Welcome to this week's cats! All of these guys are local to the greater Kansas City area and are all ready and waiting to be adopted. There are some real charmers in this set, including one who is gracing these pages for a second time, so reach out to the shelters of any of them that fit your fancy. You'll be glad you did!
You'll lose your marbles over our first kitten, Marbles, from Great Plains SPCA. Tabbies are known for the trademark "M" on their foreheads, and Marble's "M" looks particularly pronounced, almost a double "M," like a superhero Spidercat.
Christian legend has it that the tabby "M" started when Jesus was just born, and Mary was having trouble getting him to stop crying in the cold manger. A tabby cat came along and nestled besides Jesus and lulled him to sleep. When Mary pet the cat on its head in appreciation, the "M," for "Mary," appeared as a symbol of the cat's kindness. So if you've always wanted to sneak a little cat figurine into your nativity scene, go for it!
Marbles though is as kind as his tabby ancestor. He'll be a little shy at first, but once he warms up to you, he'll be as sweet and affectionate as can be. He is a gentle soul, as they say, and even in playtime, he swats at his toys delicately. Best of all, Marbles would thrive with other cats. He'd be a great choice if you already have some kitties and would like another youngster to add to your crew. You can learn more about this bundle of joy here.
Poe and Pim
So like the idea of adopting Marbles but aren't satisfied with just one gray tabby kitten? Today is your lucky day because Meowy Matchmakers has you covered, a brother and sister pair of tabbies up for adoption.
Just think. You can have Poe, maybe named after Edgard Allen Poe, home by Halloween.
Poe is a purr party that never ends. He loves attention from his human pals and will climb up your chest to ensure he gets that attention. It's awfully hard to ignore a torso-climbing kitten.
Pim, maybe named after the Poe character "Pym," is a little more reserved than Poe but is emboldened by being by his side. She's a sweet, dainty little girl who will shower the room with meows for attention. She loves her brother deeply, and it would be ideal if they found a home where they could stay together forever.
Next, from The Animal Rescue Alliance, we have Bella Bee, a lovely black and white cat whose family recently moved and couldn't take her with them. She'll be seven in October and is fully declawed.
If you're looking for a middle aged lady without the endless energy and neediness of a kitten, maybe Bella is for you. She does great with her kitten roommates, so she should also be fine if you have other cats. Not many decisions in life are as black and white as a decision to adopt Bella. Get it? Because she's black and white.
You can learn more about Bella here.
Gretchen and Gustav
Next, from the Friends of Parkville Animal Shelter, we have a brother and sister kitten combo who were on the wild side when they were rescued and have come incredibly far with the loving care provided by FOPAS and their foster mom. Gretchen, above, is a little tuxedo kitten who is about as adorable as they come.
Gretchen has grown to be incredibly affectionate. She will run up to her foster mom and start rubbing on her legs when she sees her. It might take a little time for you to form that same sort of bond with her, but once you do, she'll be your little black and white shadow.
Her brother, Gustav, below, is a little orange and white tabby. Zero family resemblance.
While Gretchen has grown into a lap cat, Gustav isn't there yet. He might never be, but that isn't always a bad thing. Especially if you're trying to work from home. Gustav is a bundle of energy who enjoys cuddle time...but only in spurts.
If you're interested in Gretchen and/or Gustav, you can fill out this pre-adoption application and set up a meeting with them or to just learn more. Filling out the form doesn't commit you to anything. It's just a first step. Also, Gustav's PetFinder page has a fun video of him, Gretchen, and a couple of their pals playing with a laser toy.
Last but not least, from Cats Pawjamas, we have the first ever cat that has made it on these pages twice, Calliope. She was featured in a post way back in May and still hasn't found a home. What's with that? She's laid back and friendly. She's fine with kids, dogs, and other cats. As long as you don't have a house full of crocodiles and king cobras she'll be fine. So what's the hold up?
She's an older cat, so hopefully she can find a permanent home fast where she can settle in forever. Interested in a sweet, calm calico to spend your restful evenings with? You can learn more about Calliope here.
That's it for this week. Interested in seeing more cats? You can check out my older posts by visiting my profile. Many of the cats, like Calliope, are still available!