Truffle is a truly unique little girl. In coloration she is what is known as a chocolate calico. A very pregnant cat was dumped at the rural property of a groomer at the clinic where Mimi works. She had three babies, and only one survived. This tiny girl came to the clinic to be adopted out but Mimi felt compelled to bring her home to the Commune. As usual, when her gut speaks, she has learned to listen – with good cause. We named her Truffle, and have since dealt with a multitude of issues.
She has what is known as mega colon – a condition that is as unpleasant as it sounds. She does not absorb nutrients properly from her food, requiring her to have B-12 injections on a regular basis, and she has severe flea allergies. As of her 1 year birthdate, she weighed in at a whopping 4 pounds. She also had not gone into heat at all, so we believed her to be sterile, though we chose to spay her anyway to prevent possible pyometra later. She has recently shown signs of stomatitis also. Our doctors have warned us to anticipate further health issues. Chocolate calicos like so many other non-standard color types (blue or silver Labradors for example) are actually genetic anomalies and come with a wealth of health issues. She is hyper-intelligent, very sweet, and quite the little princess of the house.
NICKNAMES: Truffleupagus, Truffles, Trufflump
DATE OF BIRTH: 6-20-2015
PERSONALITY: Intelligent, inquisitive, patient, friendly but not cuddly
QUIRKS & HABITS: When we call her name, she snaps her head around and looks at us like no other cat we have ever seen
GOTCHA DATE: 8-7-2015