Please join to meet and greet our latest Star Kit, Tribble. She is A 5 year old DSH from Stillwater, OK.
If you ever wanted the purrfect cat, imagining all the features that would make a cat purrfect, odds are Tribble is the cat you were thinking about. I first met Tribble when she was living in the parking lot of a local store, begging food from passing strangers. She was oh-so-polite about it, and (being about 3.5 months old) very successful at tugging on heart-strings. But, she wasn’t at all eager to be touched. I talked to the clerks at the store and the manager at a neighboring store, and learned that she had been there for about a month. As the lot was right next to the busiest intersection in the area, this was not a safe place for a kitten. So, I spent the next three weeks making nightly visits, slowly convincing her that (1) I was trustworthy and (2) should actually be allowed to pet her. Eventually I earned enough trust to not only pet her but be allowed to pick her up and sweep her off to her furever home.
Now, what makes Tribble so purrfect? Fur is one factor. As you can see, she has long fur even though she is technically a DSH. She is the blackest black cat I’ve ever had with nary a single white hair to be found. Even at five years old her fur is as soft as any kitten’s fur. The surprising thing isn’t how soft it is but that it does not mat or tangle at all, no matter how wet she gets — which is something I have never seen in a long-haired cat before. Next, she is exceptionally quiet and gentle. Her loudest yowl is about like other cats’ meeker meows. When she plays, even if she bats at me or her fur-sister Sweet Pea, not a claw makes its presence felt, giving only soft pats. She has been very good with other rescues, not getting upset or being standoffish about “guests” at all.
Tribble has her problems, unfortunately. Her vet found that at some point early in her life she was hit rather hard by something, herniating some of her bowels through her diaphragm. So, she remains fully female as I save for the surgery that must eventually come.
Medical problems or not, she is very active at a romping, stomping six pounds and two ounces. She takes her laundry responsibilities very seriously (as you can see here and in the story about Squirrel, one of the rescues mentioned above), defends the home against all manner of bugs and spiders at need, cuddles any and all on request.