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January 26, 2012

Sweet and Snuggly Sophia


Sophia is SO sweet. This gentle senior (12+) ladycat was a bit overwhelmed by the many unfamiliar sights, sounds and smells of the shelter when she first arrived at PAWS. While she did enjoy being pet, Sophia seemed to prefer the comfort of her cage -- even when it was her turn for "out" time. About three weeks ago, I decided to try to hold her in my arms, and was delighted to discover that Sophia LOVES being held. She purrs up a storm, drapes her paws over my shoulder, and burrows her head between my neck and shoulder.

With Sophia's secret affinity now revealed -- and with a number of volunteers spending regular time with her -- we are seeing her beautiful personality emerge. She recognizes her favorite volunteers, comes to the front of the cage to be let out, and enjoys being out and about. We've also discovered this lovebug is pretty happy in a nice warm lap if a shoulder isn't available. :)


Sophia is spayed, and up to date on all her vaccinations. She has tested negative for FIV and FeLV. She does have hyperthyroidism, but is regulated and quite good about taking her medication (especially when it is wrapped in a salmon treat). :) Sophia would do well in a quieter home with someone who is willing to give -- and get -- lots of loving snuggles. She would also do best as an only pet. Won't you please consider giving this sweet gal the forever home she deserves?

39 comments:

The Island Cats said...

Sophia is simply gorgeous!

Nadine said...

o she is so cute!

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

It always saddens us when a senior ends up in these circumstances. At this point in her live Sophia deserves a warm lap and regular cuddles...we send White Dog positive energy that someone special will come in and believe the same thing and take this precious girl home.

Kate said...

She is so beautiful and sweet! I'm sure a perfect lap cat too :) I rarely see ginger females here... noticed that most gingers I meet are male.

Cat said...

It's always nice to read about kitties when they come out of their shells with just a little love and attention. I pray someone steps forward to give this lovely senior girl the safe and happy home she deserves!!!!

Dorothy said...

Bless her heart! She's such a beautiful cat and I pray someone will want to love her enough to take her home with them!

Chrissykat said...

What a beautiful expressive face on this sweet girl. I hope there is the perfect person out there to adore her.

Cat Street Boyz said...

Thanks for stopping by and sending good wishes to our Grammom. Sophia is really adorable, we are purrin' she gets a wonderful home soon. =^Y^=

Kat and the Furrsonality gang said...

Hopefully this sophisticated lady finds her forever home soon!

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

She has such a gentle and loving face. I wish her to get the perfect forever home *closing eyes and purring*

Sandra said...

She is just gorgeous and I wish her to find a warm lap and shoulders soon. Good luck Sophia!

Hilary said...

What a cutie

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are purring that Sweet Sophia gets the loving home and cuddles she deserves.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

A few Good Cats said...

That's a coat you don't see every day. Just beautiful...

Brian said...

Oh you sweetie girl, you deserve the purrfect retirement home.

Marg said...

Oh goodness, she is so pretty. And you know that those ginger girl kitties are very very special.WE sure hope that someone takes her in. She looks like such a special kitty.

CatonsvilleCats said...

That is a sweet face. It's always sad when a sweet cat has to be an only pet, as so many cat lovers already have some.
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Alley Cats and Angels of North Carolina said...

She's so beautiful. I'm crossing my fingers and the kitties are crossing their paws that she finds a great home soon.

What a refined lady. Love her..

haopee said...

FIV and FeLV are dangerous diseases right? they aren't curable, right? I think I heard that from Luke Gamble.

She already has a favorite volunteer. That's fantastic.It means she DOES trust people.

I hope she finds a wonderful home.

Huggies and Cheese,

Haopee

Forever Foster said...

Sophia sounds like a divine little lady. We're so happy to hear that she is starting to come out of her shell and wants to share her sweet nature with people. We're sending great big rumbly adoption purrs.

Beth said...

Sophia is a beauty! What a sweetheart, too!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Hey, Sophia, you are really pretty. We think you'll get a home soon.

We were by Rumpydog's and saw the interview with you. We added a link to it in our post for tomorrow.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

It makes me sad that someone must have had to give her up, but thrilled that she is safely there with you, and being loved on. I hope she finds a happy home with warm laps and shoulders ;)

The Purr Diaries said...

OMC she is just so stunning! Praying for her!!! xo

=^..^= said...

Sophia, you are a beauty!

~Slash & Bronzy

Purrfect Haven said...

what sweetheart, your patience paid off... Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

Deb Barnes / Zee and Zoey said...

Ohh... that face! I am so in love with her! How wonderful that you are able to give her the special loving and socialization she needed to come out of her shell. She sure will make someone very happy!

Tamago said...

Sophia is such a sweetheart! She sounds very shy but how wonderful she opened her heart and enjoy being out :-) I hope she will find her forever home soon!

Ryker's Boyz 'n' Allie said...

Allie: *wiggles pink toenails* HI Sophia! What an elegant, sophisticated name! From one shelter girl to another - purring for you to find your perfect forever home!

Pibble said...

Just wanted to thank you for the sweet comments today at SMB. We love you two, too, and appreciate all you do for the kitties at PAWS. You're an inspiration to us all!

Oskar said...

What a beautiful & loving girl she is. I'm so glad she's getting lots of love & I hope she finds her forever home soon!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Rumpydog said...

Isn't that just the sweetest face!!!

Gattina said...

She would be the perfect cat for an elderly lady ! Some women I know would be prepared to take an "old" cat rather than a kitten because cats can live 20 years easily and then the owner would die before, and they don't want to leave a loved pet behind.
I hope you can find such a lady !!

LP said...

What a lovely girl Sophia is! We have our paws crossed that she finds a home or even a long term foster situation.We have that with our two senior foster cats and we love them dearly :)

the critters in The Cottage xo

Photo Cache said...

oh sophia darling we purr you'll be blessing a household with your love soon.

emma and buster

Clooney said...

What a sweetheart Sophia is! It is awesome that PAWS discovered that she is a lovebug. We wish and pray for a very loving forever home for her shortly.

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Sophia is so beautiful...what a sweetheart. Bless you for taking care of her. I hope she finds the purrfect home. We all have our paws crossed for her!
Cindy, Buster, Rudy and Sam

catsynth said...

Sophia sounds like a wonderful companion, it just took the right combination to bring out her personality. Who wouldn't enjoy being with a cat who enjoys laps and shoulders.

Cats can be so particular like that, even having favorite caretakers - to me, that is part of their charm.

Grrreta: Ambrose, Clarence, Teddi, Baskin, and Abner said...

Sophia has such a sweet and beautiful face, and she sound like a really sweet cat. We hope she finds a wonderful forever home very soon