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Nicki

DOB:  06/2003

Female

Front-declawed

 

In the Past...

Nicki spent most of her young life crouched under the bed because the other two cats in the household terrorized her. They were particularly territorial about the litterbox and Nicki got ambushed enough on the way there that she’d end up eliminating wherever.

She was the least favorite cat in the house. Her owner trash talked her and actually told us she never liked Nicki and wanted to get rid of her.

Nikki was quite fearful, stressed out, and stationary by the time she got to us. In fact, she “hid” in her litterbox and peed on the towel that was in her cage, underneath it.

We worked long and hard on building her confidence. It was awhile before Nicki could accept and return eye contact. The day she actually approached one of us to be petted was a pretty special day.

Nicki doesn’t exhibit much interest in interactive toys, but when she’s alone, she does like batting catnip mice around.

Although her beauty attracted many visitors, her reserved nature seemed to put them off. Then a person who was a softie for reserved cats came along. Nicki was finally about to blossom.

Photo: Nicki the cat.

Photo: Nicki the cat

Nicki likesbeing petted, especially while she eats; gentle grooming; being reminded how beautiful and brave she is; caves more than mountain tops

She dislikesother cats; loud and quick anything

Currently...

Nicki lives like the princess she truly is. Her elimination habits are fine, providing there's a pee pad on top of the litter in her litterbox.

She shares the house with Saki, but they each have their own floor because they're not really friends.Their human sleeps half the night upstairs with Saki and the rest downstairs on the couch with Nicki because both cats love to snuggle.

Nicki is still afraid of other cats. Although she's not a lap cat, she is very affectionate with people.

Photo: Nicki the cat Photo:  Nicki the cat.

Nicki's human is a founding member of the Johnson County Humane Society. She is quite ill and has been in and out of the hospital this year. We are seeking homes for her two cats because she is no longer able to care for them.

Since they are not friends, the cats do not need to be placed together. A stipend for each will be provided. Both cats will probably do best as only cats in a quiet home without children.

Photo: Nicki the cat

Nicki needs a person who will understand the problems that plagued her early life. Someone who will recognize her anxiety from being re-homed, missing her special person, and adjusting to a new life.

These photos of Nicki are from 2007-2008. We hope to add current photos soon.

Photo: Nicki the cat

Nicki’s Characteristics

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Confidence

Adaptable to change

Plays well with others

Activity level

 General Temperamentshy, but affectionate


Johnson County Humane Society

JCHS      P.O. BOX 2775      IOWA CITY, IA  52244-2775

jchs@johnsoncountyhumane.org

Last update—03/23/17