Gizmo the Shy Kitty

cute calico tuxedo kitten

"Hai I am Gizmo."

Written by ©Jean (a rescuer and foster parent) (flickr: wee3beasties).

Gizmo is a gorgeous little calico girl born on 9/22/09 to a devoted rescued adolescent momma. She is amazingly precious and naturally more shy and reserved. That was evident when she would stay back and watch while the other kittens played with visitors. Gizmo, though, loved me. She would come for cuddling and affection.

I felt terrible the day I gave her to a young gal who wanted a kitten to keep her own cat company (I do my best to screen potential adopters). Gizmo rode so peacefully in the car. I admit I held her and let her cuddle away under my chin while my husband drove. She was perfectly content. . . then the shock of being handed to a complete stranger hit. Her expression pierced my heart. . . “I trusted you! You betrayed me!” The sad thing is that the home did not work out for little Gizmo, not due to any fault of this little feline treasure. Thankfully, she happily returned to our home. Another person fell in love with this girl, and now Gizmo is in a wonderful forever home.

Not only is Gizmo well loved, her new owner fostered an older kitten that Gizmo adored, so she opted to keep the foster. . . now Gizmo has a companion she adores! I’m so grateful that ever last one of the ten cats I adopted out ended up in wonderful forever homes, and Gizmo is no exception! She is such a little treasure.

Photos courtesy of ©Jean (flickr: wee3beasties).

cute tuxedo calico kitten

"I am a bit shy..."

cute kitten sleeping

"This is me when I was a wee baby."

cute kitten and dog

"I love my doggy friend Bogard."

cute kitten climbing on a gate

"Must climb over!"

cute playful kitten playing with rope

"I fight you!"

cute kittens

"These are my siblings! Godiva and Kiwi! I am the middle one, see?"

cute kitten

adorable Gizmo

cute kitten

Gizmo peeking down

cute kitten in a hammock

"This is MY hammock!"

cute kitten resting in a hammock

"It's really comfy in here."

cute kitten watching woodpecker

"There is a big birdie outside!!! Alert!!!"

cute shy kitten

"Oh no more pictures, I am very shy..."

cute kittens napping together

Godiva & Gizmo ♥

cute kittens snuggling and sleeping

"Me love my sister Godiva, snuggles!"

cute cat kitten

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11 Responses to “Gizmo the Shy Kitty”

  1. Brian says:

    Hooray for you Gizmo, I can relate, my first home didn't work out either. Sometimes we've gotta do that to get it right. Keep smiling cutie!

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  3. Jackie says:

    A very precious sweetie. I found out I'm not up to the task of fostering. My heart is still broken after fostering a beautiful shy dog who was having failure to thrive in the kennel situation at the rescue. I worked with her and cared for her (and fell in love with her). She was adopted early at the adopt-a-thon. I did what I was suppose to do, but the emotional toll was more than I thought possible. For me fostering = adopting from now on.

  4. kacee says:

    Gizmo is adorable! And I am so glad she found a home that she feels safe and is loved at. Plus, to hear that she loves her new sibling, makes me happy for her. Thanks for the story and the adorable pics!

  5. Lizzy says:

    What a precious baby! Beautiful kitties! Sooooooooo happy they've got good furrever homes!

  6. Marilyn says:

    Absolutely adorable! So glad all of the kittens found forever homes too.

  7. Arleen says:

    I am melting looking at these pictures! So happy the coo coo found a forever home :-)

  8. Peggy says:

    I love these little kitties!

  9. notemily says:

    Gizmo is beautiful! I'm glad her story has a happy ending. Poor shy kitties, it's so hard when you know they are going to have to adjust to a new situation but THEY don't know it yet.

  10. Tara says:

    awww Gizmo is so cute. so happy that she found a lovely forever home.

  11. Melanie says:

    Gizmo is really a cute cat and im happy that she found a good home! Greetings!!

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