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KaiCat

Domestic Short Hair / Mixed (short coat)

Details about KaiCat

  • ID C220667
  • Adoption Fee: $200
  • Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Mixed (short coat)
  • Gender: Male
  • Coat Length: Short
  • Current Weight: 0.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 8/15/2021
  • Declawed: No
  • Is Sight Impaired

KaiCat's Compatibility Attributes

  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: Yes
  • Good with Kids: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Good for Apartment Living: Yes

KaiCat's Personality and Behavioral Qualities

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
Other Traits:
    Lap pet, Playful, Affectionate, Gentle, Plays with Toys

Are you looking for a one-eyed cat who acts like a puppy?  If so, you found me!  My name is KaiCat and I am friendly, fun and unique. Like most dogs, I love to play with toys, I play fetch, and I get the zoomies.  Give me a wad of paper and I will play ‘soccer’ for a long time.  When I tire of that, I will go find a squiggle toy and carry it around until someone will play fetch with me.  And when I tire of that, I will invite myself to lay on your lap or sit on your shoulder for snuggles and pets.  If you are not down with that, I might just lay on top of the coffee table or your desk or anywhere else that you cannot ignore me. I am very, very lovable and I have a ton of love to give!  I would do best in a home with people who have time to hang out with me or even another playful cat or dog to be my buddy.

I am just one year old and had a less-than-ideal start to life.  I was removed from a hoarding situation where I lived with 70+ other cats.  Life was crowded and messy and I had minimal human interaction. Boy oh boy am I absolutely loving life in my foster home.  I am here with 3 ‘siblings’ – Maya, Embla and Freya – and being with them has made all of the changes much easier.

What makes me extra special is my eyes. You may notice from my pictures I am missing one eye and have some scarring on my existing eye. The vet says I am not uncomfortable at this time and my vision out of my right eye is just fine!  The vet sealed up my left eye opening; the scar is healing as expected and my fur in that area is growing back.  They do not think I need any follow up care at this time, but my potential adopter should note future care may be needed and annual visits with my adopters veterinarian are recommended. 

Because of my vision limitations, I use my other senses more – especially smell.  When I encounter a new person or place, I do a lot of sniffing around (like many dogs do).  Once I give you a big sniff and determine I like you, then I move in for the leg rubs in hopes of petting and snuggling.  I have met tall people (adults) and small people (kids) and like them all – once they let me sniff them. My hearing is also super sharp – every time my foster family comes near my room, I run over to the door and am waiting for them to open it.  Once a door opens, I am likely to follow you around until you have a chance to play or pet or snuggle with me.  Did I mention that I have a lot of love to give?? 

  Between bouts of playing, I am super chill.  I will always accept an invite to snuggle on a lap (after I sniff your head and face) and the slightest petting will be rewarded with very loud purring.  At first, when I want my foster mom to pet or play more, I ‘head butt’ her hand and occasionally follow it up with a little ‘love bite’. I am always very gentle but am learning that I cannot do that. 

I am perfectly and completely domesticated - I use the litter box and scratching posts the way I am supposed to and I am not at all picky about food. I have not been around dogs but suspect that with slow introductions, we would be fine.  I would do best in a home where the people and animals respect that since I cannot see on one side, sudden movements could frighten me. 

I hope this finds you well and gives you a full picture of who I am.  My life didn’t start so great but things are definitely looking up.  I promise to be your bestest friend ever if you will let me!  Love - Kai

 (I am currently living in Minneapolis; my foster family and I welcome visits from potential adopters). most dogs, I love to play with toys, I play fetch, and I get the zoomies.  Give me a wad of paper and I will play ‘soccer’ for a long time.  When I tire of that, I will go find a squiggle toy and carry it around until someone will play fetch with me.  And when I tire of that, I will invite myself to lay on your lap or sit on your shoulder for snuggles and pets.  If you are not down with that.  I might just lay on top of the coffee table or you desk or anywhere else that you cannot ignore me. I am very, very lovable and I have a ton of love to give!  I would do best in a home with people who have time to hang out with me or even another playful cat or dog to be my buddy.

I am just one year old and had a less-than-ideal start to life.  I was removed from a hoarding situation where I lived with 70+ other cats.  Life was crowded and messy and I had minimal human interaction. Boy oh boy am I absolutely loving life in my foster home.  I am here with 3 ‘siblings’ – Maya, Embla and Freya – and being with them has made all of the changes much easier.
What makes me extra special is my eyes. You may notice from my pictures I am missing one eye and have some scarring on my existing eye. The vet says I am not uncomfortable at this time and my vision out of my right eye is just fine!  The vet sealed up my left eye opening; the scar is healing as expected and my fur in that area is growing back.  They do not think I need any follow up care at this time, but my potential adopter should note future care may be needed and annual visits with my adopters veterinarian are recommended.
Because of my vision limitations, I use my other senses more – especially smell.  When I encounter a new person or place, I do a lot of sniffing around (like many dogs do).  Once I give you a big sniff and determine I like you, then I move in for the leg rubs in hopes of petting and snuggling.  I have met tall people (adults) and small people (kids) and like them all – once they let me sniff them. My hearing is also super sharp – every time my foster family comes near my room, I run over to the door and am waiting for them to open it.  Once a door opens, I am likely to follow you around until you have a chance to play or pet or snuggle with me.  Did I mention that I have a lot of love to give?? 

  Between bouts of playing, I am super chill.  I will always accept an invite to snuggle on a lap (after I sniff your head and face) and the slightest petting will be rewarded with very loud purring.  At first, when I want my foster mom to pet or play more, I ‘head butt’ her hand and occasionally follow it up with a little ‘love bite’. I am always very gentle but am learning that I cannot do that. 

I am perfectly and completely domesticated - I use the litter box and scratching posts the way I am supposed to and I am not at all picky about food. I have not been around dogs but suspect that with slow introductions, we would be fine.  I would do best in a home where the people and animals respect that since I cannot see on one side, sudden movements could frighten me. 

I hope this finds you well and gives you a full picture of who I am.  My life didn’t start so great but things are definitely looking up.  I promise to be your bestest friend ever if you will let me!  Love - Kai

 (I am currently living in Minneapolis; my foster family and I welcome visits from potential adopters). 

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