This pretty girl was found hiding in small shelter built for the homeowner’s neighbor’s cat, that poor kitty is ‘owned’ by a family that lets the kitty out during all weather. During this past winter the shelter was found by this calico when she was starving and injured. Calls were made to local rescue groups and she ended up with Heartland in need of medical attention and lots of good food. She was not spayed, not chipped, and obviously not given any shelter; but she was docile and friendly and must have been someone’s pet at some point. She was very young and small and we worked very hard to clear up the issues with her left eye before giving up and having it removed to stop the obvious discomfort of the kitty. Renata was adopted out and returned for nipping her owner. She loved to cuddle and sleep with her new owner. Now I have had her back for a couple of months now and she has not nipped me even one time. We head bop, we rub cheeks, we cuddle, we pet, and scratch and brush; and zero nipping. She simply loves the attention and wants more. So while girl is an independent kitty she is very affectionate. Sharing body heat seems to be a requirement as is cuddling and you should certainly expect to share your bed! She also needs to be an only cat, she is very afraid of other kitties and will hiss and growl and cower down in their presence. Because of this behavior we do think the original injury to her left eye was caused by another kitty. Renata is spayed, up to date on all shots, negative for FIV and FeLV, micro chipped, treated for parasites, and ready to try another home. She was very unhappy to come back to my house and honestly has no idea why she lost what was supposed to be her forever home, she is lonely and bored, and misses a cuddle buddy! Renata is Heartland #10295CL.
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