by Kimberly Wade
Last week we talked about introverted cats. This week we’re taking it to a whole new level, so get ready to laugh and tell all of your cat loving friends to visit us this weekend—because you need to meet the 2016 Socially Awkward Sweeties!
You may ask what we mean by socially awkward. You know. The ones from high school that were definitely not named Homecoming Queen or Most Likely to Succeed. These aren’t even the nerds. The Socially Awkward Sweeties are the ones with the coke bottle glasses (we’ve all been there), the ones who panic at the sight of a crowd, the females who may (again, we’ve been there) have a tiny moustache and the males who, well, every time they try to talk to a girl they wind up sweating profusely from their armpits and walking away with their head hanging.
I touched on this last week, but our Socially Awkward Sweeties arrived from a single home over the last couple of weeks. Nearly six dozen feline friends from special circumstances who now need to get out of the shelter into your home.
Here’s the deal. You know that person that doesn’t like to be hugged? Or maybe they are super independent and prefer their own companionship over anyone else? Our Socially Awkward Sweeties are just that. While they are a mix of colors and ages, and all in pretty good health, they don’t exactly have the personality that is going to get them into the yearbook as Most Popular. Their personalities are rather… bland. They prefer to keep to themselves all the time. Think of it like an ongoing game of hide and seek, or Where’s Waldo.
Take T. Agave, an International Hide & Seek Champion and one of the Socially Awkward Sweeties. She’s only three, but has traveled the world competing in hide & seek competitions for years. She won every time! T. Agave has since retired from the highly competitive sport but old habits die hard. She’s seeking a home where she can comfortably hide out and yet maintain your respect no matter how little she shows her face.
Then there’s T. Birch, a five-year-old fella who was given an invisibility cloak by a family member. The problem? It doesn’t work all the time. He’s only without his cloak when he is really comfortable—so you may not see him for several weeks at a time. Don’t worry though, because you’ll know he’s there by the empty food bowl.
Still not sold? Meet T. Goji, age four, and known as The Magician Cat. For years, he has studied the ancient art of vanishing from the highest level magicians in the world. T. Goji can disappear in an instant—so fast you may even doubt you saw him in the first place. David Blaine’s got nothing on him!
So here’s the cool thing. You can be a superhero to the Socially Awkward Sweeties by adopting one (or two) and allowing them be invisible in your home. All you need to do is feed them, clean up after them, and occasionally check on them to make sure they’re okay. Heck, if you’re not a cat lover this is the perfect cat for you because you’ll never see her!
We’re all about lifesaving at Nevada Humane Society so no matter whether you’re voted Best Looking or Most Likely to Disappear we think you deserve a future. The Socially Awkward Sweeties deserve a home even if they just hide under your bed for the next six months. You know this. And hey, if you like a challenge, you can always spend as much time with them as you want and see if they do become that affectionate, head-butting, purr monster you prefer—because they very well may. We have adopters that have gone through this before and now send us pictures of the cats on their lap while they watch Mean Girls on TV together.
Don’t let our kids go through the Socially Awkward phase alone. Adopt one (or two… or three) and help us be even better at lifesaving than we already are. Plus, you’ll be a hero. Not us, you. And that’s where you can be as judgey as you want and take all the credit for all we care. We just want to see their fuzzy upper lip smiling from under the bed.
To adopt, visit our Reno shelter at 2825 Longley Lane. We’re open 11am to 6:30pm on Sundays and adoption fees are waived on cats over the age of three.