Photo Comments Age: 8 Years Sex: Female Weight: 7 lbs.
Leave a treat for Georgie
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April 1st 2005
sliced deli turkey, being petted
being picked up
Pretty much anything
Favorite Nap Spot:
on the kitty condos
sliced deli turkey, dry food
She sits up on her hind legs like a little bear to get everyone's attention when you are handing out turkey!
Georgie is maybe a year and a half old. She came into the shelter with her sister, Carrie.
Georgie is a shorthaired grey tabby with white feet; her sister was a medium hair grey tabby. They were both painfully shy, at first, but Carrie quickly decided humans were ok, and even enjoyed being picked up. She got adopted out fairly quickly as an older kitten. Georgie was much more hesitant. She finally started coming out around a few select volunteers. She is a smart girl - she quickly learned a new game, which is if you hold out sliced deli turkey and say, "Georgie, UP!" she'll stand on her hind legs for it. In fact, she'll often offer up this behavior as soon as she sees the turkey - you'll turn around and there she is, patiently sitting up on her haunches with her front feet in front of her, waiting for turkey. She also recognizes her name - pretty good in a shelter full of 90 cats.
She does not like to be picked up. Although her sister adjusted to it, it may just be that too much time passed before she became friendly to be able to tolerate being picked up. Then again, even some very friendly cats don't like to be picked up. She's never tried to jump in a lap, but that doesn't mean that she might not turn into a lap cat. She certainly would be the kind of a cat that would lie down next to you to be petted.
She's very friendly to the volunteers she's befriended. She shows the typical confused recovering-feral behavior, of behaving slightly inappropriately - she gets so excited that she rolls around on the ground (much like she's in heat) and yells at you, and will crawl up and nip gently at your hands. This is extremely likely to go away once she's in a new calm house and she's adjusted to her new people - it's not uncommon that cats who weren't socialized properly as kittens take time to learn to behave properly with humans.
She's never been aggressive towards people or other cats, but isn't one of the cats that sits in a group with the other shelter cats. She might like other feline companions, but would probably be fine as an only cat. She is a very petite cat, and will never be large; she still looks like an overgrown kitten. She definitely likes deli turkey.
Georgie will make somebody a great pet, but the person who adopts her should be one who is used to working with somewhat-shy cats, and not have a super-busy household. She'd probably run from dogs at first, but a cat-savvy dog may be fine with her.
Georgie is available in the San Jose/SF Bay area from Town Cats, a non-profit no-kill pet shelter, foster network, and feline advocacy group in Morgan Hill, CA: www.towncats.org
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Gimme the turkey!
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