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Isis (Missy) Affectionate anxious lady has found love! 

We are absolutely delighted to report that Isis has found her new pawrent who already loves her unconditionally just as she is! 

Despite our concerns about Isis being overly stressed by her return to Sunny Harbour Cat Rescue and any detrimental effect it may have had,  in light of reports from the previous owner, we need not have been worried as in fact quite the opposite occurred much to our delight!

Those concerned for her will be very happy to learn that Isis settled back into life at Sunny Harbour fantastically well and was eating and enjoying cuddles within minutes of her arrival and made sure she got us all running around to her liking!

It’s been amazing seeing her respond so well to her new pawrent so quickly during her time here and Paul’s pretty sure he caught them snuggled up asleep together in her pen /housing yesterday!  💖😉💖💖

Even after just a couple of short visits it’s clear to see the devotion they have for one another already and we look forward to watching their journey together unfold in the coming months.  💖💖💖💟💟💟


Isis’s Original Adoption page is show below.  

Missy is a very loving, affectionate cat who will weave between your feet the moment they touch the floor in the mornings, pausing only to use her scratching post on the way past, will intently watch you clear her litter tray (to make sure it passes muster) and ensure you get her breakfast before doing anything else of a morning!

Missy is a past Sunny Harbour Cat Rescue resident who has unfortunately found herself in need of a new home due to her current owners change in circumstances which has involved Missy being left on her own for long periods.  This has exacerbated Missy’s anxiousness and caused her to over groom until she is bald on her front legs and has started hiding away and so we all agree that it is better to find her new pawrents that can meet her needs and where she can have the company that she is used to.

By this we mean that Missy would be best suited to a home where someone works from home ideally as she is the perfect companion cat or even someone out the house for part time work.  She is fine being left for a few hours at a time but not a full working day of 8am to 6pm or overnight on her own repeatedly.   We have listed her as in need of an Adult Only Home but have included Older Children as we feel that she may cope well with older calm teenagers in the home also giving her the opportunity for company should she wish it at different times of the day.  Certainly she does need a quiet home as she is not used to lots of loud noises.

Missy’s background before she came to Sunny Harbour was a catalogue of stressful situations and she had started out as a stray cat found in appalling conditions going to another rescue from where she went through 2 or 3 unsuitable homes before finding her way to us.  We spent months trying to find the right home for her but sadly due to the change in circumstances we have no choice but to uproot her again to address her anxiety but we want to be sure that this change will be her very last.

Missy is 6 years old and is up to date on all her vet checks and vaccinations, is neutered and we are hoping we can find a home for her soon so that we can move her from her current home straight into her new home without the need to come into rescue again causing more undue stress.  We only have a limited time in which to do this as her current owner has also notified us that she is moving home in August so we would very much appreciate everyone’s help in sharing her appeal for a new home.

Her current Pawrent says this of Missy:

She can move like lightening around her domain when she has one of her ‘mad moments’ and loves to play with ribbon and anything else that can be whipped around and across the floor. She also has her favourite ‘mouse’ but its only that one mouse – no others compare.  Roll a ball for her or a screwed up piece of paper and she will give you a ‘what am I suppose to do with that’ look.  She is also quite partial to valerian.  She can be a chatty cat, and has lots of very sweet vocal habits.

She adores her scratching post, and has never scratched my furniture.  She has her routine of a pre breakfast pole scratch and ‘welcome home’ pole scratch.  She has her window bed which she spends a lot of time on, watching the world go by and love snoozing in the sunshine.

Checking out the neighbours

Checking out the neighbours

She likes having a dark safe place to go to when she feels the need – a classic introvert who love attention but sometimes needs down time.  Some days she will hide for hours for no real reason, and can be coaxed out but on her terms.  She has a bed set up in my wardrobe (which has curtains rather than doors so she can come and go as she pleases) and her having this dedicated safe space works well.    She does have a fear or garbage trucks for some unknown reason but this has got  better with time.   She is terrified of the washing machine however and even a pile of clothes being picked up from the floor suggesting its wash day will send her scurrying.  This is one of her fears I just haven’t been able to combat.  She will hide away immediately but does now come out before the wash cycle has finished, which is an improvement.

She has two litter trays – having worked through her stress urinary issues in the past I found this to be a helpful aid that has remained in place.  I also make sure its as private for her as I can manage.  They sit next to each other, and she sometimes only uses one but I feel this just helps with her previously advised preference of tray cleanliness.

Toilet habits are regular, and she has been clean for over 18 months now.  I still praise her however, every time I’m cleaning her tray out and she is supervising me…  She has the wooden pellet litter – I would recommend this isn’t changed.

With neighbourhood cats she now stands her ground and protects her territory as is her right, we have a few local cats who drop by to say hello.  She has never actually attacked any of them when they have encroached on her territory (not even when one cheekily wandered in to the house) but she will see them off, but I’ve never seen her get into a fight, only vocal battling.

Settling down for sleep.

Settling down for sleep.

Food wise she is less food focused than she use to be but she does love her food, and is still a little overweight – she doesn’t clear her bowl in one go anymore, and whilst she might fuss for food if I’m anywhere near her food cupboard, she soon wanders off.  She enjoys wet food and is very flexible with brands – I tend to keep to Felix in jelly / as good as its looks as much as possible (avoiding any gravy ones as its too much for her to stomach), but she will equally enjoy cheaper brands.  Also with a little dry available (I go for as natural a brand of dry food as possible, avoiding the cheap supermarket brands and ones that are highly coloured etc as advised by my vet) but she much more favours the wet.  She doesn’t much like the dreamie type treats but loves to play a game of catch and chase to get her ‘stick’ treats.  She has a really good two paw catch on her and loves to hunt down the piece thrown for her.

She loves to sleep next to or on me at night and loves being brushed and will let you clip her claws if you get your timing right (even if she’s not happy you will get a few done!).  Even her back claws can be done if you catch her at the right moment!   She loves company.  She is very sociable now with people compared to when I first got her – she will sit on peoples laps quite happily and will often go and check people out when they come into the house rather than hide away, even total strangers.

Missy is up to date on all her vet checks and vaccinations, is neutered and we are hoping we can find a home for her soon so that we can move her from her current home straight into her new home without the need to come into rescue.  We only have a limited time in which to do this as her current owner has notified us that she is moving home in August so we would very much appreciate everyone’s help in sharing her appeal for a new home.

Thank you for taking the time to read Missy’s rather long profile and if you would like to ask any questions about her please contact us or send us an Adoption Application Form

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