Monday, January 20, 2014

My trip to Kansas. Day Two: Part three #choosechestnut


So after going to see Santa, and visiting with friends, and then heading back to Amy's house and taking photos of the kitties, we then went into Amy's office and met her foster kitty Chestnut.


Chestnut was a stray, was adopted out and had hard time with that home and was returned to the shelter. She was traumatized by the whole thing. She also has a hard time communicating her emotional state, which very well could be because she is missing her tail. She is also missing her claws. As you can imagine this is a pretty bad place for a kitty to be in and she ended up biting. Amy was so kind to be willing to open up her home to a cat that has a history of biting. I have done it a few times, and it is taxing on you in trying to understand where a kitty is coming from and what their signals mean, because often they really do lack communication skills either from improper socialization as a kitten or because they simply no longer care after being taught that humans don't listen to them.

So Amy and I would sit in her room at night and just talk. We talked about her and cats in general and general life things. Simply being around her and asking nothing of her is a great start to helping her understand that not all humans are like those who she had dealt with in the past.

Chestnut is also a tortie / torbie mix.. she has a beautiful coat..


I was completely enamored with her.. However Chestnut seems to strongly prefer a male presents in her life. She would let me pat her, but after spending some time at Amy's house, she has fallen in love with Amy's husband and will snuggle right up to him.

As of the writing of this post, Chestnut is still up for adoption, she will need a home with someone who understands she has definite views on how life should be, aka she is full of tortitude,  and if there could be a man for her to fall in love with, she would really appreciate it.

15 comments:

  1. Chestnut is a gorgeous kitty - I love the colors of her coat. It takes longer for cats like her to find homes, but generally they are SO worth the wait.

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  2. Oh what a beautiful coat she has! I sure hope she finds the right home. It sounds like a male couple would be the perfect home for her--couple the men to love!

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  3. oooo - a girly cat looking for her own boys to love her!! she sure is a cutie :)

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  4. I hope she finds the right home/humans. She's had a rough start. I like Rene's idea, too.

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  5. She's an absolutely beautiful cat. I hope she finds the special forever home she deserves soon!

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  6. gorgeous fur.

    emma and buster

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  7. She's a beautiful girl, and seems to have had a rough go of it, poor thing. Purrs and paws crossed from the boys that she'll find a wonderful, understanding, patient forever home.

    Thanks for the comment re: one of the snapshots of Derry. I like that one too. For some reason it made me think of a child's excitement with the snow, of catching snowflakes on one's tongue.

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  8. Just caught up with the trip :) Mum goes a bit fangirly over Maxwell, Faraday and Allie!! So you are not alone! There is just the place for Chestnut, I feel it :) xx

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  9. That poor sweetie has sure had it rough and we hope the purrfect Cat Guy finds her soon!

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  10. What a sweetie! I hope a forever home comes soon!
    xo Catherine

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  11. She's gorgeous. Sounds like she needs a special home. We hope she finds one with her special cat-loving man soon.

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  12. Hang in there, Chestnut. Somewhere out there is a dude for you to live with and boss around.

    We're purrrrrrring for you.

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  13. What a sweet girl. Sounds like she needs some healing therapy and lots of love.

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  14. gorgeous girl,hope she gets her man soon,xx Rachel

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