Gender Female
Breed DSH
Color Grey Cream
Markings Tortoiseshell
Personality Friendly Outgoing Easy-Going
How I Feel About Children Very Comfortable
How I Feel About Dogs Unknown
How I Feel About Cats Very Comfortable
Age 22 years


We’ve seen a lot of cats come through our doors. Cats can be quirky animals, but even for a cat, Abby is rather eccentric. She was adopted from us years ago, in fact, along with our Ruthie. Unhappily, due to personal issues, both cats were returned us in June of 2011 (the personal issues were with the adopters; the cats had done nothing amiss).

Abby is large for a female. She’s a cute dilute tortoiseshell, with more grey than buff in her coat. She can be vocal, depending upon the situation. For instance, show her a brush and call her name, and you’ll have instantaneous assurance that she’s doing her best to get to you immediately. Unlike many of our cats, who won’t tolerate it, Abby adores a gentle brushing. Soft brush or stiffer wire bristles, she’ll do her best to rub her cheeks repeatedly on the brush, occasionally pausing to nip the bristles. She likes having the rest of her coat brushed, as well, except for her tummy (no matter how careful I am there, she doesn’t appear to enjoy it). She also carries her tail flat over her back, a habit I find irresistible.

We estimate that Abby was born in the fall of 2001. We believe she’d do best around fewer cats, especially those who aren’t too domineering (she lived in the same household with friendly, gentle Ruthie for 5+ years and did very well, so we know she can coexist with other felines). Note that Abby and Ruthie need not be adopted together.

We know Abby has a lot to offer the right person or family. Do consider her if you’re looking to add to your family.