HERE IS WHAT OUR VOLUNTEERS SAY ABOUT ASHLEY AFTER HAVING HER IN THEIR HOME DURING A HOLIDAY WEEKEND:
"We had her Saturday through Monday morning. She was really, really, really easy, purring and hunkering down on my tween daughter when she took a nap in my office, and curling up with/on me when I'd join her on the daybed.
She does like to chew on things (cellphones pointed at her, cords) and claw on rugs and such, but I keep a bathmat under my desk for my dogs to park on that she had a great time clawing at and I couldn't care less. It wasn't destructive, really. I think she just likes to explore all options available!
Her IBS pill routine took 30 seconds and was so easy. One pill in the AM an hour before you feed her, and that's it. She takes it, gives you a sullen look, and its forgotten a minute later. You can pretty much leave her dry food out for her all day, because it isn't very exciting food so she doesn't wolf it down and there is no fear of her overeating.
My husband pet her into a "crazy time" where she started charging around and playing with paper wads that Annika and I tossed for her. She's so quiet in her kennel at AWF, so it was so much fun to watch her run and jump and play with abandon. She was always very careful with her claws and it was pure happy crazy cat-ness. She was having a blast!
I think she was happy to be in a new space, accommodated quickly, and would have been totally comfortable exploring more rooms. I think she'll transition to a new home really easily.
Ashley's daily IBS medication shouldn't stop any interested adopter from considering her. It's super simple and shouldn't really be an issue for someone who has a nice structured schedule where they have enough time in the morning to pop the pill and wait an hour to feed her. The surprise issue to a new adopter would be that she doesn't like her current food. She will want any other pet's food, because her bland food isn't very exciting to her!
All Ashley wants is to be a part of someone's life; she's very sweet, very polite, very loving, very easy, very affectionate. With her food/IBS stuff nailed she is totally healthy and not in any way a burden."
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