Special Need: Hyperthyroidism & Inappropriate Elimination
If ever there were a cat deserving of the title “Princess,” Peachy is the one.
This flame-point Siamese angel is beyond beautiful, and she knows it. Pay a little too much attention to another cat, and Peachy will let out a patented Peachy sound halfway between a meow and a whine, as if to say, “No, no, look at me!” As her photos make clear, there’s something imperious, even a little superior, about the look perpetually on Princess Peach’s face.
Fortunately, Princess Peachy usually wears her crown lightly. The beauty of the Tabby’s Place Community Room has become a staff and volunteer favorite for her affectionate, quirky nature; chatty ways; and her enormous personality. In classic Siamese style, Peachy has something to say about just about everything, and is an excellent “supervisor” over all the work that goes on in the Community Room (where most of the staff has their office space).
However, Peachy’s affectionate good nature ends with humans: she is not a fan of her own species. Peachy gives anykitty a good swat if they get too close, and she has a special frustration with kittens. If she even sees a kitten having fun, Peachy will let out a squealy growl. But the Peachable One is all talk, fortunately, and things never get ugly in her beautiful orbit.
So why is this gorgeous girl not yet in a forever home of her own? Alas, Peachy has a tendency towards what’s politely called inappropriate elimination: she frequently “does her business” outside the litter box. We’ve discovered that Peachy’s favorite “bathroom” is any sort of flat paper, and we’ll regularly spot her scratching at the large white sheets we put under the litter boxes. Understandably, many adopters are hesitant to take on a cat with spotty bathroom habits, and so Peachy is often admired, but not yet chosen.
In addition to this behavioral issue, 12-year-old Peachy has a medical condition quite common to cats “of a certain age:” hyperthyroidism. This means Peachy’s thyroid gland is producing excess amounts of thyroid hormone. Fortunately, like most hyperthyroid cats, Peachy has responded very well to a medication which controls the production of her thyroid hormones. She receives this medication twice every day (and puts up all the fuss one would expect for a Princess), and we regularly do blood tests to monitor her hormone levels, so as to regulate her dosage.
While Peachy’s “issues” are fortunately not life-threatening, we realize they make it more likely she may be at Tabby’s Place for life. We’re happy to be her loyal subjects, as we love having her in the Community Room, and we love how much she loves making this room her own empire.
Until Peachy finds the perfect, patient adopter, you can be a part of this beautiful girl’s life as her sponsor. Your monthly donation for Peachy helps us to give her the medication, veterinary attention, and royal treatment she needs and deserves.