Hello there, my name is Felicia, and I am a new resident at the Safe Place for Pets Welcome Center in Manitou Springs. I am a petite (only 7.10 pounds!) 10-year-old gray female spayed Domestic Shorthair with claws. People tell me that I have a sweet face and that my fur is wonderfully soft. As I mentioned, my name is Felicia, which is a girl's name that comes from an old word that means 'happy.' Well I'm not feeling very happy now! It's been a terrible Christmas for me and for my two aunts. Our dad died in early December, and as if that weren't bad enough, at the end of December my mom slipped and broke her hip. She hasn't opened her eyes since, and they say that she is going to die as well ÝÙ÷À. Mom was my special person, and I am heartbroken! I used to love to sit on her lap during the day and sleep with her at night. I'm also scared! I was alone in the house, and even though my aunts and Mom and Dad's next door neighbors came in to take care of me, everything had changed. And now I'm here at the Welcome Center, and although the volunteers are really nice to me, it's just one more change in my life! I'm not used to different people and other cats. I'm a shy girl by nature anyway, so all I really want to do is hide. I'm sure that I'll feel better once I get used to things. Maybe once I'm more myself I'll come back and tell you how much better I feel! Would you like that? I'd love to find another forever home, maybe one where there are no dogs (ugh!) and there would be someone sweet and loving who would welcome a sweet little gray cat into their heart and lap. Do you think you might be able to do that? I promise - crossed paws! - that if you love me I'll love you back! Then my name would finally suit me again after this long Christmas season that has been anything but merry. If you'd like to come meet me, you can give the Safe Place folks a call at (719) 359-0201 or go to the Safe Place Website at Safe Place Pets.org and make an appointment to come to the Welcome Center. Won't you please make me happy again?