Status / Details

2021, Adopted

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About Sylvie

Born ~2/14/2020, F, Silver Tabby Maine Coon mix

Adoption Fee: $175

We took in this child bride from a shelter because she had a big scabby abscess on her cheek and two kittens under a pound. Someone had bitten her and if she didn’t make it we felt her kittens wouldn’t either. Had she lost part of her litter in the fight defending them? Did her family bring her into the shelter in the hope she would get vet care?

Well, she healed nicely and her little family thrived. When we took in two red kittens (Beanie and Polo) we soon put them with her two kittens and it was instantly party time as they rough-housed together. Beanie and Polo took their new pals home to Sylvie’s diner for lunch and Sylvie graciously extended a leg to make room for them all. Success! She did the same for another all-alone kitten we offered her. What a nice kitty to mother five babies.

These kittens all nursed on her long after they could have been weaned, probably long after she had any milk to offer. It is called comfort nursing and is entirely acceptable. Of course, these kittens had tons of wet and dry kitten food to eat also but they seemed to like the closeness with Sylvie. I do think offering them nourishment for so long made her a bit underweight, a bit slender. Then Mother Nature told her to give her kittens the cold shoulder and get ready to be pregnant again. So she did. But instead of pregnant she got spayed and is now gaining weight and growing in her beautiful coat.

Sylvie’s favorite thing is to flop over on her back and roll all around so you can admire her fuzzy tummy. She is a playful girl. As the photos show she also loves to give head butts and enjoys cuddling on a shoulder. She is a sweet and good-natured girl who loves humans.

I think she has a little fairy dust in her. What color is she? Her soft colors look alternately gold, silver, and fawn in different lights. Her eyes are a very light green-yellow that is perfect with all the different colors of her fur.

Maine Coons keep growing bigger ’til they are over three years old. She will get more substantial but probably not longer. Her legs and body are already long. Look at the size of her big feet. I think she will be quite a large, regal-looking cat in her maturity.

I have no idea how she is with dogs. She would be fine with children who aren’t too young, as Maine Coons are good family cats. Or she could be a great lap cat for a single person who would enjoy her loving, happy nature.

Sylvie eats wet and dry food and is litterbox perfect.

Sylvie is spayed, vaccinated, FELV tested, dewormed, and microchipped.

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 Sylvie please tell us why in the comments section of our Adoption Application, and contact Harriet at If you are unable to reach Harriet please email us at

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!