I am already spayed, a special needs pet, and up to date with shots.
Sophie is a special and lovable cat in many ways and for many reasons.
Sophie is approximately 10 years old. She has a beautiful coat of grey and white tabby fur and stunning green eyes.
The most definitive word that comes to mind to describe her personality is sweet. She has the sweetest demeanour of any cat or animal we've ever known. She loves to be close to her person, curled up in a fetus-type position with her head dug deep in your lap, and loves to look out a window at the world outside. Being an older cat, Sophie loves her sleep, but also enjoys chasing after string toys. She has spent some time with other cats in the past, but like most cats, it takes Sophie a while to get comfortable. Therefore, the best setting for her would be in a single cat home.
Sophie will need a special home and special people to look after her. As a kitten Sophie was diagnosed with a neurological condition (that probably occurred in the birthing process). When she's nervous and at other times she gets disoriented, clumsy and jerks her head back. She has been on medication in the past but has been off it for the last 4 years and has been able to live a full cat life.
When Sophie gets disoriented she finds her safe place (a pillow, cat tunnel) and sleeps it off. She then wakes up and is a normal cat, ready to eat, play, look out the window. When in the company of strangers, Sophie usually likes to be left alone in a safe hiding place. What aggravates her condition the most is making trips to the vet--but fortunately these are few and far between.
It is truly inspiring how this cat has been able to live a normal cat life with her condition. Sophie has taught a lot about perseverance and strength.
Sophie's present guardian is very sad to have to find Sophie a new home and would not be letting her go if not for her own health-related situation. It was a very difficult decision to make but she has faith that Sophie will do well in a quiet home with guardians who are sensitive to her need for a quiet and safe space when necessary and who will appreciate her health condition as something livable and manageable for all. Sophie's condition is what makes her particularly special and one-of- a- kind in all the best ways possible.
If you think you'd like to have your heart warmed by the affection of this sweetest of sweet cats please contact PAWS for more information.