Lilac, a senior calico (about 15 years of age as of mid-September, 2010), is simply beautiful. She has lots of white on her legs and tummy, as well as a white chest and white blaze on her face. The rest of her coat has mottled patches of deep black and orange; her ears have especially pretty markings. She is declawed in front, so of course she must be an indoor-only cat.
Although she’s rather large for a female, Lilac is not at all intimidating. In fact, she gets along well with other cats. Her fussy suitemate Cali, who’s usually uber-territorial, has even been seen going up to rub on her! Lilac’s former housemate Mia is also with us and also up for adoption, but the two do not need to be adopted together.
Lilac can be shy initially, but she does warm up to people with a little time. We love her deep-toned purr! She’d be a particularly good companion for someone who’s a bit older and/or more sedentary.
Update: Lilac was recently diagnosed with mammary cancer (November 2010) and has started a course of chemotherapy which we hope will slow the spread of the cancer. Currently, she is tolerating the chemo very and continues to be a happy, sweet girl.