By Velia Tarnoff Special to Published Jun 20, 2007 at 8:20 AM

Tippy is the kind of cat who will quickly bond with you and follow you around the house like a little dog.

She’s a 10-year-old, domestic, medium-haired cat with an absolutely gorgeous tortoiseshell coat and stunning profile. Tippy exemplifies all the characteristics of a refined feline – she’s graceful, polite, never too demanding and sometimes a little fickle.  She loves to be brushed and needs it, too!  Her coat is thick and will require weekly brushing. 

Tippy is very affectionate and warms up quickly.  She may be a little shy when you first bring her home, but she will soon be rubbing up against your leg and exploring the room.

Tippy loves attention so much that she would be happiest in a home without other animals or children under 12.  As a senior cat, she would be a great companion for an older person or couple or for younger cat-lovers without little kids.  Tippy doesn’t have crazy kitten-energy anymore, but she will chase invisible critters around the house for your entertainment; she’s a performance artist at heart!

The adoption fee for Tippy, and all adult cats at the Wisconsin Humane Society is waived, so if you are interested in this stunning cat, check her out at or call 414-ANIMALS.

Velia Tarnoff Special to

Velia Tarnoff counts among the loves of her life her daughter, her husband, her friends, writing, developing theories, dancing, live music, Southern California, black coffee and red wine. She's happiest when she can put as many of those together as possible. WWith more than 20 years of experience as a radio reporter and public relations professional, Velia is a natural communicator who loves to hear stories, to share stories and to tell it like it is.

Velia earned her B.A. from the UW School of Journalism and is thankful for every moment she spent on that wonderfully wacky campus.

And, in the interest of full disclosure, Velia is the wife of Publisher Andy Tarnoff.