Cleo is a beautiful, gentle soul: sweet, friendly, and just a tad shy. She is not a lap cat, per se, but she LOVES to give her human companions soothing massages, gently kneading sore muscles while serenading you with the softest purr you’ve ever heard (in fact she enjoys this so much that she’s sometimes been known to drool in happiness).
In many ways, Cleo is Zen cat (unfazed by disturbances as loud as a fire alarm), but don’t be fooled into thinking she’s a couch potato. Yes, you will find her spending a good chunk of time resting and she does love being groomed, but wait until she busts out the moves and leaps into action with one of her favourite toys (a rolled up paper ball).
Cleo was rescued from Toronto Animal Services, where she had been surrendered because her owner had died.
Overall, Cleo has adjusted splendidly to her foster home, but despite her stoic nature, she can still be a bit of a scaredy-cat, so she will benefit from a peaceful and quiet forever home and adoptive parents who can be patient with her continual adjustment and respective of her comfort zones (e.g. she’s not keen on being picked up, but does like belly rubs; go figure!). She is afraid of young children but has been tolerant of a rambunctious 8-month old kitten, and has even learned to enjoy playing tag and wresting with the little one. So, Cleo can be content on her own and may also be happy with an easy-going feline friend, but overall a gentle approach and daily doses of affection and attention will help her grown into a more confident purring love-machine.
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