|Rescued||09 Jun, 2023|
|Date of Birth*||09 Jan, 2021|
|Colour||White and Tabby|
Polly is a striking short haired white puss with tabby patches over her.
Known History & Temperament
Polly was surrendered to care by her former owners as she had troubles with young children.
Since coming into care, through waves and troughs of behaviour adaptations, Polly has proven herself to be affectionate, assertive and her own lady. In care with another cat, she became withdrawn – to the point of urinating inappropriately… potentially territorial marking – however once segregated she again became the adoring wanting miss that deserves cuddles and loads of strokes and petting (and bonus, uses her tray properly.)
- Totally chill, not bovvered
- Loves snuggle time, but also ‘alone’ time
- Shy, gentle, tentative
- Prefers to be alone – no other animals or people needed
Interests and Hobbies
Polly spends a lot of her time sleeping in her catcave away from attention and when given the chance, takes up a lot of ‘cat tv’ through the window. Lounging in a sunny catio would be a dopamine delight for Polly.
When active, she will turn ‘loose parts’ into play and then bat miscellaneous items around the house, or do zoomies up and down the hall.
Polly is not a ‘wet’ food cat… she simply turns her nose up a the various wet food options, including roast chicken or warmed salmon. She does though, devour flavored kibbles and plays ‘hunti’ with ‘treat’ kibble placed in the middle of her dish.
Polly was recently tested with a very polite greyhound, and emphatically told that pooch where to go. (He is still in therapy at his own home) So definitely is not a dog pal.
Polly is also not a ‘lap’ cat, or long to ‘hold’ cat… she will accept affection, however she needs to feel secure with all feet on floor or a bench (back of sofa??) and will keep the attendant petting for hours.
Polly has had problems with different texture litter offerings, avoiding wood pellet and being gracious around finer sand/grain style litters. Her carer believes this may be part of her inappropriate urinating in the house.
Polly’s ideal home would be with older kids who understand to ‘leave her be’ instead of chasing… or with independent pawrents.
Given Polly’s current behaviours around other friendly felines and hounds, she would be best suited to being an only cat, who can be left to snooze long periods away while pawrents are at work (good for shift workers) and will keep her continuously supplied with refreshed and clean litter trays.
There is nothing to note of Polly’s health, she is currently up to date on all vaccinations.
As Polly’s diet is all dry kibble, she would need plenty of clean water options to drink from to avoid urinary issues.
Polly is though, fastidious about her litter in trays and this could be an issue leading to urinating elsewhere in the house if trays aren’t kept clean and she doesn’t like the litter type.