It’s not strictly accurate to say that Flower is tabby-and-white, but it’s difficult to figure out a good description for her. She’s got a white coat on her underside, paws, and some of her face. And she does have some tabby markings in the form of gorgeous black and grey swirls on her sides. Calling Flower a tabby-and-white is like calling a cathedral just another building—your opinion will undoubtedly change once you see the real thing!
Our best guess is that Flower was born sometime in 2005. She can be shy at first, but once she warms up to you she’s sweet-natured and a gentle cat. She has no issues with other cats and gets along especially well with suitemate Sylvia (the two do not need to be adopted together).
When Flower came to us, she was diagnosed with invasive squamous cell cancer on the tip of her nose. At first, we thought we might have to remove her nose-tip, but the cancer was treated successfully with radiation. Given the nature of cancer, there is always the chance that it could return at some point; Flower will have to be monitored for this for the rest of her life. At this writing (/6/11/11), she’s doing just fine.
If you’ll excuse the pun, we believe that Flower will blossom into a loving companion in the right environment. Is there room for her in your home and heart?