We'd keep this sweet diva in a heartbeat if we didn't have 3 special-needs senior dogs and 5 other rescue cats. Callie needs and deserves more time and attention than we are able to give her, so we are looking to find her the perfect match!
Miss "Callie Callahan" is a stately, poised, loving, "quirky awesome" kitty with a wonderful warm personality that craves her very own human(s) on whom she can lavish all her kitty affections.
Though she can be quite independent, the truth is that this sweetheart craves and fully appreciates the simple company of the human(s) she loves. So, if you're looking for an interactive companion (as opposed to one who prefers to keep some physical distance), Callie might be "the one" for you!
Callie’s still cautious on a first encounter with someone new, but warms up quickly in short order. Once a human has gained her trust, she wears her heart on her sleeve and is very social and affectionate. She often runs to greet us.
Callie would thrive with a human who enjoys interaction, who would love having her climb into their lap and petting and talking to her as much as possible while she indulges in her soft low-volume purr. She doesn't often sit still like a traditional "lap cat," but keeps it interesting by walking around, rubbing against you, and asking you to lightly scratch her face and head. She also loves sleeping close-by on the bed, so that's a big plus for a human who loves to sleep next to a warm kitty. And we believe she would "die for" a human companion who loves playing with her every day (her favorite games are the laser dot, and chasing a toy tied to a string that you pull around the room)!
The distinctive ornamental circle on Callie's chest reminds us of the "heart of Te-Fiti" from the Disney movie Moana -- and it didn't take long for the nickname Te-Fiti to feel right for this warm-hearted kitty.
Another unique characteristic about Callie (besides the physical ones: her "heart of Te-Fiti," the soft brown tabby patch on her chin, and her large Emma Stone eyes) is how she greets us. You know it's Callie when you hear sweet tiny kitten-like mews. Her "hello" is often a soft high-pitched double-mew, like "aar-aar," followed by a soft twitter or vibrato. Her "kitty talk" makes you want to engage her in conversation, while her delicate face is a work of art that's hard to resist coddling.
There's still bad blood between her and that moving red laser dot though, and one day she plans to actually catch it so it can't get out from between her paws! Until she does pull off that miracle, her new owner will have a bundle of fun getting Callie to chase it all over the house! Callie never ceases to wait patiently for us - sometimes until wee hours in the morning - hoping beyond hope that one of us will have just enough energy left to play for a few minutes before we hit the hay! She's still a kitten at heart!
Callie was the sole survivor of a litter of feral kittens born in the wilder parts of Georgetown. (That's Callie in the last photo, at the very back of the litter; she was always the shyest kitten. I deeply regret I didn't know enough to trap mama and kittens at the time I took that photo on May 10, 2016.) Abandoned just after weaning when mama got pregnant again (before we started TNR), she quickly "adopted" us and never had to be trapped. Playful and feisty, she stayed very busy chasing leaves, chasing her tail, and climbing trees until finally she ventured into the house and never looked back. Once she was indoors, safe from predators and other wild things, she quickly became fully domesticated with good manners.
Callie is good with some cats but not all cats, and is unknown with respect to dogs and children. Her curiosity drives her to experiment with getting close to our dogs but she has yet to "tame" and "adopt" them like she "adopted" us. Considering that our 3 large dogs are all known cat- and squirrel-chasers (though they've learned to tolerate indoor cats), Callie is surely exercising wisdom by keeping a safe distance between herself and them, but she's seemingly very open to coexisting with dogs in general.
For her and her human to be truly happy, Callie needs someone who wants - and has time for - her affectionate, interactive, playful companionship.
- Status: Available for Adoption
- Species: Cat
- Rescue ID: CL
- General Color: Gray and White
- Color: Gray and White / Tuxedo
- Current Size: 11 Pounds
- Potential Size: 11 Pounds
- Current Age: 5 Years 3 Months (best estimate)
- Microchipped: Yes
- Declawed: No
- Housetrained: Yes