Faith comes alive on windy days! This beautiful tabby is always spunky, but when the winds start to blow she heads outside to chase leaves or cat toys, or anything else that tumbles through her cattery. The only thing Faith loves more than wind is her sister, Martha. These two-year-old, loving, lovable cats take medicine for tremors, but they never let that slow them down.
Faith's caregivers say she climbs as high as any cat, naps as hard, plays well with all of her cat pals and soaks up love like a kitty cat sponge. Yes, Faith is a little different, but what a bundle of goodness!
Would you consider sponsoring Faith until she and her sister can find a loving home? Faith and Martha have faith that just the right people will come along someday.
It is with deep sadness that we let you know that Faith has passed away. It was very sudden, and the humans who cared for her are shocked and saddened.
Faith had an episode of vomiting, and very shortly after that she deteriorated to the point that she was having difficulty standing. Even simple breathing was difficult. Her blood work was showing progressive severe changes, so it was determined by those who cared for her and loved her dearly, that the kindest thing to do was to help her peacefully pass.
While we mourn this sudden loss, everyone is paying particular attention to Martha, watching her closely while she adjusts to life without her sister.
Thank you so much for helping us care for Faith. In health and in illness, it is thanks to your generous support that we are able to care for shy cats just like her.
Summer typically brings lots of families who like to volunteer in an active cattery, such as the place where Faith and Martha live. This gives the girls lots of people that they can observe from high shelves who will toss their favorite toy mice around. But this summer might be a little different. Unfortunately, their cattery (Colonel’s Barracks) is temporarily quarantined while the caregivers clear up a ringworm outbreak. Faith and Martha don’t show any symptoms, but a different room does. So the building was closed to visitors and volunteers. The girls are getting plenty of attention from caregivers, but it will be interesting to see if this break from new faces will result in them being a little less shy once the quarantine is lifted.
Healthwise, the girls are fantastic. Their tremors are practically invisible. They are enjoying watching the lizards dart around in the sand and the birds flit from shrub to shrub. Thanks to your generous sponsorship, we are able to care for these girls and other cats like them who need to be monitored medically until that perfect family comes along to take them home.
Even though it’s winter, the colder temperatures don’t slow these long-haired girls down one bit.
Martha enjoys spending time in the cattery collecting some sunshine. Faith has other plans, though, and likes to stay tucked away, waiting for someone to toss her a toy. It’s more fun to pounce than to simply bat something around. The girls have been active and their health has been steady. Thanks to your sponsorship we can care for these sisters until their perfect family finds them.
Faith was hoping to find the time to write this letter to you herself, but she’s been quite busy batting around toy mice these days. She gets so enthralled with them that she loses track of all time. And meanwhile her caregivers have been thoroughly enjoying how entertaining she is.
This golden-eyed girl and her sister, Martha are fabulous as always, and busy growing in their thick, beautiful winter coats. It’s hard to believe these two lovely tabby ladies aren’t on the cover of major feline magazines. Maybe someday!
Both girls were recently taken off all of their medications and so far they’ve been relaxed, calm and it even seems like their tremors are less noticeable than before.
Faith has had quite a few visitors this past year. Earlier this spring, Faith and Martha’s former foster mom came out to visit the Sanctuary and specifically asked to spend some quality time with them, which they loved.
More recently, a group of volunteers stayed at Best Friends for a few days and took the girls on multiple sleepovers, which involved hours of exploring the new territory and taking in all the interesting sights and sounds.
Thank you so much for sponsoring Faith. She and Martha are keeping busy, staying healthy and are providing plenty of laughs here thanks to you.
We’ve decided that Faith and her sister Martha need their own show, à la “Laverne & Shirley” or “Key and Peele.” They’re sure to inspire endless laughter and have an absolute ball doing it no matter what.
The two of them have been shrugging off their neurological disadvantages lately by walking the high beams of the cattery and climbing any cat tree in sight. These sassy sisters are forever physically active and are hard to track down sometimes because they’re always on the move.
Similar to the princess and the pea, Faith and Martha cannot be bothered with using cat litter. They just don’t like that grainy feel on their perfect, delicate paws. So their caregivers have happily (and alternatively) accommodated them with some pee pads.
Otherwise, these fuzzy beauties are eating well and napping soundly after their playtime. Now if they can just find that perfect home to match such a perfect pair.
Thank you for sponsoring Faith and for providing her with the love and enjoyment she deserves.