8 year old • Female
She has wonderful green eyes, and her coat is very soft to touch. Her dominate hair color is brown, with almost a silver shine to it, due to the tips of her guard hair being silver.
Ruth is a cheerful and very affectionate little cat. She does tend to be shy and cautious when first introduced to strangers, but opens up quickly, and will become your best friend in no time at all. She is quiet and not at all demanding; she is content to just being near you, or enjoying a peaceful snuggle.
She may feel the need to observe all of your online activities (though she is far too polite to ever try to correct your spelling or grammar). Likewise, she is always willing to listen to you complain about your Facebook friends, and never, ever takes the other person's side. When you're watching television, she is always happy to watch what you want to watch, so long as she gets a spot next to you on the couch.
Ruth appeared one day in the middle of a colony of wild kitties. Her foster mother had no idea where she came from, or how she found the bowl of food on the back porch. The wild cats didn't like Ruth eating their food, so they chased her off. Thinking that was the end of the little brown tabby, life in the wild cat colony moved on. Then months later, while walking in the woods, Ruth's future foster mother heard a soft, plaintive cry of 'mew,' coming from under some bushes. When she looked through the branches of a bush, she saw enormous green eyes peering helplessly out at her. Ruth's foster mother tried desperately to trap the gaunt tabby to no avail. (Little did her foster mother know, as she found out later, that all she had to do was pick up the poor, shivering kitty, and carry her inside the house!)
As early fall turned into mid-winter, Ruth continued to avoid all attempts at trapping her! Finally, the dense human got a clue, and during a snow storm, she grabbed the tiny cat by the scruff of her neck, and shoved her into a cat carrier.
The vet discovered that Ruth was truly a gentle soul. Despite being completely terrified by her unkind handling, she sat quietly in the Vet Tech's lap while she was examined by the veterinarian. The vet pronounced her healthy, except for a hernia, that was later repaired by IAR.
Ruth has since gained weight and just like her foster mother, needs to go on a diet.