Center stage is the place where the young kittens prance, play, and the vibrant personalities greet you at the King Street Cats door. They hop on your shoulder, snooze in your lap, and fall asleep cozy and cuddly in your arms. Irresistible, you are smitten and tickled that they have chosen you.
On the outskirts of fun and frolic, there is a treasure trove of cats with more calm and laid back personalities. In the corners all curled up, snoozing, and keeping a watchful eye on the activity, are cats that need introduction.
Since they won’t take over the limelight, King Street Cats is spotlighting them for you. For the month of October 2013, King Street Cats is highlighting the What About Me?® cats, featuring senior cats, shy cats, and the cats that have lived at the orphanage for quite a long time and are ready for the forever home phase of life.
What about Nori?
You may find Nori, an eight-year-old male, black with distinguished flecks of white fur, sitting quietly in a cat tree. Nori may not come to you through all the hustle and bustle, but if you go to him, you will find that this handsome boy with the awkwardly cute ears - scraggly and skewed from life on the streets - is a full of love and welcomes snuggles. He adores being squiggled under the chin and behind his ears, leaning into you for more.
What about Cricket?
Two-year-old Cricket arrived at King Street Cats in June 2012 with her son who was adopted long ago. There are two ways of telling Cricket from the other black cats. Her shiny coat, has a smidgen of white on her chest. Her right ear is a bit mangled from street life. Be gentle, go slow, and Cricket will respond to your sweet affection. Cricket opens her mouth to sing, when receiving a soft massage, but no sound comes out; she’s trying to say, “What about me?”
What about Lakshmi?
Lakshmi, named after the Hindu goddess of prosperity, wealth, and beauty, has lived at the King Street Cats orphanage since March 2011. Slowly but surely, Lakshmi has come out of her shell and made her way out from her hiding hole to a more visible spot among the free-roaming orphanage residents.
Low-key and suitable for a quiet home environment, Nori, Cricket, and Lakshmi wouldn’t mind the company of another easygoing cat already in the home or better yet - go home with you and another suitable What About Me?® cat. The What About Me?® October adoption fee is $65 per lifelong feline friend.
Three of the What About Me?® cats, Sambucca, Chloe, and Sparrow have found their happy homes. What about Alice, Aurora, Blazer, Cherry, Courtney, Duchess, Ellie, Freckles, Gucci, Jade, Maxi, Maybelle, Mittens, Monkey, Nori from Kosovo, and Patches?
Come meet the What About Me?® cats during King Street Cats adoption hours on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
King Street Cats is located at 25 Dove Street in Alexandria, Virginia. Read more about the What About Me?® cats on Petfinder and follow King Street Cats on Facebook.