Finger Lakes SPCA: Cat Gabby is groomed and ready to go home | Lifestyles

Q. If you could visit any place in the world, where would it be?

A. Well, my friend did a little research for me and I have decided that I want to visit Cat Island which is in the Bahamas! Cat Island is a 150 square mile island in the central Bahamas. It might have got its name from a notorious pirate named Arthur Catt. Or it got its name from the fact that it was laden with feral cats when the first colonists arrived. Either way, Cat Island would be my destination of choice.

Q. Do you have an interesting fact to share today?

A. I do, and it is both interesting and very sad. Did you know that cats, like humans, can suffer from dementia? The older we get, the more our mental and physical health goes downhill. And just like humans, we cats can develop a dementia-like condition called cognitive dysfunction syndrome. CDS can affect our responsiveness, general awareness, and memory, and it can be a major cause of anxiety. There is no cure for CDS, but the best thing you can do for your fabulous cat is to make sure he is receiving a balanced diet and receiving plenty of physical and mental stimulation. This is a very sad fact.

Q. How would you describe yourself?

A. Well I’m very cute but if you could have seen me when I got here you wouldn’t have thought it. It’s a long story, but I was really sorry. Now I’m very cute again! I am also a people friendly type of cat. I love our visitors, staff and volunteers. Most of the time I get along with my roommates, but I can be picky at times. If there are other cats in my new home, I would recommend a careful introduction. So overall, I’d say I’d make a perfect addition to your home – unless of course you want to take my BFF Bella home with you!

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