Rosaleigh is a wonderful, wonderful, kitty who needs a good home. She loves people and only wants to be next to them. She’s not annoying or clingy, but bonds with her human very quickly. She’s not afraid of strangers either, unless they are very loud and then she shows caution, but seldom bolts.
She has tons of energy and she is constantly exploring. She loves to chase little balls around the room and play with catnip toys – she’s actually capable of entertaining herself very well. She sleeps on her cat bed in the foster room every night and never complains. She’s very smart but not overly curious, and she is fascinated by running water. She’ll sit in the window sill, on your lap, or if you leave, she’ll simply wait on her bed for you to return.
I suspect she is an Abyssinian mix. I don’t usually designate my foster cats as any specific "breed" but Rosalie has such a unique personality that I was curious enough to do a bit of research. She definitely has the face shape, the big ears, the huge green eyes and the ticked coat of an Abyssinian. And the description of the breed from Wikipedia fits her well:
"Abyssinians are extroverted, extremely active, playful, willful and intelligent. They are usually not "lap cats", because they are usually too preoccupied with exploring and playing. They have quiet, engaging voices. "Abys", as they are affectionately referred to by their fans, need a great deal of love and interaction with the family to keep them happy and can get depressed without daily activity and attention. They generally get along well with other cats, although they need their space and the females can sometimes be irritable around other cats. Abyssinians are known for their curiosity and enjoy exploring their surroundings, including heights. They are sensible cats that do not take unnecessary risks. As one might expect from such an intelligent and physically capable breed, Abyssinians are known to be formidable hunters. They adore toys and can play for hours with a favorite ball. Some play fetch."
That pretty much describes her. And it explains why she was so miserable in her previous home, where she was locked up in a room by herself because of an altercation with another kitty. I imagine she thought she’d been abandoned again, just like in 2009 when she and her brother were abandoned in a pet carrier inside a local pet supply store.
Hopefully the third time will be the charm for Rosaleigh. She’s available for adoption through Cat Matchers.