Pet of the Week: Marsha

By Kailani Clarke

Elm Staff Writer

Despite the efforts of saints and sages and the pleas of gurus and gods, dishonesty persists in the circles of human society. The capacity for deceit is a regrettable trait in the Homo sapien psyche. Therefore, an honest friend who will stay by your side and tell you what you need to hear, rather than what you want to hear, is invaluable. That realm of trust need not be limited to humans, however. It goes for critters too.

Marsha, this week’s Pet of the Week, can always be trusted to never claw you in the back.

Marsha is a two-year-old cat who rarely feels the need to gild her words. The staff at the Animal Care Shelter for Kent County know her as an up-front kind of soul who enjoys human company while treasuring her independence.

This is not shocking for a former stray cat. Though Marsha has called the ACSKC home since September, she has retained a streetwise grace.

She is just as happy purring for ear scratches as she is curling up for some alone time in the cat room’s blanket cabinet. Marsha is as poised and pretty as she is free-thinking.

Her amber eyes seem to read your thoughts, and her dilute calico coat falls in a unique constellation of scattered spots and watercolor washes.

Marsha is a stunner, and, given the cool saunter in her walk, she knows it.

Though she is a strong and independent lady, Marsha is more than ready to bless the halls of her forever home.

She would do well solo or in the company of other felines, provided they respect her boundaries. She would appreciate a human companion who will honor her self-assured nature, as well as offer a limitless supply of company and cuddles.

Not everyone appreciates total honesty from others, but often a blunt statement may shed light on souls in a way we could not do ourselves.

Marsha may lack tact at times, but her straightforward view on life can be deeply refreshing in a world full of silver tongues gone tarnished with duplicity. She looks forward to telling it like it is in her forever home.

If you are interested in adopting Marsha, 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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