Claire confounds and confuses. She is an enigma wrapped up in a shiny, solid black coat. Her story is full of twists and turns and the depths of her round eyes are fathomless.
Although black cats are often (wrongly) associated with bad luck, Claire has had a string of good fortune. She was likely born outside in 2017 and began her life as a feral cat. She and her litter of kittens were found by a good Samaritan in 2018, who became their capable caretaker. After the kittens were thankfully placed in homes, Claire happily lived outside her caretaker’s house for a year. Unexpectedly, however, Claire’s fate turned and she became desperately ill. Weak and blind, Claire needed the love and care of Tabby’s Place in order to survive.
Under the vigilance of our wonderful staff and volunteers, Claire recovered and began to explore her new home. Although Claire has regained some of her eyesight, she cannot see well enough to return to the outdoors. The transition from free-roaming community cat to spoiled, indoor cat was confusing to Claire at first, and it took her some time to adjust to her new surroundings. Nevertheless, she is now playful and loves to chase after stuffed mice in our community room. Despite her limited vision, Claire sees well enough to navigate her space, climb up to the windows, and follow around the other cats, so don’t let her partial blindness scare you away!
Claire has also revealed her cheeky side. She often enjoys pestering the other cats by patting at them with her tiny paws, but she fairly allows them to do the same. She may no longer be a kitten and has put aside that exuberant energy, but she still loves to play. Claire would make a great addition to most families, especially if they have another young, playful cat.
Come and visit and maybe the next twist of luck will land her right in your lap!