Usually when I arrive at the Seattle Animal Shelter for a Pet of the Week session, I ask who needs a little extra publicity and has been in the shelter a little longer than the others. This week, after it was decided that a cat was to be my subject, the staff member who was helping me pick asked with a laugh, "Does it have to be a cute one?". Apparently, this little lady, Cali, has been overlooked a bit because she is recovering from a skin condition and looks a little funky. But it doesn't take more than a second to discover that she is a very special and loving cat! Cali is about 12 years old and needs to be on a grain-free diet - luckily these days, grain-free, high quality cat foods are easy to come by. Cali seems to be a Siamese calico mix. She's got beautiful olive colored eyes and the softest coat. She's quick to purr and loves to be loved on. She's also extremely tolerant - I must have taken her food away 4 or 5 times in order to get shots of her (of course, I arrived at lunchtime) and she just purred and leaned in for ear scritches and got back to chowing down when I gave it back. Cali is not only cute, but she's ADORABLE once you spend a minute with her. Stop in at the shelter to experience the Cali love for yourself!