People say she must be a Maine Coon / Scottish Fold Mix. She sure looks like it but she is not. She does not have a drop of Scottish Fold blood in her. She is a wonderful faux Fold.
Lots of kittens and kitties have ear mites.They are easily treated with one application of ear drops or an application of revolution flea treatment. If they are left untreated a hematoma, which is a sort of blister in the skin of the ear, can form. It can be quite painful as is any swelling in a too small space. If not treated, over time, with scar tissue fills in and you have what Elizabeth has – funny looking, deformed ears. I must admit she looks very cute. I like her ears. Fortunately they are not at all painful. I touched them a lot , pressed them. She did not mind . The back of her ears is about 1/2 of an inch thick. You can’t see it but when you feel her ears you can feel the thickness.
We took her for an ear exam right away. The vet cleaned wax out of them, put drops in, but she said there was nothing else that needed to be done for them. Her hearing is fine . One ear canal is a little pushed in, not quite as large as normal but it is not a problem for cleaning . Elizabeth like any other cat simply needs to get her ears checked at each annual exam and cleaned if necessary. She will always look adorable -as if she is part Scottish Fold. She is a unique Maine Coon kitty with an usually cute look.
The photo the shelter posted of her was not very clear and we were delighted to see how great she looked in person. Elizabeth was glad to see us too and immediately showed us that she was a very friendly, human loving kitty. She is easy to pick up and loves to cuddle. She loves affection. She eats well, uses her box and is an easygoing girl.
At first it seemed that Elizabeth stood oddly and we learned from her shelter paperwork that the skin on her rear pads was abraded. It seems that probably her hind feet pads had been burned and the outer pad skin layer had sloughed off. The best guess is that she had burned her feet walking on hot pavement ! Poor thing. Her skin has healed quickly and she is back to normal. I am so glad this girl has come to us and we can help her have a happy, safe, loving home.
Most red tabby Maine Coons are male; red females are rare. Lizzie is a classic red tabby cat with very saturated red, super soft fur. She has big white whiskers and a white muzzle and chin. She also has a bit of white on the tip of her tail , she has what is called a “a Paint Brush Tail “. I don’t know how she is with dogs but I think she would be friendly to non dominant cats. I can imagine her being a treasure to a child who would love her gentle, affectionate nature. Or a grown child , as we all are.
Elizabeth eats wet and dry food and is littebox 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!