Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Lanai City, Hawaii, United States
Posted Apr 26, 2017
If you're looking for a unique kitty companion I can recommend a rescue kitty. We found Ari on the side of the road, starving and tiny. After nursing him back to health with a baby bottle we had a playful kitten that was ready to be trained. He learned to use kitty litter and was a fast friend who had the painful habit of crawling up our legs to sit on our shoulder. As an adult he became very people centric and always wanted to hang out during our daily tasks. Very playful but chill at the same time. He also loved people but that was from us ensuring he was able to interact with many humans from a young age. An indoor and outdoor cat so we skipped the kitty litter as soon as he began to venture outdoors.
Rescuing a kitty from a shelter or the wild can be very fulfilling and create a special friendship from which emerges a cat with a unique personality.
When we had to leave our island he was adopted to the local kitty shelter where in just two weeks he went from hating other cats to being BFF's with everyone. So there was allot room to grow, be trained further and become a more sociable kitty.
He was very sturdy and never needed vet attention besides his initial shots and neutering. Very easy to take care of and clean.