Oolong was adopted Saturday, August 20, 2022!
The Tea Kittens – Chai Latte, Fukamushi, Jasmine, Oolong, and Lapsang – never saw the inside of Devore Animal Shelter as intended by the person who brought them there, thanks to a kindly Kitty Devore Rescue member who happened to intercept them in the shelter parking lot. And it’s a fortunate thing for them that he did. They were all under 8 weeks old and, without their momma accompanying them, were candidates for immediate euthanasia. Instead, he whisked them away to safety in KD foster care and cared for them in their first few weeks of life. Later, the kittens went to two different foster homes in preparation for their forever homes.
The secret to ensuring a delicious cup of tea is all in the water and the temperature. Similarly, Oolong requires time to warm up to people, but once she does, she’s like an added sugar cube – sweet as can be. She emerges slowly into new environments, taking her time to observe before exploring. She doesn’t mind if you admire her from afar. Gradually, she’ll inch closer, allowing a few pets. Yet, because she loves attention, once she feels safe and secure in her new space, she’ll seek you out, expressing her contentment with purrs and biscuits. Oolong chums easily with other kitties and does well around dogs, too. Children take more time for her to find ease with. Patience, persistence, and a yummy treat or two helps.