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Pictures of Royalty

Princess’ Story

It’s not Halloween, Christmas, or Easter, so who shows up dressed as if ready to go out as royalty?

A little cat dumped on Sanctuary property a few years ago. She comes all dressed up, including her own crown on her head and her own magnificent cape. Come to find out she is also a hypoallergenic cat. Perfect if you love cats, but are allergic to them. This little girl is not only dressed like royalty, but acts like royalty. But she rules with love. Whoever duped this beautiful girl at the Sanctuary, the humans say thank you because you do not know what you had in a precious bundle of fur. When she came into the house in Sister’s arms, Dorothy was not sure what to think. However, when she was greeted by Boost and Toby, she realized she had made some new pals. Even though they were relatively new employees at the Sanctuary, they were assisting her to settle in.

After a few days, Sister told this little bundle of fur that the humans did not want to just say “Hey Cat” whenever they called, so she would like to help select a name. Sister is the first to notice this cat come fully dressed up, just like Toby and Boost, the first Tuxedo Cat at the Sanctuary. She said, “You look like a little Princess or Queen” and the cat said, “let me think about it.” She did, and the next day we dubbed her the sanctuary’s little princess. Take a good look at her to see what we mean. Like any royal princess, she is extremely privileged, and she is aware of this. You, the human, will ensure that she has a clean bowl for meals, goat’s milk or half-and-half served at her ideal temperature and HER station just for her. Other cats can have the big trays or their own bowls, but NOT near the Princess. Just little things like that. But for all that spoiling, she gives back lots of love in her own way. Above all to her Daddy, Mark. When Daddy lies down on the bed, she wants to be the principal attraction, right on his chest, where she can love him on the face and neck while he gives her kitty love. If he is at his desk or workstation, she challenges Ms. Toppie for his attention, not wanting to admit there is enough Daddy to go around. But Daddy gives both lots of loving, so neither feels left out. They spread daddy thin when they want his attention. Daddy’s girls want to have his attention all the time: #1A Ms. Boots, #1B Agatha, and #1C Ms. Princess. What can we say? They love their daddy. All these kids consider the Sanctuary their FUR-EVER home, so they will always have their dad. He has discovered, however, that if he doesn’t occasionally let the kids “help” with his tasks, they won’t be pleased.

Sadly, we have lost one of Daddy’s girls recently. Ms. Agatha, our Viking Warrior Princess, went over The Rainbow Bridge on January 8, 2019. Humans and cats will sorely miss her, as she was a special part of the Sanctuary. If we lose any cat, it hurts, don’t get us wrong. But some cats just get a little special spot in the heart. It hurts a little more when you lose them. Like Ms. Princess, all the kids are special to us. We try to give them an environment they can come to and heal both physically and mentally. That includes lots of human love. Some, like Ms. Princess, decide to stay FUR-EVER, while others like to move on to new FUR-EVER Homes. Adopted must sign a contract, though, saying if they want to get rid of the cat, they MUST return to the Sanctuary for re-homing or become a permanent resident. We do not condemn them for this decision, because we know life happens, but the cat’s safety and well-being are our number one concern.

Princess made the decision that this would be her new FUR-EVER home, and they spoiled her humans while also spoiling them.