Sunday, December 18, 2011
A Home for Monroe
The Trimbles were very shy kittens when they moved in with us, and we've worked very hard with them trying to cure them of this behavior. Willard and Bess are doing well, but Monroe just isn't 100% there. He's made a tremendous amount of progress during his stay, but still has his scaredy-cat ways.
At times, he seems completely fine and acts like your typical squirrelly kitten. He's very comfortable when he's in the guest room. It's his space, and he feels secure there.
He likes being up high on things, and is at ease on top of the bed. When he's there, he's happy to receive love and pets and happy to show his affection in return. He's quite cuddly when he feels safe and comfortable.
He's less comfortable in open spaces, like the living and dining room, and if you walk into those rooms and he's playing on the floor, he'll dash under the couch or table.
If he's on the back of a chair or on the couch, you can come right up to him, and he won't retreat. If you're sitting on the couch, he'll join you there for a cuddle.
He's kind of complex, but I think we've figured his patterns out.
I know when he leaves our nest, there will be a big adjustment period for Monroe. We really need to find an adopter that is patient, calm and loving and willing to see him through this phase. The ideal home for him would be a quieter one. I feel one without small children would be best. I think he would enjoy the company of either an adult cat (he adores Charlene) or another kitten.
He's a fabulous little fellow, and worth the wait to get to know.
With all of our kittens, it's important that they're placed in a home that suits them best. Because he's such a sensitive little lad, it's extra, extra important for him.
So, if you're in the Seattle/Tacoma area and feel you might be a good match for Monroe, please send an email of introduction to kittywrangler(at)gmail(dot)com Or, if you can think of someone awesome, please send them our way.
Thanks for your help, friends.