this week’s cat is emma. a very special name to me, as it’s my middle name which i was given in remembrance of my great-grandmother, whom my father loved very much, she died before i was born, but her name stays with me always.
back to feline emma.
miss emma is a sweet and pretty tortie who came to PAWS with several other cats from a home that had too many cats.
when i first met emma, her shyness broke my heart, as she peered from inside her hidey-bin. she wants nothing more than to have you pet her, she’ll push her head against your hand, asking for more, all the while purring away. just look at this face
oh and as soon as you touch her back, she’ll shoot her butt straight up in the air, we call this the “butt elevator” and she’s great at it, it’s her way of saying “yes, I like that VERY much!”
i chose emma for my cat tuesday because, i’m afraid she gets overlooked so often. during visiting hours, she’s most likely to be found in one of the hidey-bins around the colony. when potential adopters come through, they don’t often pay much attention to the cats in the bins, and, she is one of the many amazing ones that are hiding away, a hidden gem of sweetness.
last night, at the end of my shift, i went into the colony she resides in (the orange colony, as you can tell by the wall shelf color), there she was, in her bin. she looked out at me, i soft-blinked at her, she soft-blinked back, and i knew then she was my cat tuesday girl. i sat down next to her bin, placed my hand inside and began to pet her, she purred, bumped my hand with her head when i stopped and was content. when the day had come to a close for cat city, and all was quiet, out came emma from her bin and she perched herself on the wall shelf. there she stayed as she soaked up attention, pets and love.
these are my thoughts; emma is an amazing and sweet lady. she is loving and mellow. she would be most comfortable and happy in a quiet adult-only home. if you are looking for a sweet cat to bring into your life, maybe emma is for you. if you think she’s as beautiful as i do, and she sounds as sweet as she, you can visit her at the cat city location of paws in the university district of seattle. just remember, she’s probably in one of the bins, so ask one of the staff members or very helpful volunteers if you can visit with her and they’ll take you into a private room where you can get acquainted (and hopefully, fall in love).
you can read more about emma here
until next time, be kind to animals and remember adopt don’t buy!