Patience is the whole package. She's a playful and sweet lil mama who gave birth to four beautiful babies just days after being rescued from the bitter cold. She was a doting mom to her babies, but now that they're happy and healthy in their forever homes, it's time for this sweet mama to get some pampering of her own. And there's no one more deserving of it!
Patience is a playful girl, though she's a little shy at first. She loves chasing a laser light, tossing around some hair ties (which she carries around so adorably in her mouth), jumping and batting for the wand toys, or chasing her tail; she's even claimed a few of her own plastic Christmas balls to chase around. You'll know she's ready to play when she heads over to her toy basket and pulls out a toy to play with. Despite how incredibly playful she is, she is still respectful of boundaries. She will not whine or meow incessantly looking for a playmate. She's happy to entertain herself while you're busy, but is game to play when you are.
When we said Patience was the whole package, we meant it. Even though she loves to play, this girl also loves her naps and TV time. She isn't much of a lap cat, but she'll happily sit close to you on the couch and watch what you're watching too. She loves being pet and will purr and chirp to you while you pet her. She's a sucker for cheek scritches! She'll let you know when she's done with a gentle love nip. Even though she isn't too fond of laps, she likes to be held and cuddled in your arms or over your shoulder for short periods.
Patience is as curious as she is playful. She loves to curl up for naps in the hamper. She's even climbed into the fridge to explore its elusive depths, which is just one example of the many ways she'll make you laugh throughout the day. She loves to chase fingers and toes under the covers, so she has been trained not to sleep in the bedroom at night, unless you don't mind having your little piggies nibbled.
Patience is quite shy at first, preferring a quieter home without too many sudden surprises. For this reason, she'd do best in a home with adults or quiet, older children who can be respectful of her, especially as she settles in. She's still a little wary of guests, but in the few months she's been with her foster mom, she's gotten better with visitors and will come check them out, so she'll likely get even better with this the more confident she becomes in herself and her environment.
One handy thing to know about Patience is that she LOVES treats. She's super food-motivated and can be won over with any treat, even the healthy ones. She isn't picky! While she may do well with another cat, the only experience she's had with other cats were her own kittens. It's unknown how she is with dogs. Patience has excellent house manners. She isn't destructive to furniture and has no issues using her litter box.
It can take some time for Patience to come out of her shell. I guess you could say, you might need to have a little patience! But this sweet girl is so worth it; watching her blossom into the wonderful, playful, gentle cat she is is so rewarding.