Most of you know I'm a huge cat lover. I have fostered and found homes for almost 70 kitties. Help me make Moo #70!
His wonderful momma can no longer care for him as the economy has forced her to relocate to a place that will not accept animals. She has no other family that can take him, and she feels as though she's being forced through finances and circumstance to give up her child. Please don't judge this woman for the scenario she finds herself in.
Anyway, here is a bit about Moo from his momma. As you can tell, she's a doting, thoughtful parent who really wants to make sure Moo finds a good, loving home. Thanks in advance for any and all help / prayers you send Moo's way!
Moo was born in mid-July, 2000 and was declawed shortly thereafter. He tested negative for feline leukemia virus. He did receive the vaccine as a kitten, and received his annual booster until 2009. At that time, I was advised that since Moo never went outside, he no longer needed to receive it. I was advised to get it again should his “status” change to indoor/outdoor cat. His status has not changed.
Moo is very friendly and loving. He prefers to come to you, but will come when called (usually). He does not like sudden, loud noises. If you run a vacuum cleaner, he will run and hide in a different room. He does NOT like the garbage disposal, and I have learned to run it when he is in different room with the door closed. I will open the door a few minutes later, and he is fine. I have only seen him hiss and spit twice – once at the vet’s office while he was in his crate and a dog was sniffing around it, and once when a toddler was trying pet him when he was hiding under a bed.
Moo eats Science Diet dry food: a combination of Hairball Control Light and Mature Indoor Cat. Both can be purchased at pet supply stores. I will fill his bowl twice daily with about a third to a half cup of dry food. He does not always eat that much, and occasionally will let me know he wants more food by standing near his bowl and mewing. I do not keep food in his dish constantly, and therefore, he does not overeat and then get sick from too much food. Moo loves the water and a bit of fish from a can of tuna, and usually comes running when I open one. He does like any variety of canned food as a treat, but usually only about 2-3 ounces at a time. He likes to lick bowls that held tomato sauce, he likes chicken broth and stock, and beef broth. Moo does not drink a lot. He frequently ignores his water dish. He will usually climb on the bathroom vanity and drink right from the tap when I am brushing my teeth. Sometimes, he will stand in the powder room doorway and call. I turn on the water, and he will go up and take a drink.
Moo does not seem to care for any crunchy cat treats, but he does like the “moist” treats, such as Whisker Lickin’s or Pounce, any flavor. I leave 5-6 every day on the floor near his food, when I leave for the day. He usually declines the treats when I offer them from my hand. Moo also likes “Cat Milk” in small amounts – about and eighth of a cup – in a bowl as a treat.
For litter, I buy Fresh Step Multi-Cat Formula, which can be purchased anywhere. I don’t know how he would feel about different litter, I have seldom been unable to find it, and think it’s just better to be consistent.
Moo does not like to be brushed much. I usually have two brushes at time, a while I am brushing with one hand, he likes to be able to sniff the other. He will bat the brush with a front paw and walk away when he has had enough.
Moo is picky about his toys. He likes toy mice that have something inside that “rattles”, but they are hard to find. He likes toys on the smaller side that have feathers, but he chews the feathers off quickly. I find them to be among his favorite. He likes fuzzy mice with long tails. Plain toys that look like mice don’t seem to interest him. He likes to bat small balls around, too. I once fished four out from under the kitchen stove. He likes the toy shaped like a bee, the ears seem to really interest him. It does not look like he plays with it, but he does. I hear it sometimes in the middle of the night. Moo will get very curious about cardboard boxes that are about the size he can get into (18x12x12). He likes to sit and sometimes lie in the lid placed on the floor.
I have purchased several beds for him over the years, and he has not used one since he was a kitten. He is creature of comfort, however. I often find him curled up on either my bed or the guest bed. So much so that I have taken to covering the beds in a clear vinyl shower curtain to cut down on having to use a roller on the cover. He does not mind laying on that at all.
When I go to bed, Moo usually comes up when I turn off the light, and will lie near my head, or more frequently, at the foot of the bed.
Around the holidays, or even whenever there is a gift around, moo loves to chew on curling ribbon. He will eat it, and he will get sick, every time, so I am always certain to keep curling ribbon away from him. The wrapped gifts are kept covered at all times. Moo will bat at ornaments hanging from the bottom of my Christmas tree. He really seems to enjoy this, so I do hang inexpensive dangling ornaments of no sentimental value from the bottom branches.
Moo also is very curious about snow. He watches it for hours at the sliding glass door on my patio, or from a windowsill. Because he won’t jump from the second floor patio, I would let him out to explore. He only stays out for a few minutes at a time. Previously, when that was not possible, I would put a pile on a cookie sheet and bring it right in my apartment on put it on the kitchen floor. When he was done, I would just dump it in the sink.
As I told you, Moo really likes that green blanket. When I put in on my lap, he gets right up and starts kneading and purring. When he is very happy and content there, he will drool a lot, so have a napkin nearby!
So if you're interested in helping this little guy out, please don't hesitate to let me know! I'll be sure to pass you along to Moo's Momma. And keep them in your prayers. Moo so that he finds a great home, and Momma so she has a safe, successful and blessed move for herself and her family. Thank you!
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