” ) not brushed in order not to disturb her curls. You can see Silke is a long legged, slender, long bodied kitty. She is only 7 plus pounds. Yes she bounces.
People are attracted to the oddity of Selkirks funny coat but it is their loving cuddly nature that grabs and holds their hearts. This girl is an unusual treasure.
Silke is spayed, vaccinated, FELV tested, dewormed, microchipped, eats wet and dry food, and is litterbox perfect.
She is fostered by Harriet in Santa Cruz.
Purebreds Plus Cat Rescue is dedicated to matching exceptional cats with qualified adopters who will cherish their pet and create an ideal forever home.
If you believe you are the perfect adopter for Silke please tell us why in the comments section of our Adoption Application, and contact Harriet at firstname.lastname@example.org If you are unable to reach Harriet please email us at email@example.com.
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 interests!