In the Past...
Nicki spent most of her young life crouched under the bed because the other two cats in the household terrorized her. They were particularly territorial about the litterbox and Nicki got ambushed enough on the way there that she’d end up eliminating wherever.
She was the least favorite cat in the house. Her owner trash talked her and actually told us she never liked Nicki and wanted to get rid of her.
Nikki was quite fearful, stressed out, and stationary by the time she got to us. In fact, she “hid” in her litterbox and peed on the towel that was in her cage, underneath it.
We worked long and hard on building her confidence. It was awhile before Nicki could accept and return eye contact. The day she actually approached one of us to be petted was a pretty special day.
Nicki doesn’t exhibit much interest in interactive toys, but when she’s alone, she does like batting catnip mice around.
Although her beauty attracted many visitors, her reserved nature seemed to put them off. Then a person who was a softie for reserved cats came along. Nicki was finally about to blossom.