Janet is an 8 year old black and white female cat who has been handed in to arc by her previous owners after they’d had her for a year, as she was not as friendly and cuddly as they wanted her to be. She was quite growly and hissy on first arrival at her fosterers’, as she was thoroughly fed up with all the to-ing and fro-ing involved with being handed over to the arc cat coordinator, being health-checked at the vet and being brought to her fosterers’. However, as soon as she was out of her carrier, she inspected her new quarters and came over to say hello, which is quite unusual – most cats go into hiding initially. She’s only been at her fosterers’ for a short while, but has shown herself to be a confident cat who greets them by weaving around their legs, and will happily scrub against their hands and accept a stroke. She will come over when called and loves to play with a feather on a stick, catnip-filled toys and a piece of string. HOWEVER, she will only accept affection when she wants it and after a couple of strokes will hiss a warning that she’s had enough! We would only re-home Janet to an experienced owner without children, as she will lash out if she is upset or frightened. She has also been over-grooming slightly and so her fur is a little thin around the base of her tail. This is usually a sign of stress, so we would hope once she is settled in her new forever home, she will stop this behaviour. With time and patience, she may become more accepting of strokes from her owners, although there is no guarantee of this. Apparently, Janet used to enjoy the garden in her previous home, which she accessed via a cat flap. Janet came in to us neutered, fully vaccinated and microchipped, and we have health-checked, wormed and flead her. Are you an experienced cat owner who would like a challenge?