Last week we talked about “shy” kitties – those that are of a more particular nature. Skeeter could fit in that category, although she is no ordinary shy cat. Skeeter has a story to tell that would curl your fur.
When she and her brothers were tiny babies, someone thought it would be fun to torture their mother. They used her as target practice with a bb gun, shot out one of her eyes, cut off her tail – and then buried her alive. Fortunately, a Good Samaritan came to their rescue. The babies were found pawing at the dirt, trying to reach their mother. Whoever it was, this human rescued not only the babies, but their now one-eyed mother. The babies were safe, and so was their mother.
When Almost Home Foundation heard of this situation, there was not a moment’s hesitation that all four kitties would become their new charges. It was a given that the goal was to ensure these kitties were well-cared for, fully-recuperated, and had nothing less than a purrfect future. Skeeter’s mom was adopted by a wonderful woman who didn’t mind at all that she had one less eye; she saw her for the sweet kitty she really was. Skeeter’s two brothers have both been adopted into loving homes. Skeeter awaits her turn.
You may have noticed, Skeeter is a tortoise-shell. Torties are unique, not only in their appearance, but also usually in their personalities as well. As one saying goes, “Torties are a lot like Mounds candy bars; sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t.” You never know quite what to expect – in fact you’re best in not expecting, but being pleasantly surprised – when it comes to what mood a tortie will be in at any given moment. They are unpredictable; they are sometimes goofy, sometimes serious, sometimes loving lap-buddies, sometimes preferring to be alone. One thing that is always predictable: torties are irresistible.
Knowing how Skeeter started out in life, it’s no wonder she’s a bit hesitant with new people and new situations. She’s a superb playmate and friend for another cat; with people, she needs time to develop trust. Although it would require some patience for her to adjust, what she offers is well worth the wait. If you or someone you know is interested in a truly hidden gem of a feline, and has the understanding and compassion she needs of humans, Skeeter would be a fabulous choice. To give you an idea – I’ve always called her Sweeter, I think it fits her well.
Skeeter is fully vaccinated, spayed and microchipped; ready and waiting for her Forever Home at Almost Home Foundation