Student Cats

These cats are learning how to behave around humans and other cats!

Ollie

Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Colour: Tuxedo
DOB: 2020
Gender: Male
Personality: Affectionate and Playful
Size: 3.0kg

My Story:

Hello! I’m Ollie and Delphi is my sister. We were called Robbo and Rylie before, but I won’t ever tell you what we call ourselves. I love cuddles and playing with my sister—we can make anything into a toy. I also like humans and could even get along with a nice dog if necessary. My belly is not a trap, but don’t take advantage. I will let you know when I have had enough. My dream is a life with my sister, some loving humans, and the freedom to go inside and outside safely. Can you make my dream come true?

Things I like: 

Anything is good for playing, people’s laps

Delphi

Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Colour: Black & White
DOB: 2020
Gender: Female
Personality: Affectionate and Playful
Size: 3.0kg

My Story:

Hi, my name is Delphi because my name sponsor thought I could see the future with my wide eyes. If only…My brother, Olie, and I came to Neko Ngeru from our home in Waiwhetu. Mocha and Nina, who graduated last year, are our older sisters. We never met them but heard lots of good things about the café, so we are happy to be here. We love you people—you have comfy laps and give good chin scratches. Just don’t try to hold me against my will. We met dogs when we were little so we could get used to them again. We would prefer to be together. I wish I could see that future for sure.

Things I like: 

playing with my brother, petting

Louie

Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Colour: Black & White
DOB: 2020
Gender: Male
Personality: Affectionate and Playful
Size: 3.5kg

My Story:

My name is Louie now and my brother is Earl, but we were called Harry and Gary by our first person. She had to let us go for our own protection because she had to move to a place with a dangerous dog. We loved her and our fosters through Poneke Ngeru. Now we are at the café looking for the next people we can love. I need to be with Earl. I love him even when he stresses out and snaps at me. Everything will be all right as long as we are together.

Things I like: 

my brother, a high place to hide, petting

Earl

Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Colour: Grey
DOB: 2020
Gender: Male
Personality: Affectionate and Playful
Size: 3.5kg

My Story:

Hi, I’m called Earl. I got that name when I came to Neko Ngeru with my brother Louie. We have been through a lot of changes together. We were surrendered to Poneke Ngeru when our person lost her home and had to move to a place with a dog that had killed cats before. She wanted to protect us. We were okay with her dog though. We also liked our foster home. Now, we are settling in at the café. We like people but are unsure how to deal with so many other cats. Hope we find a home together soon. We won’t be separated. That’s for sure.

Things I like: 

food, playing, people’s laps

Meisjie

Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Colour: Tabby
DOB: March 2020
Gender: Female
Personality: A bit timid
Size: 4.0kg

My Story:

I’m called Meisjie (MAY- she – ay). It means little girl in Dutch. The foster who helped me like people uses that language all the time with me. I had my babies one day after I got to her house. All my babies have come to the café and been adopted to new homes. I was rescued from the bush by Kitty Cat Rehoming Wairarapa. I didn’t know any people before that but now I think they are mostly okay although it can take me a while to trust. I will hide until I get to know you are trustworthy but then I can be very loyal. Will you give me a chance?

Things I like: 

a place to hide, playing with a feather toy, a hammock

Billy (Billy is back!)

Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Colour: Tabby
DOB: May 2020
Gender: Male
Personality: playful
Size: 4.0kg

My Story:

Hello, I’m called Billy. I was rescued by KittyCat Rehoming Wairarapa and lived with lots of other cats and a big dog before I came to the café the first time. I liked to play with them but not so much with the people. I didn’t eat much either because my teeth hurt.  I got most of them removed (thanks to all the people who donated for my surgery!) so now I like eating. I’m getting used to the café again and have decided that people are okay. Just take it easy around me because it takes me a little while to relax.

Things I like: 

playing, hiding and other cats

Silver (Silver is waiting for his trial with Carrie!)

Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Colour: Sliver Tabby
DOB: 20/10/2020
Gender: Male
Personality: Playful
Size: 2.1kg

My Story:

Hi there, I’m Silver! Don’t be put off by my reserve. I like to talk to you a bit and get to know you before we move on to the petting stage. My brothers and sister take lots of attention, but you can spare some time for me too, right? I love playing, especially jumping really high to catch a toy in mid-air. I am not too careful about where I land though. Cuddling with other cats is best but I also like getting your attention by trying to steal your food. Although my sister is annoying, I do like to be with her.

Things I like: 

 jumping high for the feather toy, trying to steal food, annoying the other cats

Carrie (Carrie is waiting for his trial with Silver!)

Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Colour: Ginger
DOB: 20/10/2020
Gender: Female
Personality: cuddly
Size: 2.1kg

My Story:

Carrie is my name and hunting is my game. I will pounce on anything that moves and love running around playing with my toys (they are all mine, you see). People are fine by me; I can stay on your lap for a long time especially if you are patting my favourite places like on my head. Just be respectful and let me come to you. I want to be with my brother even though he pesters me.

Things I like: 

Cuddling with humans or cats, playing with anything that moves

 

Tiger (Tiger left for her trial!)

Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Colour: Tabby
DOB: 16/10/20290
Gender: Female
Personality: playful
Size: 2.0kg

My Story:

Hi, I’m Tiger. I’m a little timid when you first meet me, but just wait until you play with me! I love playing and have many favourite toys. I think I like rough and tumble in the hammock or the tunnel best. Or maybe the bouncy ball? Oh, wait! Maybe the laser toy! I heard my brothers, Bandit and Mika are in the café already. I wonder what it will be like to play with them again. I’m much faster than my little sister, Mochi, and my foster mum says I’m pretty clever. I may not be super cuddly, but I like to sleep on a special person’s lap. Could it be you?

Things I like: 

playing with my sister in the hammock or tunnel, all toys like the bouncy ball or laser pointer

Mochi (Mochi left the cafe for her trial!)

Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Colour: Tabby
DOB: 16/10/20290
Gender: Female
Personality: cuddly
Size: 1.92kg

My Story:

I’m Mochi. My foster mum tells me that I’m the runt of the litter. I don’t know what that means but I do know it makes me special. I like being special a lot. I like to play with my sister, Tiger, even though she beats me at everything. So, I am also happy to play with my foster mum and boss her around a little. I am not sure I would like to share my humans with any other cat. I want your attention all to myself. Do you want to be my human?

Things I like: 

playing with my sister in the hammock or tunnel, a bouncy ball or laser pointer and cuddling