My name is Canola, My story began when I was first trapped and brought to cat haven when I was only 6 months old from my colony on the streets. I didn’t know what these human beings were and I started out very unsocial and hissed at and hid away from my foster mum. After a few months I am now much more comfortable in my surroundings however I like to do things when I feel comfortable. In the morning I’ll gobble up my breakfast (I am picky with my food) and after you’ll find me spending lots of time running around playing with the residents cats. I have become so in love with my friends that I will require a home that has some friendly fur friends for me to play with. They also make me feel confident and comfortable in my environment (pending a slow introduction). In the afternoon you will find me napping with the other kitties.
I have also heard of a virus going around and I am being a good kitty and maintaining my 1.5 metre distance from the hoomans. If you come too close to me i’m likely to run and hide. Sometimes I may break this rule and let you give me a pat but this only occurs if I come to you for pats or I am sleepy and you catch me in my dreamy state. I also don’t mind the resident dog but only because he is small, old and calm. I haven’t quite worked out how to cat so I am a bit awkward when I am getting patted and quite often have my tail between my legs while purring. I also have a bad habit of giving bites for reasons such as patting somewhere I don’t like, suddenly switching into play mode or just because I want to!, so I’m not suitable to a home with children.
I also currently have gingivitis so I require regular dental upkeep and appointments to ensure my teeth and gums are nice and healthy. When I go into my new home I’m highly likely to become quite scared again so I will need someone who will spend loads of time with me and have patience and love getting me socialised as I will take a while to do so. I will need a quiet home as noises are still frightening as I’m learning to get used to them. I will also need to be an indoors only cat.
This is my new home wish list:
Keep me indoors? – Check!
Have another cat friendly cat? – Check!
Will be patient with me while I settle in? -Check!
No young children? – Check!
If you ticked all these boxes, email foster to meet me today! Much love, Canola
Gingivostomatitis is a combination of inflammation of the gums (gingivitis) and the mouth (stomatitis). The gum tissue looks reddened and may bleed if scraped. It can be very painful for cats if it progresses too far. Some cats will need occasional antibiotic and anti-inflammatory treatment. Others may benefit from treatment that dampens the cats immune response. 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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