Cat of the Week
Bella is an older lady (12.5 years young) who came into CatWatch earlier this year. She currently lives with her foster carer, with two other cats and a dog but deserves to be in a quieter household, ideally as an only cat. She is a beautiful tortoiseshell, who enjoys every now and then coming to sit on your lap. However, she is fiercely independent, with everything, including a stroke, on her terms. Being a tortoiseshell, she comes with a tortoiseshell attitude and initially takes a lot of patience and understanding for her to settle in a home. She has been through a lot of change, which she does not understand at her age- imagine living in the same house until you were in your later years to be suddenly uprooted into a different home with different people with no explanation. That would be enough to stress a person out let alone a cat! Being an older lady, she has arthritis, a very common condition in older cats. This therefore means there is an associated cost to her care having daily painkillers, but this is a minimal cost. Since being on medication, she is much happier and mobile, enjoys playing with dangly toys and sitting in the window watching the world go by. She also enjoys going out into the garden to sunbathe.