Litter number: 56
Kitten number: 231
Color: black + white
a short-timer at 50K, Rafa was adopted straight from his first adoption event, along with his unrelated room-mate Pearly. Like everyone who met Rafa, his parents-to-be might have been dazzled by his stunning black-and-white paws, which made him look like a black-tie entertainer wearing spats. Or maybe they just knew a great kitten when they saw one.
Despite his elegant attire and fashionably long whiskers and fur, Rafa was the smallest of the Aussies kittens. At time he seemed underweight, so we kept an eye on him to make sure he was eating. We were happy to learn that his adoptive parents were experienced kitten fosterers who'd be able to spot any potential problems. After a few days at home, they e-mailed to say he was eating well.
And that he was outgoing, which we'd known he would be. At 50K, Rafa wasn't really a play machine, but he was usually the first to greet us at the door. And he was the only kitten in the villa to leap the baby gate and wander out into the hallway, in full view of the 50K canine staff. Our whining hounds didn't faze him at all.
Arrival date: 1/25/2014
Departure date: 2/2/2014