Welcome to this week's cats of the week. All of these friendly felines are currently in Kansas City shelters or foster homes and would love a permanent place to call their own. If you fancy any of the cats here, just use the links to get in touch with their respective shelters. They'd love to hear from you.
This week, Meowy Matchmakers brings us the lovely Beatrice, a senior calico with striking blue eyes. At fourteen, she is an oldie but goodie and is looking for a kind home to spend her last years.
It is hard to say if Beatrice was named after Dante's Beatrice, Bea Arthur, or maybe Saint Beatrice of Este. I'm guessing it is the latter because this little girl is a saint. She loves spending time with her caretaker. She'll hang out with you on the couch and sleep by your side with her motorboat purrs lulling you to sleep each night.
Beatrice has diabetes, but it is under control with diet and insulin. Yes, she needs shots but please don't be intimidated. The folks at Meowy Matchmakers will show you how to administer them. It is easy, much easier than it sounds, and Beatrice takes the shots like a champ. Besides the diabetes, she's a carefree cat and a real charmer. You can learn more about Beatrice here.
Next, from Great Plains SPCA, we have Lieutenant Dan who is in search of his new commanding officer. Despite the military moniker, Dan is a teddy bear at heart, a senior tabby in search of a new officer's quarters. A real gem, he will hang by your side while you watch TV and snuggle under the covers with you on cold winter nights. So stand at attention--recruit Lieutenant Dan to your troop on the double.
Interested in being El Capitán of Lieutenant Dan? You can learn more about him here.
Next from TARA (The Animal Rescue Alliance) we have Cathy. A mama cat, Cathy is still young but, with her kittens all grown and out of the house, she's already an empty nester. She was a good mom, completed her maternal duties, and is now ready to have some time in the sun.
Cathy is a playful cat, craves attention, and would love to spend her nine lives purring by your side. You can learn more about Cathy here.
Next up from Cats Pawjamas, we have Mara. Mara is a sweet young cat with a chronic congestion problem--in other words, she's got a lot of snot. This is a common issue in cats and would mean that you'd need to clean up her nose sometimes and periodically give her a medication that she doesn't mind taking. If you can look past her woes of the nose, you'll have a top notch friend. One of my cats gets a lot of "eye boogers" (that's the medical term), and I find cleaning them off of his eyes oddly satisfying. Just think of the bonds you and Mara will build while you help her breathe easy.
Mara is a loving cat who enjoys cleaning her human friends--she'll lick your face! It's a close call, but I'd prefer a cat's scratchy tongue over a dog's slobbery tongue. Also, similar to a dog, she likes to play fetch. She's an entertaining, sweet girl who would like nothing more than to find a home where she's the only cat or shares her caretaker with just one other cat. She's had enough of the foster life, competing with a clowder of cats for her caretaker's attention.
You can learn more about Mara here.
Finally, from the Friends of Parkville Shelter, we have Patrick. Patrick is full of personality, a playful and funny cat. He enjoys his downtime too.
Friends of Parkville posted a video of Patrick on his PetFinder page playing with one of those interactive "ball in a tube" cat toys. Seeing the cats in action really helps you get a glimpse of their personalities.
Patrick would be fine in a home with others cat, but he'd prefer not to be in a home with young children. To fill out an application to meet Patrick and see if he might be the little buddy for you, please visit this link.
That's all for this week. Interested in seeing more cats? You can always check out my profile for past entries. Many are still available!
If you are associated with a shelter or rescue organization in the greater Kansas City area and would like to have your cats featured here, just let me know in the comments section.