Lucy is our Pet of the Month!
Adoption Fee: $150
Rescue Organisation Number: R251000048
Lucy is our Pet of the Month!'s Stats
Suitable as an Only Cat: Yes
Child Friendly: Yes
Cat Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Good with Birds: Unknown
Litter Trained: Yes
Activity Level: Medium
Preferred Human Interaction: Most of the time
Level of Grooming Required: Low
About Lucy is our Pet of the Month!
All About Me and My Unique Personality: I'm chilled out and playful, and I'm looking for a best friend to love forever. When I'm not messing around with toys or sunbaking, I love to chat while following you around the house to see what you're up to. If you're hanging out in a room, I'll probably want to hang out there too. Just being chilled out together, you know?
I don't do lap-time much, but oh boy do I love scritches! Best thing ever. And I'm starting to enjoy being picked up and held, especially if it means I get carried around to look at interesting things, or to get a better view of what's going on outside. Speaking of outside, I prefer the safety and security of indoors but I do look forward to harness walks in nearby areas where I feel safe. I'm happy to just stay in the yard if I can find a sunny spot with leaf litter to play in, or bugs to pounce on. I feel like a brave explorer when I go out, sniffing all the sniffs and chomping all the grass. I guess that's why I'm so purry and playful when I finally decide it's time for us to come back inside.
My specialty is hunting and playing with small things. Little toys that I can flick or chase will keep me amused for hours on my own, but it's always more fun to play with a human. Sometimes I just NEED to zoom around the house for a few minutes, but a nap in a patch of sunshine is awfully hard to say no to. I like to be up high (who doesn't?) but I don't feel the need to climb up everything, and I'm great with boundaries. In my current foster home I know I'm not allowed on the kitchen bench or work bench. No problem.
I'm a good housemate and friend, but sometimes I get scared by loud noises like screaming or noisy engines. I get over it quickly as long as I'm given some respectful space.
I've had all my vet work done, and I'm fully vaccinated, wormed and flea treated, and desexed. My adoption fee is $150.
My Ideal Home: Lucy is a wonderful and loyal companion. She loves one on one attention and can be fussy with other cats, so she's looking for a home where she can be the centre of attention. She thrives with routine, a sunny patch to nap, a few toys, and some daily one-on-one time for pats and play and giggles. Regular short harness walks would delight her, especially on sunny days.
Lucy needs a quiet home with a family that will keep her safe & loved - she can startle with loud noises, and might need patience and respect while she settles in. She might not be a good fit with small children who might, for example, pursue her if she retreats under the bed for some alone time.
As with all HAR cats, Lucy is rehomed 100% indoor only.
What is Known About My Background: Lucy has been returned to care when she couldn't settle with the resident cat. She was initially in care and had some beautiful kittens, that have all gone on to find their forever families and now it's Lucy's turn.
When she first came to her current foster home, Lucy was a bit tentative. She liked to be in the same room with humans and would follow you around, but wasn't too enthusiastic about close proximity or being picked up. She has proven herself to be very adaptable - since coming to care she's much more confident around people, much more purry, and is starting to enjoy being picked up and cuddled. She's also learned to walk on harness (only in the yard so far) and the household daily routine usually includes her requesting the harness for a quick adventure. With patience and attention Lucy is sure to develop even further as she builds up trust with her new family.
How Do I Interact with Kids, Dogs, Cats and Other Pets: Lucy can be fussy with her feline friends, so a home where she gets to be the only cat is probably best. She gets along ok with small dogs that are happy to leave her alone. When Lucy first came into care she had 6 children to play with and loved nothing more than to spend hours playing with them. She is quite gentle in play and as long as the children treat her gently and with respect she should be a great family cat.