Nicole Böhm had no clue when she rescued a pair of black-and-white kitten siblings from a filthy farm in Germany a few years ago that one of the cats would eventually forsake her conventional look for something a little more intriguing.
Elli, on the other hand, did precisely that.
“She wore a tuxedo coat like her sister, which was nothing out of the ordinary,” Böhm told The Dodo. “About a year after birth, the changes began.”
Böhm spotted something unusual on Elli’s coat one day. A few specks of white hair have emerged where her fur had formerly been pure black.
Böhm explained, “It was only a small white patch on her back.” “I couldn’t figure out why, so I took her to the veterinarian.”
Elli was later diagnosed with vitiligo, a rare disorder that causes a loss of pigmentation in the skin and hair, resulting in white spots. Elli was generally healthy, despite the fact that it’s sometimes connected to other medical concerns.
But what started as a few areas of white on Elli’s body quickly grew into something quite stunning.
Böhm watched as the black parts of Elli’s coat gradually became white during the weeks and months that followed.
“I was taken aback,” she said. “I’m still taken aback.”
Elli’s appearance just kept changing …
… and changing.
Despite her remarkable physical alteration, Elli’s lovely personality remained the same.
“Her personality is the same as it has always been. It makes no difference to her “Böhm said. “She’s just as adorable, beautiful, and lively as she was on the first day.”
Elli’s sister, whose coat hasn’t altered in the least, continues to treat her the same way she always has.
Of course, the most important thing is that Elli is well and happy. Her unique appearance just adds to her adorability, and it hasn’t slowed down yet.
Elli’s fur is continuing to whiten, according to Böhm, although certain black marks, such as those on her face, are likely to stay.
However, looking back, it’s apparent that she’s come a long way.
For Böhm, witnessing her rescued cat’s beautiful metamorphosis has just added to the joy of sharing her life.
“Every day, she changes more and more, and I adore her more and more,” she added.