Mantis was adopted Thursday, June 23, 2022!
Meet Mantis, a rambunctious boy who is all personality and play! We received an owner surrender request in March 2022 involving a momma kitty and her five newborn kittens. While the owner could not authenticate pedigree, each member of the adorable family – including the father, who the owner did not surrender to our rescue – was Birman. Birmans are a breed of kitties originating from Myanmar. They feature ear and facial color points, blue eyes, and silky coats. What distinguishes Birmans from Siamese are their white “gloves.” We were delighted to accept this beautiful family into our foster care program.
At 8-months-old when surrendered, the mother kitty, Junebug, radiated serenity and sweetness and was the perfect mommy to her five identical kittens – Mantis, Grasshopper, Katydid, Cicada, and Weevil. Mantis stood out because he was the biggest of the litter, and he’s grown into a robust and beautiful boy. In Greek, mantis means prophet, and a very ancient superstition persists even today that whenever a praying mantis appears, it is a good omen. Our Mantis would agree, although no one would mistake him for the still, meditative insect he was named after. He leaps, tumbles, and tackles everything with resounding enthusiasm. He’s particularly enraptured with wand and string toys. His energy is boundless, and he plays a bit rough, although his siblings Katydid and Grasshopper happily reciprocate with equal riotousness. Together, they are an endless source of entertainment. Does this boy ever settle down? Why yes! He loves people, and when he exhausts himself, he’s happy to curl up in your arms or on your chest for a well-earned nap.
Mantis is available for adoption now as a solo kitty. However, we welcome adopters interested in adopting two siblings together. If you’d like to adopt this irrepressible boy on his own or with one of his siblings, fill out our adoption application today!