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Our featured cat for The River's Purrfect Friday: Tattle Tail


Here's what Dr. Jen had to say about Tattle Tail:

In mid October, 2012 Andy Englund, a resident of the Garfield Park neighborhood, contacted his friend (and my co-worker) Shantel Hesser, as he had rescued a cat in need. Seems that Andy had seen this cute little classic tabby mama and what turned out to be her young son hanging around the park for a few weeks, but when the weather turned cold and rainy, mom got smart and decided to take up residence on Andy's porch. Unable to locate her offspring, he took advantage of her plea for help and scooped her up., and on October 18th delivered her to the clinic. Happy as a clam to be indoors, dry and well-fed, this sassy little lady (born in April of 2011 I think) was sporting half a tail and a whole lotta attitude:) Somehow her tail was not only traumatically amputated at some point prior to her rescue, but the remaining portion is twisted and a bit crispy. No matter, it doesn't bother her in the least and actually makes her look even more adorable!
Now, she was eager stake her claim at Crash's, but we were all worried about her youngster. Luckily, being alone, cold and hungry once again worked to Andy's benefit, as 4 days later he was able to catch and carry her timid tot, a son who was born in July of 2012) to the clinic as well. Terrified of his own shadow, her baby boy needed his mama, but sadly too much time had passed for her to welcome him back with open paws; he tried nuzzling and snuggling and Miss Independent wanted nothing to do with him anymore. Sad but true; once baby bird had left the nest mama bird had other things to do; we don't blame her for her indifference, as that it how it goes. But our friend Patti Feeback offered to foster little Dawson until he gained some much needed confidence, giving Tattletail a break from her matronly duties. In Patti's care, Dawson became a wee bit more daring, thanks to the kindness of his adopted Uncles Larry and Doug (both cats) and upon his return to us after turkey day, he was more confident.
Confidence has never been a issue with our girl who goes like gang-busters, so while Dawson was starting to come into his own Tattletail was busy bossing around the wrong cat at the shelter, and ended up back at the clinic with a nasty bite wound. However, that didn't phase her much, and within days she was back to her exuberant, bouncy, bold and beautiful self. Hey, this gal had to be tough to survive on her own with a wee-one in tow for who knows how long, so we gotta give her a bit of leeway with her attitude. At only 8 pounds, she is a little spitfire with spunk, determination and an energy that is beyond compare. We love her sassy little self to pieces and can't wait to find her a home where she can be at large and in charge! now don't get me wrong - TT can be downright sweet...when she wants to be; she is just busy doing stuff and things!

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Since opening in Oct. 2002
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