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Russian Blue / Tabby / Mixed (short coat)

Details about Bootsie

  • ID C231016
  • Adoption Fee: $225
  • Breed: Russian Blue / Tabby / Mixed (short coat)
  • Gender: Male
  • Coat Length: Short
  • Grooming Needs: Moderate
  • Current Weight: 0.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 7/24/2023
  • Fence Requirement: Not Required
  • Declawed: No

Bootsie's Compatibility Attributes

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

Bootsie's Personality and Behavioral Qualities

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
  • Likes to Vocalize: Quiet
  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
Other Traits:
    Lap pet, Playful, Eager to Please, Intelligent, Goofy, Plays with Toys

Hi, my name is Bootsie! My mom was a stray cat who raised me in the woods until I was 4 weeks old when the neighbor lady captured my brother Glacier and I, along with my mom Isla. 

It's a very long story, but the short version is our mom learned to trust and really like the neighbor lady because she would feed her. She would come back and take care of us in the woods after she got her breakfast and dinner on the front steps. We were actually born under a log! We lived there for a couple of weeks until the neighbor lady spotted us (see pic), then Mom took us on vacation to stay in the raspberry bushes even further out in the woods. One day, the neighbor lady bought an apple air tag cat collar, put it on our mom during her dinner, quietly followed her back to the woods, and tracked her location. She knew us kittens lived somewhere out there!  The next thing we knew, we were captured, brought into a house, and finally safe.  We no longer had to worry about predators and the weather! 

For the last 4 weeks, we have been learning to be inside companion kittens instead of wild woods kittens. We have really started to love humans and love playing with them.

I am the more outgoing brother and usually check out the surroundings and new toys for my brother and me (he is kind of bashful), and I like to be a good big brother. It would be super great if you'd consider adopting Glacier, too!

Bootsie was a stray. If you are interested in getting to know this animal better, please fill out an adoption application. An adoption application is the best way to show your interest in an animal and is not a binding contract.

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If you'd like to donate towards this pet's care, you can donate to our Animal Care Fund.   Our Animal Care Fund supports the medical and veterinary needs for all Ruff Start Rescue animals. You'll be able to enter this pet's name on the second page of the donation form.

Want to adopt a kitten? We highly recommend you consider bringing home two instead of one! Adopting kittens in pairs has been proven to be beneficial for cats’ emotional and behavioral well-being and greatly improves the likelihood of long-term adopter happiness as a result. Adopting more than one kitten also reduces the risk of “Single Kitten Syndrome” (also known as Tarzan Syndrome), a symptom of under-socialization during a kitten’s most formative weeks. Kittens who are under-socialized may develop aggressive tendencies toward both other animals and humans as they grow, creating lifelong behavioral issues for owners.