When volunteer cat foster Joyce picked up a kitten with an injured paw from a shelter in San Jose, she was surprised at the chattiness of her new feline friend, Dash. Said Joyce of Dash, “Since the moment she arrived in my car, she’s been very vocal.” When Dash is not meowing at the people in her sphere, she is purring at them with contentment.
The vocal kitten even purred throughout her veterinary exam, which revealed nerve damage to her ulna and radius (wrist). Remarkably, even with the numbness caused by her nerve damage, the spunky kitten seems to be recovering a bit of functionality.
Gritty and loaded with personality, the talkative teenaged kitten can do everything any other kitten can do. She has achieved notoriety in her foster home for leaping to counters to pilfer any food left unattended…and then meowing to tell her foster parents proudly about her misdeeds.
Only half as big as most felines of her age, Dash is a dynamo with personality plus. She loves a good snuggle and is not afraid to vocalize her desire for a lap nap. It only took a little bit of time in foster care for the garrulous kitten with a bent paw to become ready for her final destination with a loving forever family. Her mobility is excellent and continues to improve, and she still engages her household in conversation on a daily basis.