Cat of the Week: Jackie

Julia D Cat of the Week

“Mama Cat” Jackie arrived at Last Hope earlier this year as a young, single mom with six adorable, tiny babies in tow. Although she was a loving and attentive mama cat, Jackie’s work as mama is now done. Her babies have flown the coop, and she can enjoy retirement from parenting responsibilities. Jackie is approximately 1.5 years old. She is a medium size gal, with very soft light grey tabby striped and greenish eyes. She is a bit timid at first with new people but warms up easily. She arches her back and will headbutt your hand for more petting when you stop. Jackie warms up faster to women than men but will warm up to a kind and soft-spoken man, as she did at her foster home.

Jackie is in good health, albeit she has some discoloration in her left eye that the vet felt was probably is leftover from an infection she had as a youngster. It appears to be strictly cosmetic, however, and she does not display symptoms of any visual impairment. Jackie is still young at heart and likes to play with toys as much as she likes to bask in the sunlight. She would be happiest in a home with no dogs, or very mellow cat-savvy dogs. She can be intimidated by boisterous and loud children. She would be happier with older kids and adults. She does get along with most other cats and enjoys their companionship. The ideal situation for her would be a quiet home with one or two other cats.