As a nurse, I agreed to take London, hinking she needed a lot more care. I fell in love with this little lady. I had the vet take out the tube from her neck, and she began to eat. She loves to eat! And I trimmed her tiny little claws, because Munchkins need to have their claws trimmed, they have trouble using a scratching post. She couldn't thank me enough! Giving me kisses over and over, and purring like the champ she is. I gave her antibiotics when her little right eye would tear and she had the sniffles, but she can see out of it just fine - it's just a little hazy. But she limps a little, my vet said it was an old injury to her right front leg and nothing could be done.
She is he most adoring little cat with the tiniest little paws and with round little ears and a whiplike tail. And she has a belly, so think chubby French Bulldog, or Chihuahua! She has steps to get up and down off my bed, where she is content to stay when not rolling her toys around or going to eat from the other kitty's bowls. I did say she liked to eat. I think she's making up for all the time she couldn't eat when she was in the tiny cage. It breaks my heart.
Is she a lot of work? No. She's just a kitty who likes to be brushed and combed, eats midrange food, and will shower you with licks and wet kisses. She is not destructive, won't claw your furniture, and gets so very happy the moment you show her attention.
So why am I placing London, my little girl who licks my arms with love every night when I comb her gently and isn't so happy when I trim her nails once a month? Because now I am sick, and before I can have a bone marrow transplant, I need to place my kitties. This means I need to find the perfect home for this baby.
How much care will she require? She loves to be combed, so each night I use a little plastic comb to help keep her from getting hairballs as she is so good to groom herself and is very clean. Once a month she needs to have her front nails clipped a little, especially her thumbs. I carefully use nail clippers, so that she doesn't have to go to the vet. And when our allergies get bad in the Spring, she usually ends up needing a round of antibiotics to clear up her sniffy nose. Sometimes I take a barely warm washcloth to her little face, which she pretends she doesn't like until I wash her pretty grey coat. She's such a princess!
London can't have anything left down that has loose threads as she plucks at the threads and will try to eat them, this is called Pica. After she spent a few days in the hospital recovering from eating threads off an old quilt, the vet thinks she picked up that habit when she was so hungry and was starving - so no Chenille bedspreads or bed pillows with fringe. But hey, 70's decor isn't the fad right now anyways!
In return, you get an adoring, cute, tiny, fat kitty who is ecstatic to see you wake in the morning, come home from work, or give her a little moist food on her plate for dinner. She eats low calorie kitty food for indoor cats as Munchkins tend to get chubby. She also needs her pan filled with soft scoopable litter cleaned each day, because Munchkins have trouble keeping feet clean on those short little legs. She would do best as an only kitty, as bigger kitties think she's fun to torment. If you have other pets, they must be gentle as she does have little bitty feet and while she can run? It isn't fast enough to get her away from more agile animals. So I am looking for a home for her with no other pets.
Her adoption fee is $25, application required, with good vet history. She comes with her bowls, her blanket, her comb and soft brush, her litter pans and scoop, food, and those nice steps she needs to get onto the bed.
It breaks my heart to have to place my kitties, especially one who had such a rough start and turned out to be so loving in spite of it all. But I know there are others who love animals as much as I, who want a little cat that would fit in perfectly in even a small apartment. Please consider giving London the perfect, loving, forever home.
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