We adopted our cat Nala when we heard that people were taking care of her after she ran away due to living in a house not suited for cats and was living on the streets (afraid of the people’s toddler, that was handling her the wrong way…). Those people felt sorry for her, fed her and started looking for a home or they would take her to a shelter where she would eventually have been put down…
We visited those people to see if there was a click, and we instantly fell in love with her 🙂
She’s our little girl, and I do feel like she is happy with us too 🙂 She’s allowed into the garden (and a vegetable garden that lies behind our house) when we are home, but comes when we call her and also likes to sleep on the terrace, near me as I am her human. I say it this way, because even when she has come to accept my boyfriend, she seems to tend to me more (I think she is afraid of men in general, it took him some time to gain her trust), she will also allow me to pick her up but prefers him not to etc…
From neighbours and when at the vet, we’ve heard the question ‘what breed is she’ very often. Unfortunately, as we adopted/rescued her quasi from the street, we don’t know. It’s pretty obvious that she’s not a pure breed as she is tabby grey with dots (not sure if this is the correct way to say it) but also has some ‘brownish’ very small areas here and there.
However her face does seem very ‘noble’, she is quite a slim kitty, with quite a long body and ears- I take a lot of pictures of her and sometimes I wonder if I did something wrong, but those really are her ears lol!
I suppose she may be a mix of two breeds, or a breed and a non breed, but unfortunately my knowledge is quite ‘small’ in that area. Some people have said there is something of an Abyssinian in there but I don’t know…
If I attach some pictures, hopefully you can help me out (or say that there’s no breed at all in there, which is fine too!).
Her characteristics are: she likes to pretend she likes being on her own, but then regularly comes over and talks to me (especially to make clear what she wants!), and jumps on the sofa to sleep in between my legs. She loves to sit in the bath tub, her morning ritual is that I open the tap slightly and while I brush my teeth, she plays with the water or drinks it.
She loves it when we play with a little ball or a laser pointer, and at night when we go to bed and she still wants to play, we can hear her playing with her toys by herself. She often brings in a little mouse or bird and expects us to play with it as well 🙂
When I call her name or say there’s cookies involved, she’s usually pretty fast to run inside when she’s in the garden!
She’s really smart when she wants to, I’ve been having some problems with my back and to pet or feed her I’ve let her jump on a small table as I can’t duck and now when she wants me to pet her, she jumps on the small table and looks at me 😀
If the pictures aren’t clear or I could help with more info, please let me know — and thanks a lot for your time!