A recent update from Shortcake:
Dear People -
Today marks my 2 week mark at my foster parent's house. I am opening up a little bit more day by day, but I still find myself to be a little shy at times. My new favorite part of the day is jumping up into my foster mommy's lap after she gets home and snuggling with her. I loooove to just flop around in her lap and let her scratch me all over. It relaxes me so much that I turn into a complete drool bucket! Sometimes I drool too much, so I have to shake it off my face and let it splatter all over my foster mommy's face. She doesn't mind, though.
I'm learning my foster house little by little with each day, and I'm finding it easier to explore now that my secret admirer is finally leaving me alone. Speaking of him, I finally got to meet the mysterious Prince Charming who loomed outside my door for so long. The day we met was a crazy one, because he didn't want to leave me alone for one second! However, now that he's used to me being around, he goes about his business and let's me do my own thing while he admires from afar. He's different than me in many ways, but we are learning each day how to cohabit together and love each other. I still think we're going to be best friends after some time passes and I learn my way around my environment.
I'm really, really starting to love my foster home, and my foster parents love me dearly. Thank you guys for all the hard work you put into saving animals like me. Without you guys, I would have never had this opportunity. You guys are the absolute best! I can't wait to see what the future holds for me.
I'll write again soon, I promise!
â¤ï¸ - Shortcake
Shortcake came to the shelter as a tiny kitten in the hands of a good Samaritan. The lady found what she thought was a squirrel in the road and when she went to save it, there was a kitten - Shortcake. She had a horriffic eye infection as a result of an upper respiratory infection or trauma. Vets and PAWS volunteers tried to give her medication so she could gain as much of her sight back as possible, but it was too late. We believe she had a very small amount of vision, but steadily declined, and she had to have both of her eyes removed (on April 19th, 2011). Even without her eyes, Shortcake has her beauty and her great temperament. Shortcake was raised in a foster home. At first she wouldn't go much farther than her bed, but her confidence grew and she began to explore, and move around like a cat. Shortcake "sees" with her nose, whiskers, and ears. She has always been spunky, playful, and very inquisitive. She is very smart, uses the litter box perfectly, and she can find her way around a home after some time to practice. Shortcake can do everything that a cat can -- except see. She is very loving and loves to sit in your lap and be petted. Picking her up and loving on her is not a problem, she has been taught some basic words so she knows what to expect and doesn't become frightened. As with all PAWS cats, she is spayed, up to date on her core vaccinations, and tested FELV/FIV negative. She is also on flea prevention and parasite prevention.
Shortcake just sent us an update from her foster home!
Shortcake wanted to let you know how she was faring here, so I let her tell you herself.
I am absolutely loving my new home! I adjusted to my starting room pretty quickly. I have even learned where the desktops are, how to get up to them, and how to get back down from them. I love playing with my pink octopus, but my favorite toy of all happens to be the washcloth you guys gave me for shelter scent. I can't help but to grab it, roll around with it, and try to tear it up! My favorite part of the day is when my foster parents come in the room and spend time with me. I love it when they sit down patiently so I can climb them like trees to show them how much I love them. I also love when they come in with a plate of my favorite wet food (Nature's Balance) because I love to scoot allllll the chunks of food off the plate and onto the floor so I have room to drink up the gravy. My foster parents probably just needs to start leaving the chucks off all together.
As of yesterday, I have learned there is another kitty in the house. Every now and again, I sense this big cat face peer at me through the bottom of the door. My foster mommy refers to this kitty as a him, so I am guessing this kitty is a boy. He never hisses at me or growls at me, and he never makes any demands of me. He just lays belly up at the other end of the door, curiously and lovingly gazing, waiting for the day I can come out and we can meet. I think he thinks he's some sort of Prince Charming who can rescue me, but I don't give him the time of day. I shoo his face away from my door, and tell him to begone with my growls. Now is not the time for me to be messing with a cat who thinks he's Prince Charming himself, but I think once I come out of my starting room and I get to know him some more, we are going to become super best friends.
Thank you so much for letting me be a foster kitty, and thank you for all you have done for me. I am loving my home more and more every day.
â¤ï¸ - Shortcake
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