Sweet, Cautious, Calm
It took Smellerbee a while in her foster home, but she has officially decided that being pet is a good thing - and will approach her foster mom for pets, purring and doing the "elevator butt" thing! Sitting on the sofa has become a cat magnet for Smellerbee; she will rub on your legs, chirping for attention. Eventually she will jump onto the sofa, lay next to her foster mom's legs, and take a nap! (And you'll know you've unlocked the Master Level with Smellerbee when she finally jumps up onto your bed!) So to say this cautious girl knows how to relax is the absolute truth.
Side note: Smellerbee does not like chin scratches. Avoid the chin!
Smellerbee can be prone to overstimulation, though the more relaxed and trusting she becomes the less it happens. She would be best in a home with adults, young adults, and older children who can read cat body language and respect her boundaries.
Smellerbee had a rough start in life - though she is still young, she had one eye removed and all of her teeth. But she's recovered beautifully and feels soooo much better - she can still eat wet and dry food, which she does with gusto. She is very quiet most of the time, except when it's time to eat - and then she lets out a very polite, almost-whispery meow.
Smellerbee's foster mom recently dog-sat for a large dog; he lived with them for a week. Smellerbee spent the first day hiding out in the bathroom, but then she slowly came out. By the fourth day they were eating in the kitchen at the same time! This dog was calm and he mostly ignored Smellerbee, which was fine with her, and might be how she prefers her canines: chill and pays no attention to her!
Smellerbee will need kind, patient, and cat-experienced people to give her time to get used to them and her new environment. She will appreciate some private places to hide until she decides it's safe. Smellerbee is a character, and will make a great companion! Contact us today to arrange a meet & greet.
Smellerbee has tested positive for Feline Leukemia. FeLV is not a type of cancer. It's a virus that causes a weaker immune system and often a shorter life-span. For the most part, 'FeLVies' are just like any other cat. APA! waives the adoption fees of these cats, and provides FeLV-related treatment and support post-adoption. Smellerbee can only live with other FeLV+ cats, but dogs and other animals are just fine! Any questions? We'd love to talk with you about FeLV care.
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 Smellerbee, please email [email protected]