found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already spayed and up to date with shots.
Isn't that a striking photo? What a wonderful face she has . Our
photographer volunteer had a great time with her. She is a medium sized cat who has a big reddish brown coat .Recently he took her to a groomer to be lion cut so now she looks quite different. She looks more "cute' now but not striking and elegant the way she is in this photo. However she loves being shaved and came home from the groomer so lovely dovey and clearly delighted. I find that cats with big coats tend to greatly enjoy the release out from under all that fur.
( I have one- a tortie Himalayan a bit like her - who runs and does cartwheels of exuberant joy almost literally when she gets home from her bi-annual trip to the groomer.)
Olivia has been a hard luck's child . She must have been an adorable kitten but I doubt her first years were easy on her. She showed up in a high kill shelter upset and unhappy. And things went from bad to worse there. We got her out with seconds to spare and found an edgy but sweet somewhat traumatized beautiful girl. We kept her a while before this posting and now that she has settled in and is so loving we know we need to post her here and let her go to her new home.
She went first to a different foster home for special love and attention. That family had her mixed in with their cats . She tolerated that but did not really like them. She is probably even more tolerant now that we have had her safe and comfy for a while.
Where I am fostering her she has her own private room but cats are
part of her entertainment around her. and she is interested in them
Still I think she would rather be the only cat in the home.
Anyway the husband of this first foster family was her favorite person. He would call her and she would come right away. He would snap his fingers to indicate she should stop doing something and she would stop. Then he would cuddle with her as a reward. He asked that I mention here how super smart she is and that she is very trainable given a loving technique. He thinks she is a "perfect cat." She would lie right next to them but not on them though they both think she will be a lap cat after a little time in her own new home.
She has just been getting sweeter and now seems like a happy girl.
Whatever hurt her before has faded in her mind. I don't know how she is with dogs. I would wish for her a stable quiet home.No young children. She may be ok with older teenagers.
Calicos and torties are known to have a bit of an attitude. I think that that is true . They need to be respected and not treated like a stuffed toy. Olivia is a good natured sweet girl but she has her own opinions and will express herself if she thinks you are pushing her or are rude. Stop it . she will say. Her super intelligence only adds to this independence of thought. She is a thoughtful equal to her human friends. All cats are, but some make you aware of that fact more than others.
She loves food and is currently a couple pounds heavier that she should be but given a whole house to be active in I doubt that will be true for long. She is still just a baby girl somewhere around two years old. Let me be clear she does, however, like all flavors and types of food available. Yes indeed. No trouble getting her to eat.
She is litterbox perfect of course.
New Olivia photos soon showing her shaved summer appearance.
Her foster mom is Harriet in Santa Cruz.