Skills: She lets a two year old child do whatever she wants to her!!
indoors and outdoors
Arrival Story: Our neighbors bred their cat on purpose for a specific type of cat. They ended up with 5 kittens, none of which were exactly what they were wanting. Sheba's mom used to come over to our house all the time and hide in our garage (had a kitty door), then Sheba started to also. The neighbors abandoned the momma cat because she was fighting with the kittens (later they found out from the vet that was normal behavior, the mother was just weaning them). The neighbors never named the cats just called Sheba "the little black kitty without a collar" (she had a twin so they put a collar on one to tell them apart). We named Sheba, Sheba because it sounded like 'shecat' and we didn't want the neighbors to know we were secretly trying to keep her. Then one day Sheba got hit by a car and runs into our garage. The 11 year old girl that is one of the kids from Shebas house came over frantic wanting in to get the cat. We helped her get the scared cat (Sheba did not want to come out to the girl but did when I came out with some food). The girl advised that they were going to take the cat to the vet. 4 hours later I go out in the garage to grab something and the cat is laying on the steps, so I let her come inside the laundry room and then noticed that she was still bleeding - a lot! I went over to the neighbors and asked what they were going to do because the cat is bleeding still - the mom who is a nurse came over to get the cat to bandage it up. Once she got there she asked if I would mind taking care of the cat overnight since I had a room that she would be able to stay in without having other cats or animals bother her and I agreed to. When they brought Sheba back over the mom told me that she is going to just find a field somewhere hopefully with a barn and drop Sheba off out there. I told her No she won't I would keep the cat. She agreed to take Sheba to the vet and to get her spayed for us. 3 days later and they still had not come back to get the cat. I had taken Sheba in to my vet the very next morning as soon as my vet office opened so I knew she was going to be ok but might need her tail amputated. Finally 4 days after being hit by a car the neighbors come over to take the cat to the vet. While at their vet office they call me to advise that their vet says the cat will need her tail amputated and asked if that was ok, and I said yes. A few months later they spayed Sheba for us. Never asked a cent from us for any of it and Sheba has been inside our home ever since. We recently moved out to the country and now Sheba has become an outdoor/indoor cat again.