HI! My name is Runa. It means Brave Love. I got that name because when I came into foster care, I was a very scared girl, but my foster parents knew that all I wanted was to be loved.
I am a young girl who is still learning to trust humans. When I first came to foster care I didn't let anyone pet me, now I love cheek rubs and chin scratches and fully body pets! If you move too fast I will sometimes run, so it's best that you let me come to you. Don't worry, I will bump your hand with my cold wet nose when I want some love and will reward you with my sweet little purr.
I really like other cats, and I do best when I am around other friendly cats that can teach me the way to play and love. My foster parents think that I may be good around an older calm dog too as I am very curious. Young children scare me, so I would like a home with older teens or only adults.
Once we get to know each other I will happily greet you in the morning for my breakfast, accept lots of pets and entertain you with my silly kitten antics. Because I am still learning to trust, I really don't like to be picked up and it really scares me. I have just started to sit on my foster mom's lap. Sometimes I really like it and other times I just run away, especially if there is a good toy within view!
Because of my past, I am just now learning to be a kitten! I am learning to play and jump and run. I really like all my toys and will collect them at the end of the day to nap with them. My favourite thing to play with is a big fuzzy red mitten!
I was born into a hoarding situation in the west end of Toronto. I often had to fight for food and resources with many older and bigger cats. I had little to no human contact until Animal Services came and took us all to the shelter. There, I was scared and nervous. I hissed and growled a lot when people came near. I was lucky, because Toronto Cat Rescue placed me in a foster home where I was given love and food and toys. With a lot of patience and time, I let built trust with my foster parents and let them pet me and show me what love is. I am still scared sometimes and need a safe place to hide when I am feeling insecure.
Runa's foster family shares: "This tiny girl is full of the potential to love and be loved! She is a petite bundle of energy and purrs and we love watching her learn to play and be a silly little kitten. Although she is 8 months, she acts much younger and is always found flopping around with her toy mouse. Runa is kind and loves to be around other cats. Being around other cats helps to give her confidence as she is often seen watching and imitating her house mates. Runa is wanting to find her forever family so she can build a trusting and loving relationship and blossom into the Brave Love we know she is. Please consider taking our sweet Runa into your heart and home. You won't be disappointed!".
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