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Peaches Domestic Short Hair Milwaukee, WI
- Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered, declawed.
- Prefers a home without
- Other cats, dogs, children.
Meet precious Peaches (or "Peachy" as her friends call her)! Peaches is an 8 year old calico domestic short hair Milwaukee Pets Alive (MPA) rescued from Milwaukee Animal Control. Peaches’ cuteness meter is off the charts! We call her our “little red head” as she has a patch of orange fur on her head where humans have hair on theirs. She has gorgeous pale green eyes. Peaches is often seen with her mouth slightly open so you can see her tiny front teeth, sometimes accompanied by her tongue sticking out just a little. She’ll do this when she’s laying on her back, fully immersed in and enjoying a good cat nap or when she’s upside down, rolling around in delight because she’s so happy to be in the company of her favorite humans!
Peaches originally came to us at 1 year old as a young mother cat with a 3 week old kitten. Once her kitten was old enough to find her forever home, it was time for Peaches to find the same – and we thought she did. After being adopted 5 YEARS AGO, we received a call that her adopter didn’t want her anymore and Peaches was returned to us through no fault of her own. We went to pick her up and little Peaches, bright-eyed and happy, rubbed up against our volunteer, nudging her hand for head rubs, none the wiser that that day, the human she gave all of her heart and love to for the past 5 years was done with her. Or maybe she did know. Maybe the excitement our volunteer shared with Peaches when she saw her, the sweet words she spoke to her, and the affection she returned, Peaches knew where she’ll always be loved and she'd get the chance to find an adopter who would appreciate her for the extraordinary friend and companion she is.
MPA’s rescued animals don’t live in cages while they await adoption – they live in foster homes as loved members of a family, and are loved by every member of the MPA family who play a part in their rescue and care who always will love them. That love doesn’t stop once they are adopted. We trust our adopters with our animals’ hearts and with the humans’ hearts that love them. We trusted 5 years ago and Peaches’, and our, trust was broken. We clearly got it wrong back then, but our village is here to ensure we get it right now for Peaches and all that adore her.
“Best friend” and “loyal companion” is how those that know Peaches describe her. She’s so sweet and affectionate – all she wants is to be with her human(s) – which when you spend time with her and see that, makes what she has gone through by the person she trusted and loved unconditionally all the more heartbreaking. Peaches loves people and gets so excited when her foster mom is with her or when our volunteer comes to visit. She lets you know how happy she is that you are there by rubbing against you, pushing her head into you, purring the entire time, and “singing” and “talking” for several minutes upon your arrival. If you’ve been resting, when you and Peaches get up, she’ll go through this entire process again, showing her appreciation to have you with her. Peaches will follow you from room to room, trotting close behind you – she just wants to be with her person(s) – and it will melt your heart! She really knows how to make a human feel loved and important!
We can’t emphasize enough what a treasure Peaches is! Her friendship is something we humans search to find in our own species but rarely do so to call Peaches a friend is a real gift. It doesn’t matter what you’re doing together, she’s content just being with you. Doing housework, on your phone, reading, or watching TV or a movie – Peaches will be there with you, enjoying your company, and all her humans can attest, we enjoy and look forward to being in HER company! Hanging out with you makes her so happy!
While Peaches isn’t a lap cat, she likes to cuddle when you’re sitting or lying down. She'll immediately plop down next to you and has to be touching you somewhere! She will also sit in between your legs (we call her an in-between-lap cat)! She has a seemingly endless variety of sleeping poses: on her back, mouth slightly open; head on your outstretched arm; her legs sprawled over any place on your body as if you are her personal ottoman (see photo); “spooning” (she’s the little spoon); above your head in your hair; or resting her head on your leg while you read a book. Your intent may be to lay down to take a nap, but you may find yourself staying awake just to watch how cutely she sleeps and dreams.
Peaches is funny and silly, too! Our volunteer was surfing the internet on her phone, and Peaches laid down beside her, looking into the small phone screen with her. She laughed (because can Peaches get any more adorable?) and looked back and Peaches was laying with her back legs sprawled out like a frog! She said it reminded her of 2 girlfriends pouring over the pages of the latest gossip magazine because then again, that’s what best friends do.
The cuteness doesn’t stop there! Foster mom says that Peaches will sleep next to her on a pillow at night but sometimes when she wakes up, Peaches isn’t there beside her. That’s because Peaches is very busy at night…bringing foster mom “gifts” by collecting all her small toys from other rooms and leaving them at the foot of her bed!
Peaches’ is very playful and her favorite toys are wand toys - actually, she loves the "stick" end of the toy that her humans make "pop out" from under her cat cube, etc. for her to pounce on. Recently, Peaches has been into foam balls and wants someone who will toss them for her to chase and spike! She needs a human who can get on the floor with her to play her favorite way for at least 30 minutes a day. She's fun to play with - you'll have as much fun as she does!
When Peaches’ person(s) leaves the home, or is somewhere in the house where she cannot be by them, she will start to cry (sometimes mournfully!). Many cats do this (though their people aren’t always aware of it after they depart and close the door) because cats are very attached to the people they love, and Peaches being so people-oriented, that is definitely the case. She will usually quiet down after a few minutes, but Peaches’ person(s) should appreciate a talkative feline who likes to express herself through vocalizations. Peaches loves people so much, that if you’re relaxing and you start getting up to leave or put your shoes on to go, she may drape herself across your legs (or your shoe!) - she wants you to stay! After such an endearing display, you may just stay home a little longer.
Peaches enjoys gentle pets on her head, cheeks, neck, and shoulders, but doesn’t care for being pet on her back and lower half. She can get over-stimulated but like all animals, is always “speaking” to us in her species-specific language and communicating her feelings, likes, and dislikes. To cats that get over-stimulated, touch can feel painful to them. Peaches will vocalize when she is being pet (if she doesn’t want to be) and sometimes her skin will “crawl” or tense up when she’s not enjoying the touch or has had too much. Peaches is very expressive using body language (especially her ears and tail) to communicate when she’s not in the mood for touch. She will nudge you with her head when she does want to be pet and is very good at “self-petting.” It’s our duty when given the great privilege of sharing our world with an animal companion to learn that species’ “language” and respect what they are telling us. Peaches needs a mom and/or dad who will be attentive to, and respectful of, her communications indicating when she wants petting, or not, and will follow her lead because she does such a great job of communicating her desires. As such, Peaches seeks an adult-only home. The ideal family for Peaches is one with someone or someones who aren't going to have kids or whose children are grown and out of the home.
Peaches gets stressed and upset by other animals. She loves people and wants and needs to be the only animal in the home where she can be the center of your attention!
Change is hard on all animals, and Peaches has been through a lot. Therefore, Peaches is looking for a stable home environment with a person or persons who are established in their life and residence.
Peaches’ favorite thing in the world is to spend time with her human(s), so she’s looking for someone(s) who wants to spend time with her, too, who recognizes how lucky they are to have such a loving, faithful friend. Someone who is rarely home outside of work would not be the best match for Peaches. Someone(s) who enjoy spending time at home would be purrfect for Peaches!
It feels wonderful to be adored by such a darling, kind, and devoted being. Peaches is a little doll, an amazing soul, the best sidekick a human could have - and our family - and everyone at MPA wants her to have her own mom and/or dad who understands what family really means. We love Peaches so much. Will you love her, too, as her forever mom and/or dad?
Companion animals are family. They're not less than or any different from human family members and should be regarded as such. Family is forever - through ups and downs, sickness and health, better or worse, richer or poorer, highs and lows - come what may. You never give up on or abandon family. We seek those adopters who share the same philosophy and feel the same way about these most incredible beings. If you live in the Milwaukee Metro Area and have what Peaches is looking for in her forever home and will promise to love her always, contact us and tell us about yourself and what you can provide for Peaches. Let's show Peaches what a real forever family looks like - the kind she deserved all along. Peaches' adoption fee is $70. She's spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped.
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- Domestic Short Hair
Milwaukee Pets Alive