Welcome to this week's cats! All of these guys and gals are available to adopt from local, Kansas City shelters. Just get in touch with their respective shelters using the provided links. Also, if you do find a cat to adopt through these posts, please comment below. I'd love to hear about it!
First up, from Great Plains SPCA, is Queenie, an adorable gray and white kitten. Queenie is a shy little girl (as you might be able to tell from the photo), but once she warms up to you, you'll have a friend for life. She just hasn't found the right kingdom to rule over yet, but maybe you can provide this little queen a palace of her own? She'd request that it be full of churu treats and wand toys. No court jesters are necessary though--she prefers the quiet and the tranquil. Don't we all.
You can learn more about Queenie here.
Freddie, from the Friends of Parkville Animal Shelter, is an orange beauty that's a little over five years old and is as friendly as can be. Unlike Freddy Krueger, this Freddie will give you the sweetest dreams.
Freddie's had a tough time of it, making his way to the shelter after his caretaker died. The transition was terrifying for him. Eventually he got over his fears and has warmed up to the folks at FOPAS. It turns out this once shy guy loves hanging around people.
You can visit his PetFinder page to see a cute video of his friendliness in action. Afterwards, visit this page on the FOPAS website to fill out a pre-adoption application and set up a time to meet Freddie!
Next up is Eve, from Meowy Matchmakers, an adorable, two-year old brown tabby. Poor Eve was left in a tote bag at the shelter. Eve, like Freddie, above, had a tough time at first, timid and sad, but soon found her stride and now is a happy, friendly little lady. She'd be even happier if she found a permanent home.
Eve enjoys all of the usual subjects: laser toys, treats, and hanging around her humans. She also likes feather toys and tunnels. She's not a lap kitty though, and if you love spending your evenings watching TV with a cat on your lap, Meowy Matchmakers can find you a better match. There are some perks though with cats who don't sit on laps--it may be an indication that she won't lay on you while you try to sleep at night. The affection is sweet, but sometimes you just want a good night's rest. Cats change though. It took one of my cats a few years before he started sitting on my lap. In fact, he's on it now while I'm trying to type this. It just took him a while to realize that lap sitting was "a thing."
Eve is great with kids, good with other cats (given a proper introduction), but doesn't care much for dogs. You can learn more about Eve here. Here's a cute pic of Eve at play:
Coal and Ebony
Next, from The Animal Rescue Alliance, we have a bonded pair of four-year-old brothers: Coal and Ebony. These two large, black cats will make you feel like you have two black panthers living in your house, like some sort of Bond villain. Thankfully, these guys won't eat you alive. Instead, you'll have two cool kitties to hang out with.
They do look alike, but they're not identical. You can always tell Coal from Ebony because of the white patches of fur on Coal's belly. Ebony is the more active of the two where Coal is more reserved. Ebony always seems to be on the move. He's big on food and treats and will give you head butts when he wants some attention. Coal's favorite hobbies are napping, grooming his brother, and eating salmon. Salmon-flavored treats will do.
Last but not least, we have Ephraim, from Cats Pawjamas. Ephraim is a cute tuxedo kitten that would do well in just about any home. He'd be great in a house with a couple, with somebody who is single, with a family, any and every combination. He gets along well with other cats and dogs too, assuming the dogs are well-behaved--you can only try a cat's patience so much.
Ephraim is a toe nibbler, which sounds like it might be painful, but his PetFinder page swears it is cute. He came to the shelter with his two siblings, Amia and Alora, who are no longer listed on Cats Pawjamas' page so hopefully they were adopted. Still, you might enquire about them if you're looking for a pair, or even a trio, of kittens. My guess is that if you want multiple kittens, Cats Pawjamas would be happy to hook you up.
You can learn more about Ephraim here. Here's another cute pick for the road:
That's all for this week! I hope you've enjoyed reading about the cats. If this didn't quench your feline thirst, you can visit my profile and look through old postings to see more cats--many are still available to adopt!