Ever see a guard cat? Meet Gambit. He’s got an opening large enough to drive a truck through—literally—to keep free from intruders. Visitors from small animals to large people think twice before trying to walk past him at the Agway.
Of course, once you get to know him, you know his affection for everyone is as big is he is, him and his polydactyl paws. Well, maybe not so much with the small animals.
I love how some of these dark tabbies have that wonderful bloom of orange and red on their muzzle and on their nose.
Shortly after I had published my farewell article to Peaches, Karen Payne, fellow writer* and editor of the Cat Writer’s Association’s newsletter Meow, wrote me to send her condolences and tell me she was thinking of naming one of the kittens in a rescued litter after my Peaches.
“I’m thinking of naming a foster cat after Peaches—a very sweet little girl who needs a lovely name—would Peaches like that?” she wrote.
My Peaches’ original name was “Rosebud”, which she never answered to for me but seemed to really like when I gave her a new name, “Peaches”, so I think she’d love the idea of another rescued kitty adopting her name and finding a new life as she did. And I was thrilled to know there’d be another little Peaches out there named for my girl, a new life in the good hands of a foster mom.
Karen wrote to tell me a little more about their rescue and about Peaches’ littermates and their mom.
“Our little girl was in so much trouble, but then we found a way to get her family off the street and they are all doing so well. I use Reiki and Tellington TTouch to increase their trust—those things and patience usually work very quickly. Little Peaches, a pale orange/white, is the only girl—her brothers are (we think) Benjy (gray tabby), Toby (white/gray), and Tristan (Turkish van colors and long hair), and mom is calico Emma.”
They had developed a little eye infection so they needed to be treated before their modeling session, and in that time Karen got to know the sweet little family.
“It took a little time to get everything just right and give the kittens and mom a chance to adjust and be ready for their new homes. They are ready now—and they are a playful, sweet family, ready to make some people really happy.
“It’s unusual that the kittens are so playful and yet so willing to lap-sit—very endearing.
“Peaches is a leader in all their activities, and she was first to warm up to us and purr.”
Just like my girl, very decisive. Once her mind is made up there is no turning back and unfailingly sweet and friendly. As Karen wrote in a flyer about Peaches, “Peaches is a real peach, a very sweet and mellow kitten who loves to investigate new toys and also craves to find a welcoming lap and be petted; she’s shorthaired, pale orange-and-white with vivid gold eyes.”
Here are their descriptions, and if anyone is interested in adopting Peaches or any of the other kittens in the litter, “hurry to contact Cat Network mom Karen at 305-665-1639 (phone/fax/messages), 305-205-4646 (cell – not reliable for messages), firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Want a playful companion AND a contented lap kitty all in one? These kitten babies and mom are for you!
PEACHES is a beautiful peaches-and-cream color, and she has a mellow, sweet personality to match her delicious name. She’s always the first to check out a new toy, and she loves to chase strings and feathers. But she’s also first to give her affection; she’s a loving kitten. Peaches was rescued with mom Emma and sibs from a 12-inch space between fences where they were abandoned.
The kittens were born August 15, 2010. All the kittens are healthy, purring babies, ready to bring you joy. All of them (and mom Emma too) love to be petted, and all love to play and chase toys. You can pass many happy hours with a kitten snoozing contentedly on your lap while you meditate or watch TV.
Peaches will touch your heart with her sweet ways; she’s 11 weeks old, with vet work done, ready for love – everything you could want in a pet. To adopt, contact Karen P at 305-665-1639 or via email.
ALL – affectionate, playful sweethearts. Tested, dewormed, shots, neuter-spay included, healthy. Mellow, yet fun-loving…. Kittens 11 weeks, Emma 10 months old.
TRISTAN – semi-longhaired with green eyes and Turkish Van markings (white coat with brown color on ears and tail), very relaxed and happy, a lover
PEACHES – white and pale orange with deep golden eyes, first to investigate anything new, mellow and sweet, a real peach
TOBY – white and gray with green eyes and bandit markings, the baby of the family and mom cat’s favorite, gentle and loving, a little doll
BENJY – light gray with gray eyes, adventurous, sweet, outgoing, great sense of humor, determined to make you smile, a heart winner
EMMA – beautiful petite young calico mom, smart, loving, sensuous, adores purring while you pet her, a true treasure
About Karen Payne and Princess Kitty
Princess Kitty was Karen’s very talented cat who actually became quite famous for her ability to learn tricks and to perform, appearing in her own performances and in television programs.
According to Karen’s Princess Kitty website, she was “the most highly trained cat who ever lived. Easily able to do more than 100 tricks on command, Princess Kitty has delighted audiences around the world through her television, movie and commercial appearances. Her charitable, live performances have brought joy and magic to more than 20,000 children in schools and hospitals nationwide.”