Sandpiper is a beautiful girl! Like a lot of us though, she is also a cat that has some triggers. She was one of 17 cats pulled from a developing colony on the Eastside. The caregiver said she had been around a couple months. She was a friendly gal that like to lay on her front porch. She kind of stayed away from the rest of the colony that mainly stayed in the backyard. She was definitely a strayed/abandon cat, not feral by any means. We took her to the vet and they said that she needed to definitely stay indoors. She has an auto immune condition sometimes called pillow paw. Poor girl was probably in pain when she was walking around out there. We gave her some antibiotics and antiviral meds and the inflammation went away. It is possible she will never have another flareup. But if she does it's easily treatable. When she came to us to rest and regain her health, she was highly reactive and aggressive towards other cats and humans, so we moved very slow. As she relaxed and let us start to see who she is, it became very apparent that someone may have been abusive to her at some point. She also seemed very unsure of herself. Fast forward a few months and she has made great progress! She is showing her sweet and playful sides. She likes to talk. And she becomes the Queen of Zoomies quite often! Nevermind her perfect kitty face! She is letting us pet her but once she's had her fill, she will hiss and sometimes growl to give warning. We've learned this is the point we back away. Unfortunately, her feelings about other animals have not improved. For these reasons, we will be requiring a home with no other animals and no young children. She needs an experienced cat person who will put zero expectations on her at first. Sandpiper took about three months to start to see her light shine. If she finds her person that is willing to learn her quirks, have the time she needs to trust and accept affection, she will continue to turn into a wonderful cat!