This female orange tabby came from difficult circumstances. Her elderly owner was no longer able or willing to take care of her and surrendered her to the humane society. It has been interesting and a joy watching Pandora relax in her foster home. She shares her space with two adult cats, one female and one male.
Pandora will play “chase the toes” under the sheet, especially in the morning, when she is waiting to be fed. She showed no interest in playing with the sheets when the bed linens are changed.
She will let you know when she is hungry and can get feisty with the other cats at this time. She is not territorial over food and will eat while the other cats are walking or sitting around her. She is doing well on the Purina Beyond Grain-Free Chicken blend. I have offered other grain free dry food without success. She is not fond of canned food, with or without being mixed with the dry.
Pandora is litter trained but prefers the litter box to be cleaned at least every other day. The litter boxes are open (no cover), with scoopable litter.
Pandora enjoys being petted and brushed and can be held on her back. She will also allow her tummy to be lightly rubbed.
Pandora will join me when I am in either bedroom and lay around nearby. Occasionally she will jump on the computer desk and walk past asking for a back scratch, but is not overly bothersome.
She loves to lie in the sun. Her favorite rest area is on top of a blanket chest covered with a thick blanket and pillow. She will “chirp” when she spots the birds on the gutter or trees outside the window. Pandora also enjoys sleeping under a light blanket on the bed. If disturbed by the other cats jumping on the bed, she protests loudly, but does not move from under the blanket.
She is treat motivated. I took a small box, punched a bunch of holes in it and added some dry treats to it. Pandora was very involved in getting to the treats and would not allow the other female cat to play with the box at the same time. This worked out fine. While Pandora was tossing the box around, a treat or two would fall out. With Pandora distracted, the other female cat would swoop in and snag the prize.
I have clipped Pandora’s nails twice now. The front paws are pretty easy to get, but that is the end of her patience. I just wait for her to take a nap and when she is relaxed and waking up, I take care of the back feet. Of course, kitty treats are provided as a reward for being a good kitty.
She has no interest in climbing. I have tested her on a tall cat tree and she will not cling, but rather will drop to the floor or lower level. She also had difficulty jumping both horizontally and vertically, almost like this was a new activity for her. Pandora eventually would figure out how much effort was required to make the leaps she was interested in. There was never any sign of lack of balance or staggering in her walk.
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