Chronicling the Growth of Shoulder Kitty


A tiny rescue kitty was lost, but later found by a man whose shoulder became her favorite perching spot.

“This is Riot Prrrl. My girlfriend and I found her abandoned at a backwoods Texas liquor store on Christmas Eve. All her brothers and sisters were adopted except her because she was covered in mange, and infected sores,” said kitty’s hooman dad.

Riot the kitty was a shoulder cat from day one.

cute shoulder kitten rescued

After a full meal, kitty started to perk up:

cute tabby shoulder kitten rescued

Running around, destroying everything by this point:

cute tabby shoulder kitten rescued

Uninterested in dad’s affection:

cute shoulder kitten rescued

Kitty all grown up, still climbs up on her dad’s shoulder as soon as he walks in the door:

cute shoulder cat rescued all grown up

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51 Responses to “Chronicling the Growth of Shoulder Kitty”

  1. Lashantina says:

    I love this kitty and I love this man for being so good to his cat!!

  2. Kacee says:

    Aww…that’s a wonderful story and chronical pictures of her growth. Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Melanie says:

    My Pikkle used to the same thing. She only stopped because she got too big. Silly kitties :)

  4. Carolyn says:

    Lovely story, thank you for saving and loving this dear little kitty. So precious!

  5. Ana says:

    Awwwww!!! Lovely! Please keep us posted about Shoulder Kitty :-)

  6. Caitlin says:

    For Christmas you gave this kitten a new lease on life. Best ever. <3

  7. Su-Cake Lee says:

    what a great story to start the day with…back to work after NYE holidays and this made me smile….smile….smileeeee :) bless shoulder kitty & her guy for such open heartedness!! :D :D :D

  8. arabianmau says:

    my baby does the same!! kitties are amazing :)

  9. Liza says:

    So cute and a happy story!!! Love the photos also!!!

  10. ChildFree23 says:

    OMG! She is so BEAUTIFUL!

  11. shoe says:

    a hearty THANK YOU for rescuing this special heart :-) ! Such a pretty girl ; gorgeous adult ! I hope that her brothers & sisters are doing as well ; and am hoping that their mother is okay <3

  12. Sarah says:

    What a sweet story. Riot is a lucky kitty! Thanks for sharing her journey!

  13. Caro says:

    Thank you so much for taking her in and sharing this story.

  14. Shelly Lyon says:

    Nothing so attractive as a man who loves animals. Riot obviously loves her hooman!

  15. Trish says:

    What a wonderful story. Since you saved her, you will have a friend for life. Rescues never forget!

  16. katie says:

    Wonderful story and a beauty of a cat. Glad that you found each other!!

  17. Tracy says:

    That is so awesome… She has a wonderful hooman!!! :o)

  18. Michelle says:

    Love love love a man who loves cats!!!

  19. Peggy says:

    My Ginger-girl was my shoulder kitty. She would wait for me in the driveway and jump up on my shoulder when I came home from work. I miss her very much, but she’s in kitty-heaven now.

  20. Vincent Nyeo says:

    Aww… its like my little kitty when she goes out she sits on my shoulder. When she is at home she will nibble me till she falls asleep.

  21. notemily says:

    Aww, I love to see a kitten with such a sad start get healthy and happy!

  22. Hanah says:

    I love seeing a man who adore and care for animals… ESP CATS :)

  23. buthie says:

    gorgeous..both of them..:p

  24. sleepy says:

    This is one very lucky kitty. You have the prettiest, kind and gentle eyes. I hope you and your girlfriend have many kids the world needs more just like you and your girlfriend.

  25. Susan Blackman says:

    What an elegant lady Riot Prrl turned out to be.
    Thank you & your girlfriend for adopting her & sharing your story. Just lovely.

  26. millieJo says:

    What a wonderful hooman this kitty has.

  27. Merryla says:

    WE need more like you dear human being.

    All the blessings.

  28. Maysoun says:

    nice story

  29. Katherine says:

    Riot Prrrrl – what a perfect name for an adorable cat, given by an wonderful guy.

  30. Kelly says:

    Thanks for saving this wonderful kitty!

  31. Deb says:

    This is BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE IT

  32. msmacbeth says:

    Cute story and a really great cat name!

  33. Carol says:

    Great story – gorgeous kitty!

    And you gotta love a man who loves kitties…

    okay, and doggies…

    and gerbils…

    and…..

  34. curator says:

    You are a great guy! Thank you for rescuing this little beast!

  35. Nana says:

    So so sweet!

  36. Carrie says:

    I have a shoulder kitty as well! Aren’t they wonderful?

  37. Wayne says:

    Unconditional love is great!!!

  38. rose says:

    My tabby sugar always has to be on my back she lays across my shoulders and rubs her face in my hair.. love her and this kitty… so cute

  39. Jessica DeHoyos says:

    aww haha i can totally relate to that. My Feather is a total shoulder kitty, but quickly outgrowing it. lol

  40. CatLady says:

    Paws up to this young man who loves this kitty so much. It takes a real man to love a cat, unconditionally.

  41. Beth Cook says:

    Thank you so much for chronicling this. Wonderful that you gave her the chance no one else did. Look at the awesome friendship you have as a reward. My lifelong shoulder kitties would thank you.

  42. Mary says:

    this is so adorable. I also applaud this amazing guy for having such a heart of gold to love such a sweet and needy kitten.

  43. Paula says:

    This is just like our cat Eowyn. She was abandoned by her mommy – when we found her she barely had her eyes open and she had lice. I cleaned her up and fed her, but she took to my husband for the love. Always on his shoulder! Now she’s eight, she never grew to be as big as a regular cat, but she still loves his shoulder. We always joke that she’s part squirrel or parrot. lol We call my husband the Cat Guy because all our cats (we now have four rescue kitties) take to him more than anyone else.

  44. misskitty says:

    Men who love cats are sexy and dreamy!!!! lucky kitty to be rescued by nice hooman :D

  45. Taylor M says:

    I love these heartwarming stories. My boyfriend and I also have a “shoulder” cat. He is a 10 month medium hair chocolate dread lol. His name is Balerion the Black Dread (if anyone reads Game of Thrones, then you will understand the reference). So happy that Riot Prrrl is doing well!!!

  46. Miquela says:

    Aww I wish my kitty did that :)

  47. C says:

    Precious little girl..

  48. Sherry says:

    So glad she found a great home and what a great man to give her one!

  49. virgoboy says:

    So Sweet!! :)

  50. nnua says:

    I have gone into crazy cat lady territory – is it just me or does the cat & her daddy bear an echo of resemblance??

    Fur colour or face shape kinda resemblance…?

  51. Christy says:

    I love when cats climb on me….

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