Want to wish upon a Star? When this pretty girl first came to the ASPCA, she didn’t understand how to play with toys—and now, we can’t believe she’s the same cat! If there’s one trait Star’s foster caregiver stresses, it’s that this girl is a “pro” when it comes to games. Plastic balls, fake mice, wand toys—Star has fun with anything and everything she can get her paws on. With wand toys, she even likes to pretend she’s a dog and engage in games of tug-of-war! Star appreciates pets when they’re accompanied by a slow approach, and butt scratches definitely seem to be her favorite. When she wants them, Star is known to rub against legs and do the cutest, weirdest little meow. Her voice sounds nothing like a normal cat and is very airy, almost like a whisper! Maybe it’s because of her odd tongue, which her foster describes as “super soft for a cat.”
Star has blossomed in her foster home, but she can be nervous with new people and in new places so it did take her some time to get there. We expect that it will be a little stressful for her to transition to an adoptive home too. Star’s adopter should live in a quiet home and understand that she tends to be nervous in new places, so it may take several weeks or more for her to settle in. We think that small kids may be a little too stressful for our sweet Star, so a teens and up would be best. She’s been a bit picky when it comes to letting other cats into her exclusive social circle, but if you’re considering Star as a companion for your current cat our Matchmakers would be happy to provide information on how to set them up for success! If you’re interested in adopting Star, please fill out our Cat Adoption Survey.