Happy Tail: Farrah Pawcett

While living in the Annex and attending university, Al noticed that his home felt a bit empty. He decided to do some research to find some local pet rescue organizations, and came across Annex Cat Rescue.


After a quick look around the Annex Cat Rescue website, Al came across the profile of a cat with a very intriguing name – Farrah Pawcett! Her name was enough for Al to be interested, and he set up a time to go visit her at her foster parent’s house. The first meeting was all it took. While Farrah was “quite shy at first,” Al could tell that Farrah was the cat for him.


Farrah is considered an older cat and used to be a member of a cat colony. As an older cat, she does have some occasional health issues but Al knew it was important to give older cats like Farrah a loving home. Farrah is now a very important part of Al’s life. Al says that “their bond is truly deep” and that he could not imagine his life without her.

They spend many late nights together, and Al says he has learned how to read a book one-handed so that he can pet her with another. She has also been known to drool when she gets a good chin scratch.

on her own terms

All interactions are on Farrah’s terms, but Al appreciates her “independence and character.” And while she doesn’t play often, she can occasionally be found playing a game of “floor hockey with her favourite toy.”

With a name like Farrah Pawcett, it’s understandable that this cat could be labelled a diva but according to Al she is also “sweetheart of a cat and a friend,” and encourages anyone looking for a companion to reach out to Annex Cat Rescue.

–Victoria Jeffries

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