Testimonial For Zelda – Amazing Long Haired Tuxedo Cat Rehomed in Austin Texas

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Hi, My name is Zelda!

Long Haired Black And White Cat For Adoption

Cat in a box! Adorable Zelda LOVES playing in boxes.

I am a very special cat looking for my true love in the form of a warm, cat loving human being. I have so much love to share, and such a tragic past that I really deserve my happy ending.

I am just 6 years old and very beautiful – inside and out. I live in Austin, Texas. Once I get to feel comfortable in my environment, I am about the most loving cat on earth. I LOVE to cuddle. My favorite thing to do besides cuddling is to follow you around and let you know just how precious you are to me.

I have no serious health issues, but I did have a very severe urinary tract infection for which I needed heavy medication and treatment. Once you know my story, you will understand how this condition got so bad.

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My original owner, who I loved very much, passed away due to suicide. She loved me very much too, but in the dark last days of her life, she was unable to properly care for me and my health and well-being suffered as a result.

I am so lucky to have been rescued by a wonderful foster mom. Not only did she take me and my sister-cat in when our owner died and we needed a place to stay,  she paid for my vet care, and has been helping me overcome the trauma of this extreme tragedy.

As much as she would love to keep me forever, she has 3 cats of her own, and just can’t give me the love, attention and free-range that I need and deserve.

She is hoping to find a special someone for me. A human ANGEL who will take me into their heart and home and love me – warts and all. I am well worth the effort.

My ideal home will be as an only pet, and in a quiet enviroment with a definite routine. I would be best suited for single cat owner or a couple. I need to know that I will be kept safe and loved unconditionally.

Here are the things that my foster mom loves the most about me:

 

1. Her playful personality
2. Her patience and her gentleness. She understands that she has to take turns getting pets and love and she sits quietly and waits her turn.
3. The way she curls around my legs when I’m getting dressed and asks for pets. It’s the only thing I look forward to in the morning.
4. She is beautiful with her long, silky hair.
5. The way she follows me around.
7. She is very snuggly. she likes to sit in my lap and tuck her head into me. she also likes to cuddle when we sleep at night.

Please find a special place in your heart and invite me in. I am definitely one of those cats who will leave paw prints on your heart.


All About Zelda

Name of Pet: Zelda
Location: Austin, Texas, 78756
Type of Pet: Cat
Breed of Pet: Domestic longhair
Sex of Pet: Female

Age of Pet: approximately 6 years
Spayed/Neutered?: Yes
Health Problems: No
Up To Date on Vaccinations: Yes
Gets along with cats: Unknown
Gets along with dogs: No
Good with Children?: No
House Broken or Litter Trained?: Yes
Crate Trained?:
Accessories Included: Zelda will go to her new home with her toys. If her future parent needs anything specifically, I’m happy to supply that. I will provide her favorite food, treats and dishes, a tall Kitty Kondo, several doses of Revolution for flea control, hairbrush, Cosequin, hairball preventative, and a Feliway plugin diffuser. I want Zelda to feel comfortable and at home with her new owners.

Zelda’s Personality

1. Her playful personality
2. Her patience and her gentleness. She understands that she has to take turns getting pets and love and she sits quietly and waits her turn.
3. The way she curls around my legs when I’m getting dressed and asks for pets. It’s the only thing I look forward to in the morning.
4. She is beautiful with her long, silky hair.
5. The way she follows me around.
7. She is very snuggly. she likes to sit in my lap and tuck her head into me. she also likes to cuddle when we sleep at night.

Zelda’s Current Home Environment

Our home environment is crazy. We have, in total, five cats. Henry and Cordelia (Tracey’s cats) have the run of the majority of the house—living room, kitchen, study, bathroom, catio. Trixie Peanut (Calvin’s cat) lives indoor/outdoor and only spends time in the bedroom my boyfriend and I share. Zelda and Zulu (the fosters) are living in our spare bedroom. Tracey’s cats don’t like Calvin’s cat, and they don’t like the foster cats. They attack each other at every opportunity. Zelda is terrified of my cats, but she is also tired of being locked away in our room. I know she’s unhappy being locked away.

Zelda’s Current Family:

Calvin (the boyfriend) is very compassionate and supportive of me, but does not love cats. He loves HIS cat. He does not like having so many cats and he is the reason we cannot keep Zelda. I love all cats and wanted to help Zelda and Zulu by fostering them. Zulu, who is a non-biological sister to Zelda, is 10+ years old, is not in great health. Zelda coexists with Zulu fairly peacefully, but they are not bonded. They don’t groom, comfort or snuggle with each other. I am keeping Zulu because I do not believe that I can find her a good home considering her age and her health.

Zelda’s Favorite Toys, Foods, Activities?

Zelda loves boxes—of all sizes. She has a grey and pink box that I keep all of her toys in and every night before I go to bed I gather all her toys and put them in the box with some catnip and she goes crazy. She will climb into the box with her toys and have her way with them. In the morning, the toys will be scattered everywhere. She also has a really tall kitty kondo that she loves, and a cardboard scratcher.

Zelda came to me with a bag of Meow Mix cat food, and I was told that she liked Fancy Feast. I gradually changed her food to Iams Healthy Adult. She also eats a variety of wet foods—from Fancy Feast to Weruva grain-free varieties. She also LOVES treats—all kinds.

Zelda loves to be brushed, and she loves to “help” you brush her. She also loves to play with the wand toy. She enjoys sitting in the window, sunbathing and watching all the birds outside. Zelda loves to be petted and loved. She is happy just to lay around with you.

Why is Zelda Being Rehomed?

Zelda came to me under tragic circumstances. Her human committed suicide, and Zelda and her two siblings were left without a mom and a home. The human’s family only wanted to take one of the three cats, so a family member contacted me and asked if I could help find homes for Zulu and Zelda. I was told that if I couldn’t help, the cats would be taken to a shelter. This would have been a death sentence for Zulu, and once I met Zelda, I realized it would be a death sentence for her too because she had a poor disposition. So I took them both. The deal I made with my live-in boyfriend was that we would take in these two cats with the express purpose of re-homing them.

Upon arrival at my house, Zelda was feisty, aggressive and angry and she lashed out at me several times. I took her to a vet who specializes in cats and he told me she had a severe UTI. He gave her pain medication, along with 30-day prescription s for antibioltics and Amitriptyline. After two weeks she was a completely different cat. She had become sweet and very loving. I gradually introduced her to my house cats and at first it seemed like they were mostly coexisting peacefully. Right up until the point when they weren’t. It eventually became physical and then hair really started flying. I separated them again and that is how they remain today. Zelda is locked up in the room with Zulu and she hates it. She wants to wander and be free and be with the humans.

Zelda’s Perfect Adoptive Home Will Be:

I am looking for an experienced cat parent. A person who has never had a cat and doesn’t understand cats will not be satisfied with Zelda. Zelda needs someone who will love her just as she is–warts and all. Every cat I’ve had has been a rescue. A few times I got really lucky and got some amazing cats. Some of my cats were just crazy and neurotic–and that was okay. I didn’t rescue them so they’d constantly amuse and delight me. I rescued them because they needed a home and I love cats and I knew that I could still appreciate them if I didn’t go into the situation with rigid expectations.

Zelda needs to be an indoor-only cat. She must never be declawed–it would ruin her spirit. I don’t think she would do well with dogs or small children. She could probably get along with other cats if her new human had the patience and the stomach to work through all the new “introduction” issues.
Zelda will be a wonderful companion for someone. She needs attention and affection, and does not like being alone all the time. Zelda’s new parent must be able to afford veterinary care and flea medicine. When I first took Zelda to the vet, the total bill was $300–and that was a heavily discounted rate. I have a terrible fear that Zelda will end up with someone who doesn’t pay attention to her and won’t recognize if she is sick and in pain. Instead of having her treated, they might get annoyed with her behavior and just punish her.

Additional Comments:

I would love to stay in touch with Zelda once she moves to her new home if her new humans don’t mind. I would want her new family to let me know if she needed anything. I feel responsible for Zelda and I have grown to love her. I care about her and want her to have everything she needs.

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