He is a slim, shy, 4 year old kitty who needs a very patient person that understands cat behavior and is willing to give Kringle all the space and time he needs to feel safe. Kringle came to me in March of 2016; by September 2016, he finally started coming out of hiding regularly; now, in December 2016, he’s out all the time, eats breakfast and dinner with the other animals, plays with the laser pointer until he’s heaving, and hangs out with us wherever we are in the house – even up on the bed! During the adjustment time, he was petrified and in hiding whenever a human was in sight. This, of course, is not because he didn’t like us as his foster family but that somewhere in his life experience, he’s learned to not immediately feel safe. He’s slowly starting to unlearn that habit.
All it takes is a little love and this guy turns into a biscuit-making, purring, elevator-butt machine! If he feels safe in a small space-like a bathroom or closet-he finally shows you his true loving personality. If you are interested in giving Kringle a forever home, I would suggest you keep him in a small room where he can get comfortable, maybe even a bathroom, and that can be his home base. If you visit him often, associate yourself with his favorite things like food (which he LOVES despite his slight frame) and the laser pointer, and you’ll have a best friend/shadow in due time.
My absolute FAVORITE thing about Kraaangle is that no matter where he is in the house, even if he’s completely conked out under a bed, if you shake the laser pointer chain he will instantly appear! It’s so funny! And when he’s chasing the red dot it sounds like he barks at it. Watching him play is so heartwarming because you can see all his nerves fade away because he feels safe and trusts you (in his distracted state, at least). It’s an honor to develop this kind of a relationship with an animal who has been let down by humans.
One health issue to note about Kringle is that his right eye tends to drain in times of stress, or just periodically. All you’d need to do is lightly wipe it clean with a warm, soft cloth. His vision is not affected and he’s used to me doing this.
If you’ve read to this point and are willing to give Kringle the forever home he deserves, he would love to meet you! Please complete an adoption application to set up a meet and greet.