From Rosebud's foster family:
Rosebud left us on October 1, 2021. As you may know from reading her story, our dear little girl developed a seizure disorder earlier this year. For eight months, she did very well. There were some tough days, but then she would recover and be active and happy for several weeks. In the late summer, the episodes began happening more often and during her last week, Rosebud did not recover. The medication no longer controlled her seizures. We waited a few more days, hoping and praying she would have more time but that was not to be. It was an extremely difficult decision because her body still looked so lovely and healthy.
Since her illness began, Rosebud became everything we had hoped for. It was both sad and beautiful to see her bloom, as we always knew she could. She finally let us brush her entire body, not just her head and neck. She let us pick her up, she let us medicate her, she hung out on our laps, she came when she was called. Rosebud finally let herself trust us. She gave even more kisses than usual which were returned many times over. She was completely loved, a beautiful gift for seven years. Rest in Peace dear one. We will be together again.
~Audrey & Katrina
Color: Peach, DLH
Age: Born approx. April, 2013
Gender: Spayed Female
UPDATE February/21: Rosebud is undergoing tests to determine why she is having small seizure-like episodes. She is currently unavailable for adoption :(
History:Rosebud is young but has already been through some rough seasons. Her life finally changed for the good in July, 2014, when the Last Chance Cat Ranch received a call about a little cat found among some bushes, sick and wilting. She had to have an emergency spay surgery because she was bleeding. Turns out she was pregnant but her kittens had died within her. She was rescued just in time and recovered very well in PAW foster-home.
Whomever Rosebud lived with before being rescued probably did not offer their little cat much in the way of gentleness. And who knows what sort of trauma led to her kittens perishing inside of her, or for how long she lived on the streets. She's residing in a foster home with multiple cats where she was allowed to take as much time as she needed to get used to all of them. Although that took a few months, she now does just fine with her cat roommates. A little dog lives there too but he was easier for her to get used to. She especially loves it when her foster mom talks silly-talk to her and she's slowly learning that petting is something that can be enjoyed. She likes to return your affection by placing gentle kisses on your face and sleeping on the bed with you. She will be a sweet and loyal friend to someone who will intuitively let the relationship unfold and develop on Rosebud's terms. It is heartwarming to see her happiness as she races around the house making up imaginary games and scrambling up and down the cat furniture.
Since we've had Rosebud in our care, she's had to be shaved each spring. It seems to be the kind of fur she has - a very dense undercoat. She is very frisky and happy after being shaved! She head-butts and purrs.
This is what she looks like a few months after being shaved. We had no idea how long her fur would become...
This is how she looks with her full coat (her mane is about six inches long):
Rosebud with a full coat:
Rosebud after a shave-down: