Lily came to Cat Welfare in 2008. Being such a sweet and beautiful girl she always would get lots of attention from potential adopters. She was adopted out several times and was always returned when she stopped using the litter box. In 2011, it was decided that Lily would become a permanent resident of Cat Welfare. The structure and routine of the shelter is perfect for Lily. Everyone that meets her falls in love with her. She is a striking beauty that loves to be held, petted, and is a wonderful lap sitter. When she is particularly content, she will nibble lightly on your chin. She loves people and gets along well with the other cats in the shelter. Lily is a regular visitor to nursing homes to give residents some much needed pet therapy. She is not a big fan of the car ride there, but once she is inside the building she quickly assumes her role as ambassador. She’s easy going with the residents and often climbs into their beds. She has also made special trips to some of the friends she made in the hospice program at one of the homes; even going to them in their final days because they asked to see her one more time. Many times Lily can be found greeting people at the front of the shelter or meticulously grooming her beautiful hair on a chair or in a pet bed. Lily truly believes that one must always put their best foot (or paw) forward so she likes to make sure her hair is always clean, free of tangles, and that the white parts are brilliantly white. She prefers to do her hair herself though and brushing is not something she welcomes. Lily likes to imagine her marathon grooming sessions as time at a spa where she is being pampered and treated like she is the most precious girl in the world. Precious is definitely a word that describes our Lily.