Princess

Domestic Short Hair

11 years, 2 months
Medium  |  Female

Salem, OR

 

Pleased to meet you -- My name is Princess and I'd love to go home with my litter mate Jake. We live well with other cats. We're very affectionate and sweet kitties who are looking for a loving, forever indoor home. My foster mom quickly discovered that we are some very special cats, indeed! With research, she found out we have varying degrees of cerebellar hypoplasia. What that means is our mom probably had or was carrying distemper (feline panleukopenia), which affected us even before we were born. This makes part of our brains underdeveloped, so we are unable to control our voluntary muscle movements exactly the way we want to. Oh, we're smart and we know exactly where we want to go, but our feet slide out from under us and we do tend to fall over (or tilt our head). It has been said that we should stay away from stairs and our adopters need to be careful about us getting down from a person bed or a couch. We do need soft landings! But, this is all we've ever known, so heck, if we fall down, we just get back up. If we have to flop around to get to our destination, so be it, we will get there! If you have "good" furniture, we are not the cats for your home. We want to be with you, so if you are on the sofa, any one of us will come over, sink our claws in and pull ourselves up! We can also be pretty messy at times. Luckily, we have good litter box habits, but we're pretty messy eaters too .... Sorry, but we can't hold our heads still to eat. We do kind of peck, like a bird (even with dry cat food). Sometimes we get wet food smooshed onto our noses, so it's helpful if you can keep an eye on that and clean it off for us. It's ok to laugh .... We are very funny, especially when we play. Our health is otherwise excellent. Our condition does not affect our health or our life span. We do have a reduced adoption fee of 100.00 for both of us, or you can adopt only one for 70.00. Contact the foster coordinator at foster@whs4pets.org to schedule a time to meet with us.

Adopt Me
Salem, OR

(503) 585-5900

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