Here’s a riddle for you:
What weighs five pounds, is entirely white, and has two different colored eyes? Give up? It’s Cecille!
Now, one might think that such a stage presence would necessitate an attitude to match, something saucy and snuggly with a little bit of whiskey-spiked marshmallow topping. Sounds fancy, right? And it could be true, except Cecille’s special need is her severe shyness, so it’s going to take just the right person to coax her out of her beautifully decorated shell.
In addition to being painfully shy, Cecille is also deaf and visually impaired, which has likely made her life a little scary and more difficult than it ought to have been, especially in light of her having been abandoned in a Manhattan apartment with multiple other cats.
After being taken in by Tabby’s Place, Cecille has spent the last three years learning to trust people. She’s taken a few steps and has been rubbing her head on the hands of some of the staff members, but she’s still a little ways away from being the snuggler that everyone suspects she is. (For a beautifully written account of one of Cecille’s most loveable moments, have a look at this post by Angela from Tabby’s Place. ) Cecille loves toys, though, and if you have some, I’m certain she would let you watch her play with them.
So, what does this little mystery want? A bond, a person to trust, someone patient, caring, thoughtful, and kind-hearted, who won’t mind her moods when she wants to be left alone but who’s willing to be open and there for when Cecille needs a loving touch. Cecille will likely do best in a home without dogs or small children, but she may be ok with other cats.
Do you have a place in your home for this little mystery lady? If so, please give Tabby’s Place a call. And if you don’t have space in your home for this tiny wonder, perhaps you could make Cecille’s life a little more comfortable by sponsoring her for a few dollars per month. She may not show it on the outside, but this tough little lady will definitely appreciate it.
Photos provided by Tabby’s Place.