Lily and Violet

Lily and Violet have a home!  Thank you Tina Carter for taking in 2 seniors and sending us these wonderful photos!

Lily blinds


These beautiful calico sisters lost their lifetime home when their family had a baby. Sadly, that is a common occurrence.   Their family called a local shelter before taking them to Cat Tales Rescue, but were told that the would likely have to be euthanized because they are 8 years old.  Marigold, the more colorful of the pair, is a quiet and laid back girl until you talk to her.   Say her name and she will immediately run up to you,  throw her head back in a dramatic meow and rear up on her hind legs to bump your hand with her head.   It is the only time she utters a peep.  She loves  attention and will let you know by giving you love bites.  I’ve told her that this is NOT the best way to express your love, but she just looks at me and purrs happily.  Marigold has a curl tail.   Instead of standing up, she curls it in a complete circle along her back.  I’ve fostered hundreds of cats over the past 15 years and she is my first curl tail. One last personality quirk to share is that Marigold  will open up cupboards and climb inside to take a nap.  Why is she unadoptable?  Because she is closely bonded to sister Lily and we can’t bear to separate them.  Lily is a lap cat and she loves to flirt by rolling around on the floor and displaying her belly.   Affectionate and loving, she is an easy cat to have around except for one thing…she sometimes poops out of the box.  Usually it is next to the litterbox.  Once she picks her spot, that is where she goes. This apparently started after the baby was born.  Her litterbox habits were perfect for the first month in her foster home, but after being locked up in a bathroom for 5 months, she has started to do it there too.  I put a tile where she likes to go and keep a box of Kleenex and disinfectant spray nearby.  We don’t know if this is going to be a long term habit, but it is possible that she will be one of those cats who needs her own tile near the  litterbox.  We encourage people to take cats on a trial basis.  If you don’t fall in love with them, we will take them back.    The girls are spayed, vaccinated, micro-chipped, FIV and FeLV free and treated for fleas and other parasites.

Email if you wish to learn more about them.

*Note:  Adopters interested in providing an outdoor enclosure for the girls will receive free materials and labor! They are enjoying time in their foster homes enclosure in the pics below.   Check back soon to see our page on cat enclosures.


Miranda Lily 1

M and L loving each other

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