Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted Apr 24, 2015
I got Miss Kitty from a woman who ran a cat rescue. Miss Kitty had been rescued from a rural area and was found with a broken pelvis and extremely malnourished. She was a tough little thing and quickly rehabilitated. For the most part I believe she spent the first year of her life as a feral cat and this truly showed in her personality. She was never 100% trusting of any human being or any other cats or dogs for that matter.
Miss Kitty (MK) was always very tiny and had a hard time gaining much weight. Her appetite was great; she just had a smaller body type. Her small size probably compounded the issues that she had in trusting other cats and dogs. The other cats in the home (both males and rather large in size) tended to pick on MK, causing her to hide out in particular places.
Like most cats, MK slept a LOT. She also was a little bit of a troublemaker and one time sneaked out the front door unbeknownst to anyone. She was gone for 2 days and nights before we found her in a neighbor's back yard, sunny herself as happy as she could be. Other than that she had the sweetest disposition and would always cuddle and purr.
We had Miss Kitty for many years. She had a really long and happy life and we miss her everyday. I haven't gotten another cat after she passed away two years ago and I don't plan to as of right now because I have a large dog and do not believe it would be fair to the cat. Perhaps when my puppy is older and calmer I will reconsider, as I love cats.