“MEOW!” Little but loud.
Sparks is not one to mingle or cuddle with other cats. It’s humans or the solo life for her. She’s been around since summer of 2019. I recall during her initial arrival she showed no fear or apprehension – rare for an in-take. When I opened the door to interact with her, she let me pet her, but she was far more interested in trying to walk out of the cage to explore. It’s clear she had a lot of love and care to carry herself so confidently.
Being small and black, it’s easy to overlook her if she stays silent. It may be one reason why she raises her voice often. Like a greeter cat, she frequently watches for visitors to enter the front gate and calls them over for attention. I feel like she should wear a sign that says, “Greetings. Give me cuddles.” At times, she will string together multiple meows, trying to form a conversation. Her vocals are more along the lines of, “Hey, over here! Pet me!” Don’t worry, it’s not as deafening or relentless as Dexter’s demands.
Lavish her with undivided attention, and she’ll follow you around. Her little feet prefer the high road. You’ll see her hopping up and down on furniture to keep pace with you.
If she’s not staring out of the fence, you’ll find her on the wooden set prop and peacefully walking by other cats. Again, the sweetness comes out when she sees you. She’ll perform a bit of a happy dance with her front paws, or knead invisible bread dough, in exchange for receiving pets.