Kiwi is a sweet lady who was found wandering around the streets! Luckily someone took her to Cat Haven and she is now living temporarily in a foster home until she goes to her forever home.
She has a personality all of her own. During the day she prefers to be alone and finds all sorts of places to hide. In the late afternoon she comes out and will lie in the room I am in. I suppose that is the message that she thinks it is dinner time but it's generally too early. Mornings are her exercise time and she runs around the apartment for about 5 minutes, enjoying slipping on the rugs. It is quite entertaining. Other than that she shows no interest any toys, catnip or anything else. Being older I suppose that is to be expected.
While watching TV she will lie with me. On and off my lap depending on her mood and how much I am scratching her head. Then when I go to bed and attempt to read, my chest is the best place to be and I am encouraged to provide more head scratching. She doesn’t sleep on the bed but prefers to be on the floor next to the bed or on the bench at the end of the bed.
I really would suggest that Kiwi (I call her Minnie as she has Minnie Mouse ears on her back) be adopted by someone who can provide a quiet environment. She does not like loud sounds and would not be comfortable around children, plus because she can be a nipper. I suspect she may not take to other animals too well either. When watching TV she will disappear if there is a lot of noise even if I turn it down. If I reprimand her (when she tries to nip me) she takes it to heart and sulks for a while.
Please come and meet Kiwi (aka Minnie) in her foster home in Wellard.
Kiwi has sustained sun damage to her nose. This is quite a common issue in white cats that have previously spent time outdoors, and the consequences are similar to that of humans who spend too much time in the sun. Sun damage is dangerous because it can develop into skin cancer (specifically squamous cell carcinoma). In these cases, surgery to remove the affected skin will be required. Kiwi has been checked by the Cat Haven veterinarians who decided the changes are so mild that she does not need any treatment at this stage. We recommend that she is kept completely indoors and out of the sun to prevent progression of this condition. Cat Haven does not take any responsibility for any subsequent conditions or issues that may develop in the future as a result of this condition.
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