Pet of the Week: Dixie

thumbnail_IMG_3751By Kailani Clarke

Elm Staff Writer

We have all felt the fear of the unknown. That unique dread can be crippling, but some people will find an edge of curiosity there.

Though they may hide under the covers at first, eventually that wondering of what lies beyond prompts them to stick their necks out.

Dixie, this week’s Pet of the Week, exemplifies that curious courage.

Dixie is a 2-year-old cat with a profound affinity for blankets. Come into the cat room at the Animal Care Shelter for Kent County, and you will likely find her burrowed under the bedding in her kennel, presumably nervous to come out and face the world.

But nudge her gently and peer in through a fold in her fort, and she will promptly emerge, purring loudly and begging for a chin scratch.

One may wonder why she would seek to hide her beauty. A stunning dilute calico, the gray, orange and white of her coat blends together like an autumn sundown. Her amber eyes are bright and brave. A budding cosmopolite, she is social and charming, and manages to make friends with just about anyone who meets her.

Dixie was moved to the ACSKC a few months ago, sliding into shelter life in the company of a large batch of kittens. She has since made the most of her time, and is friendly with all creatures on two legs and four.

She loves nothing more than cuddling up with the nearest human and sharing her thick-furred warmth.

Adaptable like a seasoned traveler, Dixie would thrive in just about any home. She would be happy with other felines or in strictly human company; any setup would please her.

When going into the world, first impressions are everything. And while Dixie’s penchant for blanket forts may give off a timid initial air, give this girl the keys to the kingdom and the world will fall before her paws.

Now she just needs a good traveling companion to lead her out from under the covers and brave the wilderness with her.

If you are interested in adopting Dixie, you can fill out an application online or in person at the Animal Care Shelter for Kent County at 10720 Augustine Herman Highway, Chestertown, MD, or call at 410-778-3648.

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