Story Behind One of the Loveliest Instagram Stars – This is Rosie Kitty

Rosie, Ollie, and Poppy brought joy not only to their human family but to all of us who follow them on Instagram. This wonderful journey started when a nine-year-old girl diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder started to volunteer at the local animal shelter, and with few adjustments found a niche among the animals, especially cats. And after a while, she had gotten to the point where wanting a cat was more than just a wish. She took a little research to see if there was a type of cat that would fit well into the family – good with children, other pets, friendly, etc. The number one choice on her list of top 5 breeds was none else then Sphynx. Ollie was the first one who joined the family and had turned everyone into “Sphynx cat advocates”, everything that came after is a heart-melting story. They hope that Sphynx cats will be shown in their true nature as loving, silly, smart, and kind, instead of being portrayed in the exact opposite light. Read more in the gallery below and follow Rosie’s Instagram Page.

“Rosie’s story starts about 3 years ago when my oldest daughter (who was 9 at the time) had been asking for a cat to join our family. Our family cat (a tuxedo rescue girl) of 15 years had passed away earlier in the year, and she had been asking pretty frequently since then.”

“My daughter had then started visiting and volunteering at our local shelter. At first, she struggled immensely with being around animals with her disorder. The sights, sounds, smells all overwhelmed her so much, that she was really hesitant about going back, even though she loves animals.”

“I told her that after her research, we would do our best to see if a cat came into a shelter that matched whichever type of cat best fit those requirements. After her research, she came to me with a list of top 5 breeds that would match those personality traits. Guess what her number one choice was… a Sphynx.”

“I have to admit, when she said that, I had an almost immediate negative reaction to that. I suppose from the portrayal of Sphynx cats in movies and on TV (Mr. Bigglesworth from “Austin Powers” and Rachel’s cat on “Friends”). I didn’t say anything to her, and let her finish telling me why she thought a Sphynx would be a great fit for our family.”

“It turned out, I was able to find a listing for someone who had taken in her daughter’s Sphynx cat. Unknown to her, the cat was pregnant, so she was looking for homes for the kittens.”

“I had never seen a Sphynx in person, but I promised my daughter (and myself) that I would have an open mind when going to visit. All I can say is… it was love at first sight. This was when Ollie (our Sphynx boy) joined our family.”

“After having Ollie for a while, my daughter again started asking for a kitty companion for Ollie, as she felt like he would love to have another cat to keep him company. This was when Snowy came into our family. My daughter had been volunteering at her shelter and let me know about this little white mangy kitten with two different colored eyes. I let her know we would visit her, and again, we fell in love and immediately adopted her. Unknowingly to us, Snowy had a genetic condition that would sadly end her life quicker than we knew.”

“After some time, we decided we would look again, but this time we would once again check our local classifieds to see if we could get another Sphynx. Ollie was having a very tough time after losing Snowy, so we knew we wanted another companion for him.”

“I ended up finding a listing for a similar situation to Ollie, where the owner had gotten a Sphynx cat and didn’t know she was pregnant. From photos on the classified, it was really hard to see the kitten, so I ended up going to visit, and saw that it was a little pink kitten with two different colored eyes! The hair on my arms stood up as soon as I saw her. It was like a little hairless version of Snowy! Needless to say, this little pink girl ended up being… Rosie!”

“She fit in almost seamlessly as soon as we brought her home, and you could see the happiness returning to Ollie quickly after she came home. After some time, Rosie and Ollie had their first litter of kittens,” – wrote their human mom. “Rosie and Ollie brought so much happiness to us, that I decided to start an Instagram page for them. The main purpose was to show my daughters that even though their pets may not look like “traditional” pets, people could have positive reactions to them despite their different appearance.”

via [boredpanda]