Some animal had this pretty girl’s head in his or her mouth. The teeth bit in above the right eye and under the chin.The picture on the shelter’s “Needs Rescue List” was bloody. I won’t show it here. The shelter in San Jose did a nice job of helping her, putting in sutures and taking them out, getting her fixed up. I have always been willing to take in hard luck, injured kitties so when I saw her photo I went to get her.
In a shelter there is not time or space to get to know a potential foster and read his or her paperwork. You try to see in an often high up, poorly lit cage where the kitties are usually in the dark back. The shelter worker helping me on this visit was in a big hurry. Seeing almost nothing I just said well OK and he immediately put her in my carrier. At the front desk they handed me her paperwork. Walking out to the car with her looking at the papers I saw the words “missing tail”. “Oh no!” I thought “Whatever bit her head bit off her tail”. When I took her out of the crate and got my first look at her she rubbed her head all over my hands.What a loving girl she showed herself to be. I turned her around to look at her wounded hind end and oh my goodness she wasn’t missing a tail -she was a Manx. I was thrilled.
She has a little tail bone that can wiggle and stick straight up. In Manx talk because of this tail vertebra she is a “rumpy riser”. This is a desirable thing. I had never before put the words Oriental Shorthair Siamese and Manx in the same sentence. I was so surprised. And so utterly delighted. What a fun, unique girl she is! A Purebreds volunteer emailed me a couple weeks later to tell me about a breeder she knew of who ten years earlier was mixing Oriental Shorthair Siamese and Abyssinians kitties with Manxes. So this little girl may have come from there.
You can see the slightly bare area in front of her right ear. The hair is growing back. Her eye brow and some of her whiskers on the right side are also growing back. Who ever shaved her took some of them out. How lucky she was that those sharp teeth missed her eye, her ear, her jaw and her trachea.She has no lasting injury there.
How lucky also that this very friendly, loving girl has another chance in life to be safe and sound in a loving home. Precious loves to bump heads with you and she loves to lay her head in your hand. She also loves to have her spine scratched just in front of her tail which will make her raise up her hind end as high as she can.
I don’t know how she is with dogs. She seems to be cat friendly but also would be happy to be an only pet with a devoted human or humans.. She is a delight and will be a such a loving companion for some lucky family.
Precious prefers to eat dry food and is litterbox perfect.
Her foster mom is Harriet in Santa Cruz.
If you are interested in this kitty you can contact Harriet by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include at least your name, location, the name of this kitty and phone contact info. Harriet will get back to you as soon as she can. It you are seriously interested in this kitty it s a good idea to fill out an adoption application. If you are unable to reach Harriet , 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!