Photography by Lara Blair
April 1st, 2015

Buckle

– THIS CAT IS NOT BEING HOMED THROUGH THE PIXIE PROJECT. THIS IS A COURTESY POSTING; PLEASE CONTACT HARRIET AT THE EMAIL BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION –

I’ve had Buckle for eight years, and I think she is about ten years
old.  She is an American shorthair tuxedo cat with lovely, expressive
eyes.  She is chubby, about 12 lbs. even though she doesn’t over-eat
(I always measure her food every day), and is in excellent health.
She has been indoors only.

Her personality is very sweet and quiet.  She doesn’t meow at all, and
only uses her voice a little to remind us when it’s time to be fed.
She is very shy and hides in a cupboard or closet when we have
visitors.  Sometimes we ask where she is and she has been in a closed
closet all day, and then she happily steps out and has lasted all day
long without making a mess.

She doesn’t hop onto laps, but snuggles herself up alongside me when I
am laying down and is a very comforting, purry pet.  If someone she
doesn’t know tries to pet her, especially a child, she will sometimes
swipe with her claws and scratch.  She has never bitten.  For two
years she lived along with another female cat, and Buckle used to roll
and show her tummy submissively to the other cat who was a little mean
and hissy.  We ended up keeping them separated, but the other cat had
never gotten along with any animals.  Buckle has no experience with
dogs.  With outdoor cats that come to our door, she hisses defensively
but I don’t think she would know how to attack/defend herself.

The original shelter she came from had given us the wrong information
packet, so for seven years we thought Buckle was a boy!  Now that we
know she is a girl, it makes a lot more sense with her personality.  I
got Buckle because my daughter begged for a cat and fell in love with
Buckle at the shelter.  Now of course, it has always been mom (me)
feeding, cleaning and looking after her.  I have MS and I find it
increasingly stressful to care for an animal.  I would like to find a
safe, loving home for her.  She is more attached to me than to anyone
else so this is very sad for me.

She is not up to date with shots, so I would be happy to provide a
credit for the cost of shots for the new owner.  She has a microchip
from the original shelter, but I am concerned that since they gave us
the wrong information packet, the microchip needs to be re-registered.
She is spayed.  She doesn’t mark urine anywhere.

Thank you for reading. For more information contact Harriet at anotherhatsie@gmail.com.







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