Franny is a beautiful, deep-hued tortoiseshell, with the typical “tortie” mottled black-and-orange coat and a cute black nose. She’s a quieter, older girl, but she’s very fond of the company of people. She’ll come over to you to ask for attention, even if she’s never met you before. She doesn’t seem to be a lap cat, at least for the present, but she’ll sit next to you, purring loudly, as you pet her. Although Franny is so fond of humans, she doesn’t seem to care much for other cats. Because of this, we recommend she go to a home with few other felines.
Update: Franny is in the beginning stage of renal disease. We do not know how quickly or slowly this will progress; many cats live with this condition for years. We have moved her to a room with fewer felines, and, to our surprise, she’s become quite chatty. If you don’t give her attention quickly enough, or stop too soon, she’ll mew loudly to let you know it’s time you got with the program! Franny also has arthritis, asthma, and diabetes for which she is currently on medication. She continues to be affectionate with people and will often sit in a cat bed on our Sanctuary Manager’s desk, apparently happy just to be near the humans. At morning meetings, she’ll walk around the table, looking for “pets” from everyone and occasionally sticking her nose into a mug of coffee or tea to see if she finds anything interesting there.