Adorable, Cuddly, Playful
One look at Jamie High Kicks' angelic little face and you'll fall hopelessly in love! This little guy has FLOOF FOR DAYS and the greatest sugar-and-spice personality. He's mostly sugar, but has just enough sass to be hilarious. When he gets excited or worked up about something, he thumps his little back legs like an irate bunny!
Know how he got his name? Because when you pick him up, he does little high kicks with his legs!! Definitely at least a 98 on the Cute-O-Meter!
Speaking of legs, Jamie's back legs don't work too well. He came to us with a broken spine which has now healed as much as it can. He can stand up if he's on a grippy surface like a rubber mat, but otherwise he just scoots around. He has no trouble at all getting around and playing on a smooth floor. And you'll never need to worry that he'll leap up onto tables or countertops!
Jamie's foster mom set him up with a ferret litter box, which is much lower in the front than a cat litter box. This makes it easier for Jamie to get into and out of the box; however, he can drag his hind end through his business on the way out of the box, which leaves him with a wet, dirty butt. The good news is that he loves his daily butt baths and getting brushed afterwards! It's essential that his adopter keep him clean and brushed, so that he doesn't get urine scalds and terrible mats on his hind end. Those are painful and can cause skin infection.
Jamie needs to have an inexpensive medicine mixed into his food twice a day to help him regulate his bladder. However, his loving adopter will need to learn how to check his bladder and manually express it if he needs it. ("Manually express" means to gently press on his bladder to help him go.)
Jamie's foster mom will be happy to show his adopter how to give him his butt baths and medication, and how to check the size of his bladder to make sure he's fully expressing it on his own. It's easier than you may think!
In a previous life Jamie was overfed junk food and as a result gained too much weight. The extra weight is bad for his health and makes his mobility issues more difficult. He's now on a safe and slow-reducing diet, and his adopter will need to make sure he sticks to that!
Jamie needs a special angel as his adopter; one who is willing and able to give him the extra care he needs. But boy is he worth it! This little cloud of angel-soft sweetness will inspire you with his zest for life! He doesn't let his condition dampen his love for playing. He especially loves any toy he can grab and chomp. He'll go after wand toys, and he loves catnip toys. He's still a young boy!
And when he's done playing, he loves nothing more than to curl up in your lap for a nap. He also loves to tell you all about his day. He has a lot to say, but he's also good about using his soft "inside" voice.
Jamie has been exposed to the adult cats in his foster home and seems a bit afraid of them, but that could be simply because he's afraid of not being able to move out of their way in time. He may well be fine with cats, given a proper introduction. He has heard the foster's dog bark from a distance and didn't react negatively. Given his condition, he should not go to a home with young children or large rambunctious pets. He also does much better on smooth floors - carpets make it harder for him to get around.
If you'd like to be Jamie's special angel, contact us today to arrange a meet-and-greet! Jamie would like to be your special angel, too.
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 Jamie High Kicks, please email [email protected]