Koten is a shy cat. Luckily, that’s not her only attribute. This 5-year-old is also incredibly adorable when she warms up to you.

Koten was first featured in this column more than three years ago. She came to the shelter with her four siblings and she was the shyest of the bunch. Over the years she has seen her brothers and sisters adopted and now she is left all by herself. Something tells me that someone special is going to find her soon.

This gray cat who has elegant black markings and flecks of peach highlights in her fur has come a long way in terms of her shyness, but she is still shy. And what of it? Who’s to say shy can’t be attractive? Who’s to say shy can’t be adorable? Who’s out there who can say shy can be gentle and sweet, observant, loving and affectionate? Because it can be, as is Koten.

If there’s anyone out there who understands how it feels to be shy, take a chance on Koten. She’s definitely worthy of being loved and cared for.

If you are interested in adopting Koten, email ARK at Tokyoark@arkbark.net or call 050-1557-2763 Monday to Saturday (bilingual) for more information. Tokyo ARK is an NPO founded by Briton Elizabeth Oliver. It is dedicated to rescuing and rehoming abandoned animals. All animals are vaccinated, neutered and microchipped. Prospective owners are requested to undergo a screening process. Web: www.arkbark.net.

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