Sadie

Gender Female
Breed DSH
Color Grey White
Markings Tabby
Personality Friendly Outgoing Timid
How I Feel About Children Not Comfortable
How I Feel About Dogs Unknown
How I Feel About Cats Very Comfortable
Age 10 years

Sadie

Pretty Sadie is a little grey tabby girl, born about mid-August, 2011. She’s sister to our Clem (note that the two need not be adopted together). The two were found during our trap-neuter-release operation at an area women’s correctional facility. We were concerned about their ability to survive the winter (they were only a couple of months old when found), and we thought that, if we brought them in, we might be able to get them over their fear of people. It is working, but slowly. Sadie is still quite shy, and she’ll need patience from any adopter. She’s a healthy girl, as far as we can determine. For the present, we feel she might do best in a home without small children, but we believe she’ll get over her timidity eventually, and once she does she’ll likely be fine with most people.

Update, 2/16/12: Thanks to a lot of patient attention from our staff and volunteers, Sadie is now much better with people than she was. You can pet her, and she actually enjoys it and will sit calmly while you do so, though she’s still a bit skittish. Sadie startled us by developing twitching that involves her eyes, ears, and whiskers. When this continued, we took her to see a specialist, who had absolutely no idea what was going on. A visit to a second specialist followed, part of a Tabby’s Place unintentional specialty that we call “Stump the Neurologist”. That neurologist was unable to conclude anything, either. He gave us some anti-seizure medication for Sadie. Though everyone agrees it’s very unlikely that these twitches are seizures, the medication should help us rule out any seizure condition. It seems that the twitches might be stress-related, but at present we’re not certain. Stay tuned for more on our sweet grey tabby girl…