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Share Your Story: Life with a Red Cat

By Regina Emerson


My Punkin with the orange eyes


Daisy and Punkin, Daisy is my newest rescue.

Cat's Name & Age:

Punkin age 4 years 3 months

Best Characteristics of Red Cats

He is a big cuddle bug. He loves to be held until he falls asleep.

Most Challenging Characteristics of the Red Cat

When he was a kitten, my feet were fair game, especially when I was trying to go to sleep. Otherwise, he is our best buddy.

When, Where and How I Got My Red Cat

We adopted Punkin from a little old lady who had a whole litter of red tabby kittens that needed good homes. Punkin's markings reminded me more like leopard spots.

I'd Describe My Cat As…

You can't beat Punkin for loving and patience. I rescued a frail abused kitten a couple months ago and Punkin was right there helping take care of this little girl. Gentle and caring. As for his health, he gets his yearly vet visits, has been microchipped, neutered, and never has been sick. That tiny kitten is now a 14 lb, cat with no fat on him. Healthy and strong.


  • If you decide to let a red cat adopt you, make sure you are ready for a long, loving, and exciting relationship. I don't know if it is normal, but I know my guy is a pretty good sized cat.

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