Annie is a medium-sized gray tabby, with a bit of cream color on her muzzle and chin. She has an unusually wide face, which gives her an exotic look. Our best guess is that she was born around March of 2004. She’s a very sweet girl with people and will actively seek out attention. She does OK with most other cats; she’ll growl or hiss at them for a couple of days when she first encounters them, but she tends to settle down pretty quickly.
Annie was recently diagnosed with intestinal lymphoma, and she’s currently undergoing chemotherapy. Now you’d think chemotherapy would be all that a cat could handle, but Annie had other plans. For years, the bully in the Community Room has been Queen. Queen isn’t very big, but she can be aggressive with both people and other felines, and she’s clearly the Top Cat in the Community Room…or rather, she was. Once Annie moved in, she simply took over Queen’s spot on our Development Director’s desk. There was no big showdown, no big fight; it’s merely that Annie is fearless. Queen had occupied that desk for years, intimidating other cats into giving it up, but Annie didn’t care. She claimed the desk for her own within a week, and, to our amusement, the formerly-indomitable Queen has simply stopped sleeping there. This is obviously a cat of great strength of character!
We’re very happy that Annie continues to do so well while in the midst of chemotherapy, and we hope that will continue. If there is room in your heart and home for a Special Needs cat, do consider our sweet gray tabby.
UPDATE (9/9/14): Annie has moved into one of our suites so that she can receive a special diet.