Polly is a gorgeous “torbie”–a cross between a tabby and a tortoiseshell. She has a striking patch of muted orange on her face and a large white blaze on her chest. Polly is intimidated by the other cats here and shows it by growling at them; she needs a little time to get used to most people, too. We believe she’s about 8 years old (as of 12/2009).
Polly has heart disease and asthma, so she’s one of our Special Needs crew. At present, her heart murmur is mild enough so that she doesn’t require any medication for it, but she’ll need an ultrasound every six months to check on her condition. She’s on an inhaler for her asthma. As is the case with people, either condition could change over time. We think she’d do nicely as an “only” cat, or perhaps in a home with one other feline.
Update: Polly continued to be intimidated by other cats in her suite to the point where we’ve brought her out to the lobby. With fewer cats around her, we know she’s happier there.