Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Idaho, United States
Posted Feb 06, 2013
Evy was the sweetest little cat, but unfortunately I adopted her when she was ten years old so I didn't get to have her long. She was at the shelter when I found her and her owner had died. She already had a kidney issue, but she was so sweet and affectionate I couldn't see leaving her there, so I took her home.
She had the quietest meow. You could hardly hear it and it came out at the most as a soft, whispered squeak, while other times you'd just see her mouth open like she was talking but not hear it. She would tap you with her paw when she wanted attention. She loved to be petted and since she was a long-haired cat she needed brushed regularly to avoid knotting.
She did surprisingly have a playful side for being so old and she loved catnip. She was kinda timid, but never backed away from affection. I actually think she was abused before I got her because of this. She was tolerant of other cats, but not really kittens. If they tried to play with her I recall she's growl and strike at them, but never bite them or attack. She surprisingly was good with children though. She would wander up to them immediately.
The only problem was the excessive cost of her kidney treatments and the IVs she ended up needing toward the last year of her life because her kidneys began to fail. That was really expensive.