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Kiki and Squeaks
From Kiki’s foster:
When I was asked by Fat Kitty City to foster a blind cat, I was very hesitant. I didn’t think my husband and I could handle it, and I didn’t think it would be a good fit with my 2 resident cats and 1 foster kitten. Given that Kiki had no other options, we decided to take her in and I am so glad we did. It was a pretty easy and quick transition. Some initial struggles were that obviously she was scared, so she was not interested in getting to know us yet. She hid in her bedroom from us for a good few days. She started to come around and wanted to venture outside of the room. She had absolutely no issues with the cats, and actually enjoyed the kitten’s playfulness. She spent some time learning to navigate the house. She had zero issues finding food, water, and litter boxes. After a couple of weeks, she even started lying next to me on the couch and sometimes lying on the couch on her own. She started getting a lot more lovey with me at this point. She gives great baths/kitty kisses and loves to be pet. She still got a little overwhelmed at times because she was understandably still timid to the new environment.
Now, we have had Kiki for about 2 months and she seems to have settled in very well. She gets along with all of the cats (even my difficult, jealous resident) and knows how to navigate every room of the house. She has even been climbing into bed and sleeping at my husband’s feet. Sometimes I flip to the other side of the bed and get to snuggle with her. She knows exactly where to go in the morning to ask for her breakfast, and will rub all over your legs when she wants food or love. She runs to the door meowing to greet me when I come home and loves affection. She is a great cat, but being blind does cause it to take her a little more time to adjust. She is still weird and timid with new people but has warmed up to our friends who have been over a few times. She will take patience but is well worth the wait to warm up. Let her take her time and don’t push her too fast.
She would do best in a home without children because she gets very nervous when people yell or are loud and can be unpredictable sometimes when scared. I would also think she would do best in a house that already has a cat or a calm dog so she doesn’t get lonely when her people are away. When we take our other cats outside, she can become upset being left by herself. I’m not sure if she gets lonely or if she’s wondering where everyone went without her since she loves company. However, she was by herself in our foster room for nearly a week without problems when she was first adjusting.
I was nervous when first asked if I believe she is adoptable. Originally, I was hesitant to respond because of her resistance to strangers. Yet, I am so glad to have gotten to spend this extra time with her because now I know the answer is yes! She is settling in and feeling more at home every day. When you first meet her, she is not the sweetest thing and won’t be going belly up for you immediately, but given time, patience, and a loving home, she will show her sweet, sometimes cuddly, lovey side. She was owner surrendered because of a living situation change but she deserves a second chance at a forever home. She will make someone very happy. She has been with our foster kitten Squeaks since arriving, and they do get along and play in short bursts every day. They can go together or separate as they are both up for adoption. However, Squeaks is through Front Street shelter and is still receiving medical treatment for a bad eye. Your current cats will learn that Kiki is different after a few days and adjust easily. They will live in peace with her as she isn’t confrontational. It was actually easier to adjust our cats to her than any other new cats we’ve taken into our home.
If you would like to learn more about Kiki and also Squeaks, please contact Diane by text at 916-812-3608 or email at [email protected]
Keiki and River
Meet Keiki and River!
IMPORTANT: River and Keiki are bonded and must be adopted together.
Keiki is almost a year old, a short hair Calico, and she is blind. She came from a severe hoarding situation in Shingle Springs. She had been kept in a cage so long her paws were stained from standing in her own urine and feces. She also had an eye infection that was never treated. Today, she is completely blind. Not only that, she literally doesn’t have pupils, eyes, anything. The vet said that whoever adopts her would have to clean her eyes daily to keep them from getting infected. Apparently, it is also an option to have her eyes sewn shut because she isn’t able to see at all.
But she doesn’t let that bother her. Keiki climbs up very high on shelves, plays with toys, and does all the things that “normal” cats do. She takes a little longer to eat and therefore her friend, River will often eat Keiki’s food. Keiki is extremely sweet, affectionate and loving once she gets to know you, but is cautious at first. She loves to be held and her foster says she likes people to sing to her!
She has bonded with her best friend River. River is a female, DSH Calico, about 5 months old, with a job, she provides security and guidance to her best friend Keiki who is blind. River has no physical limitations, but is still young and needs someone who’ll be able to play with her as she is VERY playful and active.
If you would like to learn more about Keiki and River or to meet them, contact Cindy at [email protected] or call the FKC office at 916-939-3418.