Friendly, Energetic, Curious
Be prepared to be smitten! Smitten Mittens has a lot of energy and loves to play. Wave a wand toy around and he will jump and catch it in mid-air. Playing with you might be his favorite thing to do, but he can entertain himself with a catnip toy or silvervine stick. None of those around? No problem! Smitten will get his zoomies on and rocket around the house.
While Smitten is not yet a snuggly cat, he likes to hang around wherever you are. He enjoys attention but doesn't require constant pets or to be picked up and held; in fact, he might move to another room if he feels like there are *too* many pets going on! He prefers to chat or play with you, as well as to curl up by your legs at night. He has a variety of meow sounds depending on the circumstance (hello!; is dinner ready?; let's play!), and gets quite purry when he is excited.
Smitten is a confident, energetic, and smart guy! We think he's the kind of cat who could learn to give a high-five, which he is practicing in his foster home right now. He might be able to learn other "tricks", given the proper motivation: treats as a reward! His clever and boundless curiosity might lead him to munch on house plants and investigate any open cabinet or door, so make sure to kitty-proof the house to keep him safe.
Windows are on Smitten's Top 5 List of Favorite Things! He spends a lot of time exploring and moving from window to window for the most exciting view at any given time. A home with lots of window views is a plus! And an active home with people who will play with him is at the top of that list. Smitten is a fun, active, and lively cat; contact us today to arrange a meet & greet!
Smitten Mittens 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. Smitten Mittens 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 Smitten Mittens, please email [email protected]