About Samara (slk)
- Status: Adopted!
- Species: Cat
- Rescue ID: C110091
- General Color: Gray and White
- Current Age: 8 Years 7 Months (best estimate)
- Declawed: No
- Housetrained: Yes
- Obedience Training Needed: Has Basic Training
- Exercise Needs: Low
- Owner Experience Needed: Species
- Reaction to New People: Cautious
My name is Samara. I was born without eyes.
My daddy lost his job and his apartment. His sister asked Candy's Cats to take care of me while he was getting his life together. After more than six months, during which he stayed in touch and kept saying soon, and finally it was next week, then when the big day when I would be reunited with my daddy, he had his number changed and abandoned me to Candy's Cats.
Everything that I knew and was familiar with is gone from me and I'm scared. I've been living with Mommy Melissa and Daddy Tom for a few months now and what they taught me is when they snap their fingers, it means I am going to be pet or loved on. This is cool, because I need someone who will understand that because I was born without any eyes, I am very cautious. If you just come up to me and touch me without warning, I will hiss. Loud noises, noisy children, barking dogs - those things scare me. When I am scared, I hiss. When I feel safe, I purr and love to have my neck scratched.
I need someone who will love me and take care of me forever, who won't discard me like yesterday's trash, like my daddy did.
Please watch my movie so you can see that I play just like a kitten, only I don't have eyes.
From Candy's Cats: If you do not have many years of experience or think you can handle a special needs kitty, please do not respond. Samara needs a very understanding caregiver, who will be patient with her and realize there are days she will be sweet and loving and days she will be afraid and hiss. Quiet home only. She will need to be started out in a small room (i.e. bathroom) until she feels safe.
She loves men and has totally bonded with her foster dad. She is a lap cat with him - sleeps in between his legs at bedtime. She gets around with no problem and jumps up on the couch and "looks" out the window. She likes her eye sockets rubbed but does not like to be pet on her back.
She is calm and sweet and tolerated living with a fully sighted cat for 3 months and would be okay if the other cat left her alone.