Gentle, Laid-back, Charming
A bearded iris is prized as a "showy" flower; with her beautiful green eyes and smokey blue-gray fur, we think our Bearded Iris would take home the grand prize in any competition! She is a perfect companion for someone looking for an older cat who still likes to play, appreciates affection, and is interested in watching the birds out the window. And she's totally cool with you leaving her alone while you work, she will find all the great places to nap - a cuddly blanket or a sunny spot will do just fine.
Iris loves for you to scratch her face, head, and the base of her tail; all other areas are off limits, please. And she has reached the age where she would rather you not pick her up, much preferring to lay next to you and purr up a storm! She will sleep at the foot of your bed at night, maintaining the perfect social distance. She loves to be with you, she just doesn't need to be on you.
Wave a wand toy around and you have her attention! We think she is imagining chasing all those birds that she loves to watch out the window.
Iris would do best as an only cat in a tranquil home with adult humans. She likes to be handled quietly, gently, and without any sudden movements or loud sounds, and she needs her boundaries respected. She can tolerate other cats but doesn't interact with them except to tell them they are invading her space; she has no need for a feline buddy.
As an older lady, her kidneys aren't as young as they used to be! But she isn't on a special diet at this point. Sometimes Iris eats, sometimes she doesn't, so make sure to feed her nutritious, yummy food. She will make a funny "beggar" face when she is ready for dinner! She has back acne that occasionally needs cleaning. Other than making sure she is a healthy senior lady, Iris hasn't required anything else up until now.
Iris is looking for a human companion as mature as she is! Respectful of boundaries, kind, gentle, and loving, though definitely appreciates alone time. If you have been looking for a lovely feline companion, contact us today to meet Bearded iris!
Before her stay with APA!, Bearded Iris was front- and back-declawed. As a result of this she must remain an indoor cat.
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 Bearded Iris, please email [email protected]