Hazel is very smoochy and enjoys a lot of attention.
Hazel was a very young Mum, having raised two kittens under one of the last abandoned buildings in the Dallington/Burwood red zone when we first found her. We trapped the whole family and gave them their own room at the Rose St shelter. At first, she was unsocial and for several weeks hid on the window sill behind her crate when she heard us coming. However, after a while she was brave enough to stay in view, sitting high up on the heat pump, and eventually came to relax in our presence. Now, Hazel is very smoochy and likes a lot of affection – although she is still a little shy with new people. This is normal for cats who have been socialised as adults.
Hazel is now about three years old. She has grown and matured considerably since joining us and has a calm gravity and confidence which is very distinctive. Hazel is fluffy and has a beautiful shiny coat, which she likes having brushed. The fur on her legs is shorter, like velvet, and a rich chocolate brown. She has a pleasant little meow and a great purr. She enjoys sitting on a knee, and also on your desk while you work. Hazel plays with Teazle and Weazle and tolerates other cats, but she likes to dominate and chase cats who are less confident than her. We think Hazel would be happy as an only cat provided she has plenty of human company. Hazel has been sponsored by Ian and Beverley Maxwell, of Northland.
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