Our New Purrfect Kitty, Charlie
My family rescued a 4 year old cat, named Pamela, renamed Charlie. (Yes, it is a GIRL.)
Full name: Charlotte Marckerella Fluffeldsein.
It’s been only a day or so since we adopted her, but we love her so much. The one sad part of her story is that she was front-declawed by her previous owner.
So when she tries to scratch anything, her paw just slips off. And she doesn’t try to use her back claws. She can climb trees if she wants to or maybe, just maybe, defend herself. But it can’t be as efficient as front claws…
Also she has a cracked canine. We have to take her to a vet, to do something about it.
She is still very nice. Unlike some cats in the shelter, who just start shedding and shedding, Charlie had perfectly nice fur. She did have a bath before she came home, but even before that her fur was very nice.
She must have been trained pretty darn well. All cats who go to the shelter get litter trained, but what she did was that when she first came, she went into the bathroom, checked out the tub, and when she did her stuff, she peed down the drain and… pooped in a place where toilet papers would be in minimal reach.
AND she’s not jumping on tables. She could have, with all the chairs and just the fact she’s a good jumper. Maybe it’s because it’s the first few days but I don’t think she will cause too much trouble with that one.
I wonder who her previous owner (or owners) was. Training her well, then declawing her, and then she somehow ended up in a shelter… whether she was dumped or she ran away.
Whatever happened, she’s our cat now. Can’t ask for more. I’ll upload some pictures if I can.
Hi…. Thanks for visiting and sharing. I am pleased that Charlie has a nice new home.
As you say, it makes you wonder what happened before. And as to declawing, well you know how we feel about that on this website!