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Rikki Domestic Medium Hair Norwalk, CT
- Black & White / Tuxedo
- Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
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Well. My name wasn’t always Rikki. It used to be “Richards Ave 2015-2”. You might be asking yourself “Who would ever give such a weird name to a cat?”. You see I was born outside to a feral (wild) mom cat & the very nice lady who feeds us & makes sure we have shelter, works with a lady from PAWS & together they trap & get all of us wild kitties spayed or neutered so there aren’t just more & more kittens born.
I was the second cat trapped in 2015 from Richards Ave so that how I got my name of Richards Ave 2015-2. I was pretty wild & scared when they trapped me and the plan was that I would get spayed, get a vet check and my rabies shot and after I recovered, I would be released back to my colony to live with my friends.
My foster home spoken very kindly to me and always made sure I had plenty of food and fresh water. She tried to pet me but I didn’t want any part of that so she would tell me not to be scared and that I could go back to my colony in a few days.
I was recovering from my surgery but after a few days I started to not feel so well but I was very scared being indoors & I didn’t want to let on to my foster home that I didn’t feel good. Out in the wild you NEVER let anyone know you don’t feel good.
Then one night when my foster mom got home from work and she came in to check on me I couldn’t hold it in any longer and I started meowing like my life depended on it because it turns out my life did depend on my telling her something was wrong. Foster mom knew something was wrong because I NEVER meowed to her and when she reached into my pen she was easily able to pet me & pick me up which is something us wild kitties REALLY don’t allow.
So, off to the vet we went and the vet discovered that I was indeed very sick and suffering from a very serious infection resulting from a surgical complication. Had I not told my foster mom that I was sick, she would have released me & I likely wouldn’t haven’t made it more than a few days.
The vet started me on IV anti-biotics and I was kept at the vet’s office with a big note on my cage that said “Caution – Feral” but after a few days of being shown so much love and compassion by the vets and my foster mom who came to visit, it became clear to me that living with people was a much better life. I was still nervous but as I went through my treatment & started to feel better I tried to show my appreciation by purring as loudly as I could every time someone came to check on me.
I came back to my foster home to complete my recovery and every day life has gotten better & better! I’m fully recovered from the infection that almost killed me, I’ve put back on the weight I had lost and my tummy fur is growing back in!
Every night my foster mom makes sure to spend lots of time with me. I especially enjoy hanging out on the couch watching a movie where I can stretch out & make “air muffins” while she rubs my belly. Air muffins are like making regular muffins except you have your paws in the air!
I LOVE snuggling & belly rubs, playing with string toys & just chilling. Pick me up and I instantly start purring and giving kisses & head butts. And did I mention that I have THE SOFTEST fur you'll ever pet?!
I’m very comfortable at my foster mom’s house but when I go into my forever home it will likely be a bit overwhelming for me at first with all the new sights, sounds and maybe other cats. So, it would be best if I stayed in one room at first until I am comfortable there and then slowly given full run of the house. Having come from a colony, I like other cats. I am not a picky eater and I use my litterbox perfectly.
I have been spayed, have tested negative for Fiv/Felv, have my vaccines and have been microchipped. I’m about 6 or 7 months old as of the end of Dec 2015. All I need is someone to share my love with!
That’s my story. It started out a bit sad, then went through a rough patch but because a couple of nice ladies cared enough about me, I have a chance at a MUCH better life!
Could you open your home and your heart to me? With a little extra time, patience and love I will repay your kindness a million times over. Promise!
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