Category Archives: Freda

Young affectionate agouti female first sighted on 3 Feb 08. Sterilised on 5 Feb 08. Adopted 12 Sep 09.

Freda report

Freda_20090927_01xIt’s been about 3 weeks since Freda was adopted.

She’s doing better than we’d expect as this update on 27 Sep from her mum, SI shows:

Freda’s quite chatty – she’ll walk by you and go meow. She doesn’t want food or anything, she’s just going “Wassup?” She’s quite confident now, and likes to sleep in the living room sofa now, even if no one’s there. She likes to hold little races with herself in the early morning, which are quite fun to watch.

Don’t know if we’re changing the name, as we still haven’t found the right name. She had a little accident on the carpet, but it was all solid poo, and easy to clean and it was time the carpet was sent for cleaning anyway. The carpet was one of those shaggy carpets, so it’s quite easy to see why she’d make that mistake.

She’ll come running up to anyone who comes into the house now, which is nice, cos she used to go into hiding or peer from one corner. I think she’s quite certain that this is her house now, and she thinks it’s her job to be a good hostess and say hello to visitors.

Cheers,
SI

When Freda first got to her new home, she had SI worried as the litterbox was very clean. Later she discovered where Freda had been taking her bio breaks:

We finally discovered where she’s been pee-ing – she’s been using the bathtub, and peeing over the drainage hole! 🙂

She left her poo on the rug though, so we’ve rolled it up to prevent further accidents.

Since Freda did not have access to any drainage holes or bathtubs in the shelter, it must be previous experience that prompted her to denounce the litterbox.

However, the latest on her toilet habits, fresh as of this morning shows she’s also adaptable (she’s back to using the box), and perhaps a bit conservative:

i think my husband gave her a shock when she was peeing at the pipes
she probably thinks “aiyah! Cannot pee here, got peeping toms!”

Freda_20090927_02xWhat a fun, easy-going and understanding family Freda has. It is wonderful that she is now a confident kitty, and her family are great with her.

Really, every kitty just needs a chance.

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Freda adopted yesterday

UPDATE: 20091005: Freda update report here


Freda had a potential adopter couple visit yesterday.

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She wasn’t quite presentable, since her anxiety and stress with communal living has escalated and she had started licking herself to the point of causing bald patches on her flanks.

But her potential new parents did not dismiss her candidancy. In fact, they were understanding of her situation and agreed it wasn’t something that affected their decision.

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All the while, Freda had this look on her face, even when she was carried by me and given head scritches by her patient visitors. Later, while cuddled by her potential new mum, she got nervous quite a bit faster than when I had been holding her and started squirming, her way of showing she want to be back in the cage. Her timidness wasn’t helped by being so close to someone who was still a stranger at that moment of course. So back into the cage she went while btmao and I spoke a bit more with her visitors, emphasizing the need to give her time to adapt should they bring her home, and gave them a bit of time to consider.

They had a quick pow-wow, as they had come prepared.

Freda’s adoption notice is now closed. Though she had spent quite a large portion of her shelter time in a cage, the fact that she did come out of her shell, for a while before retreating from being bullied again, we felt was a sign that she just needed a home where she would have the space to be confident and be herself. Earlier this afternoon, her new mum sms’d to say Freda was exploring the house after hiding under a shelf for merely 6 hours. That really confirms her anxiety in the cattery, that she was overwhelmed by being among so many other cats, and couldn’t take the bullying that seemed so focused on her.

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Throughout Freda’s stay at the cattery, she had many test cuddles with BY while I took pictures. She must be imagining how wonderful it would be if there weren’t so many other cats around.

Her wish has come true. Freda starts a new life with a family where she’s the only cat (or at least first cat). We’re hopeful she and her new family will be very happy with each other.

Homeseeker: Freda

[UPDATE 20090912: Freda adopted yesterday]


(Must read: Cat care refs.)

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Beautiful Freda is a 2 year old young adult female cat.

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She wears the signature agouti coat typical of the true Singapura – our local cats and enjoys chin tickles and lap warming.

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Freda is gentle, extremely affectionate and trusting.

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She is also very timid with other cats and would do well as a single cat. Environments where the residents are hooligan cats are definite no-nos as she is too much the flower child to even stand her ground. Patience and attention is vital for this lovely girl’s integration into a new family. Have you got what it takes?

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She is sterilised, vaccinated and litter-box trained.

To visit Freda
Email us at sephycat at gmail dot com, with your name, contact, and a brief intro of yourself/your family.

Genuine, serious adopters only please.

(Must read: Cat care refs.)

More Freda Pictures

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Lovely chin tickles

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Snuggle

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Lying pretty

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Side profile

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To visit Freda
Email us at sephycat at gmail dot com, with your name, contact, and a brief intro of yourself/your family.

Genuine, serious adopters only please.

(Must read: Cat care refs.)


Click here to see other home-seeking kitties.

Freda’s out and about

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After 5 months of timidness, Freda is finally coming out of her shell. We were delighted to see her out and about on her own for the first time last Saturday.

However, there is a price to pay for her freedom.
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The two scars on her nose were inflicted by Betsy, who’s been feisty and aggressive with all and sundry. There’s another one on her right cleft.

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Closeup

The good news is that Freda is still as loving as ever, and is putty in the arms. She’s a gentle purr machine.

Freda, 13 Jul 08

Freda, homeseeker.
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She has to be caged when no one is around to supervise as she is so timid that she constantly gets bullied.
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When we opened her cage door, it took her nearly twenty minutes to decide that she would like to be out of it.
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One of her undecided moments.
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Homeseeker: Freda

(Must read: Cat care refs.)

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( Taken on 13 Jul 08 )

Beautiful Freda is a 12-14 month young female cat, with the agouti coat typical of the true Singapura – our longkang cat.

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She is gentle, extremely affectionate and trusting, and will do well whether as a single cat or a member of a multi-cat family. She is sterilised, vaccinated and litter-box trained.

More Freda Pictures

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Hello! (Aerial view of Freda lounging in a comfy lap)

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Lovely chin tickles

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Snuggle

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Lying pretty

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Side profile

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All of Freda

To visit Freda
Email us at sephycat at gmail dot com, with your name, contact, and a brief intro of yourself/your family.

(Must read: Cat care refs.)

UPDATED: 13 Jul 08

Freda in foster care

Well! Freda’s resembling Freddy in more ways than 2. Recuperating well from her sterilisation at Foster Mum’s now, she is so friendly and affectionate, she will be retained… and rehomed.

Perhaps its the luck of the new year, Foster Mum was able to find more permanent shelter accommodations for her.