As a rule, tortoiseshell cats tend to look a little unusual. The combination of orange, black, grey and white can sometimes follow the cat’s skull bones, and when that happens, these critters can just turn out looking a little odd.
I’ve seen plenty of strange torties in my day, but I think Cathy takes the cake. Her skull patch of orange and white chin makes her look downright spooky… But this is the sweetest cat at the shelter right now.
A Long Wait
Cathy came into the shelter all the way back in October, and she’s been waiting for a home ever since. It looks like she spent a little time feeling under the weather, so she wasn’t ready for a new home. And then, a few technical difficulties kept her away from potential adopters.
So Cathy has been waiting very patiently. And as a result, she’s an old pro at the whole selling herself business.
She leaps right up to greet potential adopters, swishing her tail and rubbing around ankles. She purrs with delight when she’s petted, and she will plop right down in your lap if you sit on the floor.
Taking photos of Cathy is really difficult, as a result. I actually had to take a few photos as selfies, because she just wouldn’t sit still long enough to be photographed. Silly girl.
Cathy came to the shelter as a stray, so we don’t know a lot about her history.
But, she’s a young cat at 3, and she has a lot of spunk and play. She likes toys of all sorts, and she’s eager to investigate new situations. That probably means people looking for quiet and mellow cats should pass this baby up. She has a lot of play left.
It’s also unclear if Cathy would get along with dogs. At the moment, she’s housed next door to some pretty darn loud puppies, and their barking seems to upset her (not surprisingly). If you have a dog-filled home, you might need to chit-chat with the staff about that before Cathy joins you.
I had planned to profile Oscar and Chanel this week, but it’s come to my attention that these two don’t like to be photographed. I had a heck of a time getting Chanel to pose nicely, and Oscar seemed more interested in being petted than working with my camera.
So I’ll just say that these 10-year-old Abyssinian cats are still available and still hoping for a home. They come from an indoor-only background, and they’ve not lived with other pets. They need to be adopted together.
Please come to visit them, even if you don’t feel like adopting at the moment. Chanel, in particular, needs some loving. She’s shy and a little grumpy, and she doesn’t present herself well to new adopters. With a little coaching, she’s bound to get better at salesmanship.
My new shelter cat crush is Boots, a 7-year-old part of a bonded pair. He’s an amazingly friendly, kid-loving, big boy. I’m excited to tell you about him and his sister next week.
That’s it for now! Please share this post, and let’s get all of these cats adopted!