found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already neutered and up to date with shots.
“Why is he named Raffles?" you ask. This name was suggested to me for him because it is the name of a famous, very elegant, turn of the century hotel in Singapore. This is such an elegant kitty, I thought, ”Okay, Raffles he is."
Singapuras, descendants of the temple cats of Singapore, are the smallest cat breed. Raffles, and his friend Rosie, are both 5+ pounds. They are so finely detailed and exquisite with their tiny perfect paws, sleek hair, athletic bodies. When they jump, they seem to float up effortlessly. I must admit I am very smitten.
A breeder died suddenly, and after members of her cat club took in her cats, these two showed up in the shelter. I have no idea why. Someone took in too many is my guess. It is hard not to want them all. They are perfect and beautiful.The shelter contacted Purebreds. I couldn’t say, "YES! I will foster them!" fast enough.
Raffles came in a bit shyer than his friend Rosie. He also seemed protective of her. Soon his super sweet nature showed itself. These two make such a perfect pair, they must be adopted together. No exceptions.
Both these kitties love attention and probably had less of it than they wanted their whole life. I received some photos of the breeder’s kitties in cages, so I know that was part of their history. (A woman was trying to help the 89 yr old widower and contacted me about the last 5 or 6. I said yes instantly, but they were unfortunately all gone before I could take in more.)
The CFA breed description says, ”The Singapura’s disposition is that of a “pesky people cat,” an extroverted, curious, playful but nondestructive cat that insists on helping you with everything. They are very intelligent and interactive with people and remain so even into old age. … you will find this cat’s intelligence, playfulness, and unique appearance captivating from the first time you meet one.
So these two, Raffles and Rosie, are loving being in foster care.They have gained a little weight (they were a bit thin) and have definitely gained in confidence.
Some family will be so fortunate to have their company. I don’t think they really need other cats in the home though they would get along with others. They seemed very cat friendly I have no idea how they are with dogs.They tend to like absolutely everything. Life is fun for them. They are both lap cats.
Raffles eats wet and dry food and is litterbox perfect.
His foster mom is Harriet in Santa Cruz.