Kanti came to Toronto Cat Rescue as part of Project Velcro which rescued cats from an over-capacity rural shelter. He is a wonderful cat who has come such a long way since he arrived at his foster home. For the first couple of weeks Kanti was so scared that he could not handle human contact and just tried to stay as small and hidden as he possibly could. Now he has truly become a velcro cat, one who often follows me around the house so closely I have to be careful not to trip over him, and who doesn’t hesitate to crawl all over me to get attention as soon as I’m sitting down.
When he wants attention Kanti will follow me around squeaking or climb up into my lap. He likes to climb right up and get face to face so he can’t be ignored. Sometimes he just wants to cuddle and will curl up in your lap or beside you to enjoy being pet, scratched, and having his belly rubbed. Other times he wants to play and will crawl all over you until the toys come out.
Kanti has a lot of energy and can sometimes get a bit bored and lonely without stimulation. He can also be pretty vocal about it (mostly in terms of squeaks and trills, he hasn’t quite mastered the meow yet). He needs lots of toys to play with (on his own and with his human) and preferably another cat to be friends with. He really likes other cats and its really good for him to have the company and a friend to play with.
Although Kanti is as friendly as can be with his foster mom he is still a shy and skittish cat with other people. He is a cat who will bond very strongly with someone who is willing to spend the time and patience to get to know him, but he may always be a bit shy around strangers and other people.
It has been a wonderful experience to watch Kanti come out of his shell and realize he is safe enough to get the love and attention he wants and deserves. When I first met him he stayed hiding in his tent hissing and shaking when I got even close to him. Now I am very happy to watch him run around playing and not hesitating to crawl right into my lap and curl up purring (and drooling sometimes!) in contentment. He is an absolutely adorable petite squeaky boy who will make a great companion to someone willing to take the time to get to know him.
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