Determined, Spunky, Fearless
Rubi is the kind of story of resilience everyone loves to hear about. She may be blind, but that hasn't slowed her down from having the best life one bit. She still plays, cuddles up next to you, climbs and explores, everything any other cat would do. Once she is familiar with your voice and trusts you, she will greet you when you come home or wake up in the morning with a few meows. She loves to use her voice to get attention!
She absolutely loves to bat around toys that make noise - like jingle balls, foil balls, and wand toys with feathers and crinkle fronds - and will even entertain herself. She will chase a ball around and sometimes carry it in her mouth like a dog!
Rubi has a determined spirit - she will do absolutely anything to get what she wants, whether it be a toy she is trying to find or jumping up on the bed or couch - she will find a way to do it. And she is fearless; once she gets on the bed or couch, she will try and reach an even higher point, if there is one!
She isn't exactly a lap cat yet, but she does love to curl up next to you on the couch, or on a soft blanket. When you pet her, she will rub her head against you, and will purr at the sound of your voice - she's happy to be around you! She would be best with adults and older children who respect that she doesn't like to be held.
As you might expect, Rubi can be shy at first. She would do best in a calm and low-traffic household, since loud noises startle her. She would love a home that is patient with her and gives her the time to get comfortable with her surroundings. Once you give her a little bit of time, she will warm up to be the sweetest companion cat for any family. You won't be able to resist this sweetheart! She is amazing.
Rubi has tested positive for Feline Leukemia. FeLV is not a type of cancer. It's a virus that causes a weaker immune system and often a shorter life-span. For the most part, 'FeLVies' are just like any other cat. APA! waives the adoption fees of these cats, and provides FeLV-related treatment and support post-adoption. Rubi can only live with other FeLV+ cats, but dogs and other animals are just fine! Any questions? We'd love to talk with you about FeLV care.
All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team.
For further information or to meet Rubi, please email [email protected]