TORRI THE TORBIE
April 2019 update: Torri had a terrible abscess in her mouth that healed with treatment. We are monitoring her now to be sure it doesn’t return.
Torri is a lovely torbie (tabby-tortie combination) girl who hopes there is a quiet and caring person she can learn to trust and who will have the patience to give her a home of her own forever. She is a healthy spayed female.
Torri may be around 8 but we can't be sure. She gets along with nondominant cats after she gets to know them. Torri was very shy at first and hid a lot when we first got her. Even with coaxing she was not comfortable with people approaching. We gave her time and space to feel safe. Gradually Torri allowed gentle petting but she would wince a bit and then run even with gentle approaches. She would usually disappear as people came near.
With patience Torri has become very trusting of the other cats and is not hiding. With people she knows she is much less fearful now and allows light petting and only runs from people she doesn't know or if she is startled.
We feel that in her very own totally 100% indoors (no patio time, screens on windows, etc.) foster or adoptive home, either as an only cat or with a very mellow nondominant cat who likes other cats, she will flourish with patience. It will be very rewarding to watch a wonderful kitty like Torri evolve with love and time in a quiet home with a person who understands her need to move slowly. She is not a cuddly lap cat but would be a friendly companion for someone, even if they are gone to work during the day. We feel she needs patience to develop a trusting relationship.