The family owned two large Mastiffs. Olive was understandably terrified. They ended up keeping her locked in the daughter’s bedroom for four months, and then finally listed her for sale. A very kind human responded to the Advertisement, and when they realized how traumatized she was, they got her out of there.
As a result, Olive has VERY SPECIAL NEEDS.
Olive has been treated for recurring Urinary Tract Infections. Her condition is now resolved. We believe that she also has Arthritis due to the conditions that she was kept in, as a breeding cat. She will need to be treated with pain medication, as a result.
At her last vet visit they detected a heart murmur, however the Vet did comment that it’s quite possible the reading could have been due to the stress of transport and Vetting. Olive is very scared of travel and Veterinary visits (and the Vet she saw is a cat-only Veterinarian – very skilled in handling fearful cats).
Olive’s spent the last four months de-compressing and healing. We agree with her owner that it would be best to find a Bengal-experienced home for Olive, especially one that has experience with scared and unsocialized cats.
Admittedly, we’re looking for a Human Unicorn, for Olive.
We want a loving, Bengal-experienced home that is quiet, and will give Olive all of the love and care that she needs. We tested her with a mellow dog that was raised with cats, and she did OK. Same when we tested her with a mellow Main Coon cat. Children make her nervous.
Her adopter will need to have experience medicating cats, and will need to be diligent in feeding her (she loves dry food and it’s why she’s a bit overweight).
Olive is learning to play with toys for the very first time. She has a very pleasant disposition. She loves to be around her human. She does love feather toys, balls, and chasing the cap from a milk carton. Here are her dislikes: being held or confined, having her nails trimmed, having her ears cleaned, and being medicated (so she’s kind of like most people!).
She does like to occasionally get on her owner’s bed (aided with a makeshift “step stool” that is an upside-down storage bin), and will sleep there throughout the day. So far she has spent two entire nights on the bed; most of the time she likes to sleep on a chair, or on the couch on a soft blanket.
Olive has a small cat tower that she rather enjoys, she will sleep on the tower from time to time. Overall she is very polite. She is not a loud girl, she never steals people food, and she does not have the desire to chew on plastic. She loves her water fountain! She’s definitely a picky eater, so we’ll have to work together to get her on the right diet. So often when a cat is raised entirely on dry, they shun wet food (dry food is addictive). Olive has great litter box skills and she loves her OKOcat Soft Litter (Pink label).
Update! We found our human unicorn! Olive was adopted by a cat-savvy family who specializes in special needs cats! She will be loved and doted on, all of the days of her life. We’re so happy for Olive and her new family!