Hazel arrived skittish and scared from the North Bay shelter having been surrendered by her owner in March. She hid from her fosters for the first few days but has slowly ventured out and become a vocal member of the house.
Hazel likes company, but affection is on her terms only. Most of the time, she prefers to groom her foster parents with lots of licks and little nibbles, rather than be stroked. She will sit on laps, (when it suits her) and calls for her foster mom if she leaves the room, but doesn’t always want to be touched. Hazel loves to have a conversation with humans as soon as she wakes up and purrs up a storm when its treat time.
She loves to play with balls and hair ties – especially if they are thrown up and down stairs or through a cat tunnel. She provides running commentary throughout the day of how she is feeling & what she is doing or exploring and loves to lie straddling couch backs or arms.
Rodney and Hazel are great playmates and companions and it looks like their friendship is growing. They would do very well to stay together, and as a pair form perfect companions for someone throughout their day. Hazel is a complex little girl who would do better with an experienced cat owner, and would not do well with children.