|Looks Like:||Domestic Shorthair|
|Current Weight:||9.4 pounds|
|Date of Birth:||2002-05-24|
|Age:||15 years, 7 months|
Munchkin is content to lie as close to you as humanly (or felinely) possible and napping for a good long time, while reserving the right to be lovingly stroked and/or brushed, also for a good long time. She loves to be petted for as long as your hand can last (she always wins that game), and will purrrrrrr to let you know you're doing it "right". She will even lick your hand a little, grooming you as a reward for giving her pets. She is a beautiful, soft, fluffy, cuddly brown tortie, so petting her is a reward in itself.
While some cats like to be busy exploring, playing, chasing, leaping, etc., that best describes Munchkin's past rather than her present. She's probably had enough fun, chased enough jingly balls and leapt upon enough devious laser dots to last a lifetime. Fifteen years, to be exact. She's earned a rest.
Being the mild-mannered sweetheart that she is, Munchkin doesn't much care for excitable cats or dogs, and children would likely overwhelm her. Munchkin is looking to be the only pet in a quiet home where she can be doted on as she deserves!
Previous to her stay with APA!, Munchkin's front paws had been declawed. As a result of this, she must remain an indoor cat. Munchkin does have some arthritis in her spine, which can cause discomfort and difficulty getting around, but she's now on medication for it and is feeling better. When she's in pain, she occasionally will let you know by relieving herself outside of her litterbox or on her bed. So, a little extra clean up is needed now and then. Having limited forms of communication doesn't leave many options when it comes to letting your humans know that you're hurting. She is showing some signs of early-stage kidney issues, but with a proper diet and treatment, she may well have years of cuddling left! Hey, we all get a little creaky as we get older, but we also start to realize there's nothing better than loving and being loved! And loving you is just what Munchkin wants to spend her life doing!
All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team.
For further information or to meet Munchkin, please email us at [email protected]