Buttercup is an approximately three to four year old mackerel dilute ginger. She is spayed and up to date on her vaccinations. Buttercup tested negative for both feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus. This super sweet and loving girl is a double rarity as gingers go as she is both a dilute (her coat is a cream or pale orange rather than a deep orange), and she is a female (gingers are typically males). Found roaming the streets of Chesterfield County in February of 2018, her finders took her in and posted flyers throughout their neighborhood and the adjacent neighborhoods hoping to find this great girl's owner. While a number of people responded to their flyers, none of the responders claimed her as their kitty. After receiving a desperate plea from a Facebook friend as the finders were tired of housing this girl in their garage and prepared to take her to a kill shelter, I contacted the finder and agreed to take Buttercup in as a rescue. Since arriving at my home on Friday, April 27th, Buttercup has been the purrfect house guest. Weighing in at ten pounds, this somewhat portly purrbox is an attention monger. As soon as I begin to pet her she revs her motor into gear and becomes a purring machine. While her coat is super soft and silky, she is a shedder so her new mom and/or dad should be prepared to comb this kitty girl unless they prefer their clothing with a cashmere look. Buttercup currently resides with two other rescue kitties, one dominant male and one non dominant female. While she and the male, Mozart, have had words with each other, they peacefully coexists and share the large bird/chipmunk/squirrel/fox watching window in their room. Buttercup is a chatter. While window watching she will chatter/chirp at her subjects. Gingers typically are laid back, loving and somewhat lazy kitties, and this girl certainly fits the bill. If you are interested in being owned by this kitty cuteness, please feel free to contact me. Please be advised that I do when possible like to receive a vet reference for potential adopters.