Anastasia is a beautiful speckled princess who had a bad start in life and is now learning to trust. She needs an owner who will have a lot of patience with her slow progress, and who will be proud of each step she takes towards being a relaxed kitty. Ana is easily startled by quick movements and loud noises. When she is comfortable and you are still, she will come out to play and frolic, but until that time you should expect her to hide a lot. She would do best in a home with other friendly animals, as she enjoys their company and also learns from their example. Because she nips when excited, she would not do well in a home with children.
Once she has learned to trust you, she absolutely LOVES to be petted and is very affectionate. Same with being brushed - once she is touched with the brush, she will flop all over trying to get every spot of her brushed! She will also play as long as you're willing to wave a wand or laser pointer. She loves to bat around crinkle balls. She can be vocal, meowing with her very cute tiny meow to let you know she wants more pets or more playtime!
Here is a video to show just how sweet Ana can be: https://vimeo.com/193789239
Ana came from a hoarding situation, and so did not have proper socialization and stability in her early years. Her fearful nature comes from this. It is recommended to start her in a very small space like a bathroom, and then into a bigger space like a bedroom and so on. When she is very stressed out, Ana gets diarrhea that can be sorted out with the introduction of psyllium husks into her diet for a few days.
Ana really really wants to trust and let herself be loved, she just needs the right people who will let her get there. Once she blossoms you will find yourself with the cuddliest, sweetest friend! Her foster mom is very proud of each step Ana has taken towards confidence.
Come meet this beautiful girl today and prepare to be dazzled!
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