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Rescue Group: Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (VOKRA)
|Breed:||Domestic Shorthair||Color:||Black (All)||Age:||Young|
If you are interested in viewing or adopting this kitty, please go to www.orphankittenrescue.com/adopt and fill out an application.
Mackensie is still coming to terms with how much he loves to be loved. When we first started fostering him he stayed in the bathtub for five or so days and shied from our touch. Within a week he realized how much he loved being petted. After a few weeks, he just loves jumping onto our lap as soon as we sit down on the couch or are in one of his "safe" places (started as the tub, then went to the couch, now has spread to the kitchen, bedroom, and living room floor!) It has been very fulfilling watching him grow more confident with each day. We think when he finds his forever home, he'll need to start over to some extent but will make progress even more quickly. He has had some sort of trauma in his past, possibly related to his crippled back legs (whether that was a physical accident or congenital), which might be contributing to his shy behavior. His funky back legs give him a German Shepherd-type slouch but don't limit his mobility at all as he loves to find the high places.
In his previous foster home, Mackensie didn't get along well with the other cats (feeling vulnerable because of his legs?..) but he gets along well with us! He'll let you know when he's hungry and he's the best at using the litter out of all the cats or kittens we've had yet. If you're willing to invest some love in this guy, he'll gladly give it back by shadowing you around the house and offering you little love bites or kisses. From being scared and timid when we first got him, he seems to have become younger as he now chases his toys around and snuggles up and falls asleep on our laps.
Again, if you are interested in viewing or adopting this kitty, please go to www.orphankittenrescue.com