Hi everyone! My name is Bebe (pronounced BeeBee), and I am the most recent addition to the Safe Place for Pets family. My story is different than that of most Safe Place cats though, because my mom is alive and well! But first let’s get the usual details out of the way. I’m a 13-year-old female spayed black domestic longhair with claws and huge green eyes. I say that I’m black because that’s what most people would call me, but if you look closely at my pictures, you’ll see that I am almost sable-colored. A lot of people don’t realize it, but if you look at even the blackest of cats in the sun, you can see a hint of brown. But my gorgeous coat shows those undertones even more beautifully than most.
Back to why my story is different than most, I am a Safe Place for Pets alumnus. Mom adopted me and my bonded pal Sheeba from Safe Place six years ago. Sadly, we lost Sheeba a few years back, which made both me and Mom really sad 😿. But Sheeba and I weren’t the only two cats in the family, and that’s the heart of the problem. The other cats don’t like me and I don’t like them! But there are more of them than there are of me, and after Sheeba died they started picking on me. If you’ve ever been bullied you’ll understand how I felt. Mom tried everything to get them to leave me alone, but nothing worked. She kept telling me that if I would only stand up for myself and give them a whack they’d leave me alone, but that’s not my nature. So I stayed away as much as possible, and after a while I started hiding in the basement to get away from them. I didn’t like it, but at least I wasn’t being picked on! Eventually Mom gave me a bedroom of my own, and that has made things much better. I have my own big bed to lie on and there’s a nice window for the sun to come through. Mom visits me and plays with me several times a day, and I’ve started acting more like my old self. But I still spend most of my time alone and finally, after wrestling with herself for a while, Mom came to the difficult conclusion that the most loving thing for her to do would be to give me back to Safe Place for Pets in hopes that I can find a furr-ever home with no other cats. Thank goodness that that is always an option with Safe Place, even years after a cat or dog has been adopted!
So if you love cats but don’t have one, I would be a wonderful addition to your family. I’m fine with dogs; Mom has three Belgian Sheepdogs and I don’t mind them at all! I would probably be ok with children as well. But no other cats! I love people and adore being petted and scratched. I can also be a real lap cat when the mood strikes me. And I like to play! Mom has this stick with a bunch of long twine at the end of a string, and I love chasing it and running my claws through it. I also have a lot of fun playing with balls.
As much as I love Mom and she loves me, I agree with her that a new home would be the best thing for me. I’d love to be able to be with people – and dogs and maybe children! – all the time so that I could get the love that I crave. If you think that I might be a good fit for you, please call Safe Place for Pets at 719-359-0201 or fill out the form below. I’m staying in my room here at Mom’s house for now, but she’d be happy to have you come out with one of the Safe Place volunteers and meet me. I promise to welcome you with open paws 🐾!
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