Our featured cat for The River's Purrfect Friday: Mamacita
Here's what Dr. Jen had to say about Mamacita:
When Heaven Can Wait cat rescue in Muskegon took in sweet little Mamacita in May of 2010, she was towing behind her a litter of four. FIV positive, she passed on the antibodies, NOT the actual FIV virus to her kittens, so they couldn't stay together, as HCW had no means of providing long-term shelter for her, but could adopt out the kittens once the viral antibodies cleared their immune systems. So, on July 9th of that year, we took the darling, sassy little 8-pounder into our Sanctuary.
Little Miss Thang waltzed on into our place like she darn near owned it - too funny! Born in January of 2009, she has all the confidence of a much older, much bigger kitty. In fact, our resident bad boy Dizzy was just so enamored of her, he was one of the first to attempt to make friends, but Mamacita wasn't having any of it. He would gently and quietly approach her, ever so calmly put his nose forward to timidly sniff her, and what would she do but turn around and slap the snot right out of him! And did he learn? Of course not; this process repeated itself many times over the first few days of her residency at Big Sid's. We all are tickled so much when we see her bat him away; batting her eyelashes would be more up Dizzy's alley, but I guess it ain't gonna happen!
So Mamacita has claimed her spot on top of the pecking order, at least where gregarious males are concerned (I think she had enough of male attention when she was living outdoors - look where that got her:). She adores human companionship though, and just loves belly rubs and head scratches. And it isn't that she doesn't like other cats, she just doesn't want them in her face, know what I mean?
When she came in, she was shedding this dark brown undercoat in splotchy chunks, so she looked quite odd, but now that her glossy, glamorous black coat is coming in, she is all decked out!
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