Orange-and-white females can sometimes be temperamental, but if there’s a better-natured or calmer girl out there than our Nellie, we have yet to find her. Nellie has a typical orange stripey tail, orange on her back and head, and orange on her muzzle; the rest of her coat is, of course, white. She dotes upon chin rubs and, in fact, upon attention in general. Sit down, and she’s likely to climb into your lap. Otherwise, she’ll sit near you, often with one paw up, as if asking why you’re not petting her.
Nellie was born in 2005. She had lived in a private home as an indoor cat. Her previous owner reported that she got outside once. Although she was recovered relatively quickly, she has had some diarrhea ever since. She had several litter box mishaps when this condition was new, but she has had exactly none since she was started on a special diet here. This new diet has helped her diarrhea significantly. She’ll have to remain on her prescription food for the foreseeable future, but in the long term we’re hopeful she’ll be able to be weaned off it.
Nellie does require a little extra care and must watch what she eats, but she’s such a sweet girl that we like to think there’s someone out there willing to open their home to her.