Gigi and Jamie were adopted as kittens in 2017. The girls were very shy despite socialization by their foster mom. They blossomed some in their home of 10 months, but not quite as much as the owners had hoped. They were still somewhat shy and skittish and did not interact much with the humans in the home, but they did love playing and cuddling with each other.
When Jamie ang Gigi first came back to Good Mews, they were extremely shy, but relaxed around their former foster mom; Gigi loved to be held like a baby and Jamie would flop on her back for belly rubs. While they were nervous around strangers, they would purr and make biscuits once they felt comfortable.
After a couple months, Jamie and Gigi started coming out of their shell. Gigi turned into a big social butterfly, running around the shelter, playing and loving on everyone she met. She loves to be picked up and carried around and enjoys participating in Yoga and Reading to Cats. We are amazed at how she has blossomed in such a short period of time!
Jamie took a little longer to come around, but now she is also running around the shelter, letting people pet her. She loves to play and if you pull out a wand toy, she is right there, ready to fly through the air.
Once in a new home, Jamie and Gigi may become shy again, but once they feel comfortable, they will be the social, fun cats they are at the shelter!
Both girls had litterbox issues while in their home. They were medically tested when they were returned and there were no issues, so it is likely a behavioral issue due to fear or anxiety. Because of this, it would be best that they are adopted into a quiet, calm household.