This is Ren. She is a dog in a cat’s body!
She will let your rub and cuddle and brush her tummy for HOURS. She is so, endlessly snuggly, friendly to everyone, just isn't into candles or smoking since she has mild kitty asthma. I will have medication to go with her. And even though she looks like a fancy princess kitty, she's a huge klutz and goofball. She’s ALWAYS happy to see you, and she’ll stand on her hind legs to she can push her face into your hand to say “hello!” Ren has such long hair, she needs to be brushed as much as possible, and she will remind you!!! There’s nothing more in this world that Ren loves more than a brush. I have two kinds for her. One is a regular pet brush, the other is something used on horses called a stripper. The stripper is her favorite, and she LOVES to push her face into it. And while other cats or kittens will allow belly rubbing for a couple of seconds or even minutes, Ren will be content if you NEVER stop. She unfortunately was parted from her bonded buddy, so she is a bit needy now.
Ren has not been declawed, but she’s very calm and it’s easy for one person to trim her nails as long as they hold the scruff of her neck. She also ALWAYS uses the litter as long as you keep it clean and keep them around the house, not all bunched in one corner, and she should have at least 2 pans. She only sharpens her claws on designated cat trees, and she’s one of the only cats I’ve ever met that DOESN’T respond to cat nip. Ren is very intuitive and I’ve seen her get along with other cats, but I’ve never seen her around a dog before. Because of Ren’s long hair, she will come with a pair of clippers that are used around behind to keep it very short and clean. This keeps her comfortable and helps her clean herself. She might also need help by cleaning afterwards with a baby wipe. Ren is also on a restricted diet to help prolong her life. She is a very large kitty and needs to be fed 1/8th of a cup of food in the morning and at night. Preferably 8am and 8pm. (She is currently fed Diamond Cat Food, has eaten Blue Buffalo in the past, litter is Arm and Hammer Clump and Seal)
Due to Ren’s asthma, grooming needs, and dietary restrictions, I would recommend her for seasoned cat owners only. But I guarantee, you will be the one that is on the receiving end of this relationship.
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