Want to adopt me?To meet me in foster care please contact our foster care department on:
Phone:(08) 9442 3600
The foster carer will then be in touch to discuss this further and arrange a meeting. If after leaving your details you have not heard from anyone after 48 hours, please let us know. Once you’ve decided to give a foster cat or kitten a furrever home you’ll need to come to Cat Haven in person to complete the adoption paperwork before taking them home. We can’t wait to hear from you!
Hello, I'm Mumbles! (Not the rapper, just because when I arrived at Cat Haven, I was a little shy, so it sounded like I was 'mumbling' under my breath instead of a hearty meow). I am an older lady but don't be fooled, I have the sassiness of a much younger girl! I like to play but I also like to nap and laze about in equal measure.
At first, I wasn't in the best shape after being on the street. My fur was matted, some of it had fallen out and I wasn't at my supermodel best! In fact, I looked so bad that my age was estimated to be 15 (the impudence!) I am much closer to a sprightly 10 or 12 years old according to my teeth - which I love to show in a big yawwwwwwwn as I curl up in a comfy spot.
After the stress of all of that and then being in the shelter, I had a little thing called calicivirus. Don't worry! It's not contagious to humans, only cats and just means that I need to maintain my zen in a quieter home without too much stress or worry! If I get stressed out, my calici might come back, but it's not too dissimilar to what you 2-legs call 'acne'. Re-establishing my calm will sort that right out and the only thing to remain will be my leftover 'beauty mark' on my chin.
Now I'm happy and stress free, my coat has regained its fluffiness, and my tail is full and bushy. My tabby colouring enhances my big beautiful yellow eyes. I also have the cutest furry tufts on my toes, that makes me look like a forest cat. I'm quite a dish if I do say so myself!
I am also on a special diet to maintain my beautiful fur and keep my skin the best it can be. Regular brushing is recommended to prevent me getting hairballs and to keep my coat shiny. I am learning to like this the more it is done.
My foster mum says I am very affectionate, as I love to sleep on her bed (when I feel like it) I will cuddle up right next to her head, or maybe her feet. Sometimes I'll sleep on the floor when I feel independent. I often like to follow her around to see what she is doing, but I'll also lie on the floor in front of the tv. I can be carried for short periods, but I prefer not to be held unless I initiate that by jumping on your lap.
Having all this love can be overwhelming at times, so sometimes I forget I'm not still a street cat and I might nip at fingers if it all becomes too much. I don't mean to hurt you though, so it's more like a LOVE bite. I'm learning not to do this so much, and I know what the word 'No' means, so if foster mum says this I stop the biteys. I've also gotten better if I get regular play time. I love to bat at a wand toy, or chase around the house with a spell of the Zoomies. Sometimes this is late at night, but if you remind me it's bed time I soon settle down happily to purr away at your side.
I'm sometimes scared of loud noises and sudden movements, but foster mum says I have improved a LOT! For the above few reasons, I'm ideal for a home without human cubs, or maybe just the bigger ones who know when enough playtime is enough. Because I was by myself when found, foster mum doesn't know if I like to be with other cats, but because of my calici it's best I be the one and only Queen Kitty in your house.
I love to sit with/by you and while foster mum would not mind one bit if I stayed with her, she thinks I deserve a lap/s that are home much more often that I can curl up on, since it's apparent when I love my human, I love them with ALL my heart and want to be with them as much as possible!
Do you think I am the cat for you? Do you want someone to cuddle up to at night (who won't steal all the blankets?) Do you want a playful cat, but also one who can chill out when required? Make a request to come meet me at my foster home in Maylands and see just how fabulous and funny I am!
Mumbles has recently recovered from Calicivirus and she has a medical waiver for allergic skin disease.