Mr. Whiskers is a Purebred Exotic Shorthair. His previous owners liked exotic pets including birds. Sadly for them, so did Mr. Whiskers....to eat. They decided to rehome him when he was about 2 years old after another "bird incident" rather then take him to the shelter and we just snatched this cutie up. He is such a sweetie. His personality is very docile. My kids think he is more like a dog than a cat the way he will run up to you and flop on his back for a good belly rub. You will truly fall in love with his sweet smooshie face!
Storm is the mother of Meeka. She had been living on the street for a while when we found her in a storm drain after giving birth to her sweet babies just hours earlier. She was skin and bones and completely terrified of people and other animals. We rehabilitated her using "soft paws" nail covers for about 2 months and now she is one of the most lovable of our Cafe Cats. She still startles easily but she is loyal to her humans and very affectionate. She still isn't a fan of our other cats and occasionally if they get too close you may hear her hiss but she's harmless.
Bear was brought to us two weeks before opening from Purrfect Purrbabies Rescue to stay in the cafe as a potential adoptee. We instantly fell in love with him. He is a 2 year old large Male tomcat. He is so sweet, loving and full of life. When the cats who weren't adopted were to return to the rescue we made an easy decision to adopt Bear ourselves. Bear is no longer up for adoption and he will be staying with us at the cafe. Once you meet him you will know why we just couldn't let him go!
Jimmy was adopted from the Forsyth Animal Shelter at about 5 months old. He is approximately 2 years old now and a big boy. He is still very playful like a kitten even though he towers over them. He at times reminds us of a kangaroo especially when he Lays on his tummy with his legs stretched out the back. He is very lovable and has the softest short fur. You will be very entertained by this big boy.
Meeka is the daughter of Storm. We named her Meeka because of her meek and timid personality however since being at the cafe, Meeka has come out of her shell and is a happy healthy kitty. She is approximately 7 months old as of the 1st of May 2018. She loves to be held and cuddled. Most of the other cats have learned to love Meeka (except Piper). You will enjoy watching Meeka grow up in the Cafe.
Tigger was a 2 year old stray we found at the Rowan County Animal Shelter during one of their adoption events Spring of 2017. We fell in love with him at the shelter and he impressed me with his tolerance of my 2, 3 and 4 year olds who were grabbing at him and being their loud selves. Fast forward to now, he and Jimmy are the best of friends and he has learned to "tolerate" the rest. Him and Bear compete for room domination as the 2 tomcats of the room but Storm is the true dominate in the room lol.
Piper is a purebred Devon Rex. She was 7 years old when we adopted her. Her owner was an elderly lady whose family was putting her into a nursing home gave her to us. Devon Rex cats have a small unusual shaped head with large ears, short bowed legs and their fur or coat is "wavy" making her look sheepish. Piper was obese weighing in at 15.4lbs and had a number of health concerns including chronic UTI's and bladder infections. Recently our vet found that she had bladder stones that needed surgery. Through the help and donations from our social media followers we raised over
$700 towards her surgery in a week. She is now recovering at our home and will return to the cafe in June with a prescription diet to keep her stones from returning.