As mentioned before, Athena and her siblings are some of the less human-imprinted cats. Their former home was bare concrete, with no bedding, and no toys of any kind. The lack of enrichment along with decreased human contact at a young age lead to their more aloof and detached nature. While some of our cats beg for human attention and company, these three usually do not prefer the company of humans, rather themselves and other cats.
That isn’t to say that they don’t trust us or have bonds with their favorite humans, it just looks and feels a little different than some of our more overtly friendly cats. They require you to earn their love. Athena is more friendly towards those who have cultivated a close bond with her, or if you have treats! She loves lounging on her playground and can often be found basking in the sun or lounging on top of the waterfall of her in-ground pool.
We had the good fortune of rescuing and caring for Cypress, the mother of the “kids”, Jafar, and Cincinnati. Cypress was a geriatric cat when she arrived at In-Sync, but lived 4 happy years, to the age of 21! Although she never lived with the ‘kids’, she lived close enough to keep an eye on them.
The Kids are mischievous and playful. They love to poke each other’s buttons, and then 5 minutes later will sleep in one cuddle puddle. Athena loves ‘attacking’ the large toys that float around in her pool and keeping close tabs on her neighboring tigers. We are glad that this trio found a safe home with us.