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Wanted: New home for sweet, affectionate male tabby
My cat, Cairo, is a (almost) 6 year old male domestic short hair. He’s a beautiful buff tabby (light tan with strips and yellow eyes). He’s microchipped, licensed in Multnomah County, and caught up on shots and vaccines.
While we love him very much, we think he might like a slightly less chaotic home than what we can provide. We have a two-year-old, and while he is completely mellow around her (even when she tried to color his ears with crayons or sit on him), he prefers to hide when she is awake–which means he hides most of the time these days. He still loves attention, but prefers to come out only when it’s quiet–which isn’t very often.
He’s been an indoor-cat and only-cat all his life, so he would be best in a similar environment. He does like an occassional sniff around the patio, but generally speaking, he does not run for the door when it opens and has a healthy skepticism about the outdoors. He’s never been around dogs or other cats. He’d probably be OK, but then he might be apt to just hide all the time, and that’s not what I’d want for him.
With us, he has lived in everything from a studio apartment to a three story townhouse, and has moved with us 5 times, so he is a flexible kitty. As long as he has his bowl, his litterbox, and decent place to hide, he’s happy. (His favorite hiding spots are in cupboards and under blankets. He can squeeze into some pretty tiny spots if he wants to.)
He is also low-maintenance. If we have to leave town for a fews days, we just leave out extra food and water. If we are gone a week or more, we’ll have someone check on him. He loves plain old dry cat food and isn’t interested in people food at all.
He’s always been 100% loyal and loving to “his people” but skittish and shy around strangers. Though, once you have been around him for a day or two, he warms up and becomes a sweet, affection-seeking kitty.
I think he’d be best with a person or couple who love kitties on their laps and have more time to give him the pets and affection than our growing family has. I think he’d also be fine with older childen (teens or mature kids) who LOVE kitties and need a sweet pal to cuddle with. He is fine with little kids, but he’s just not into all the noise they make and chaos. He will just hide if he’s not OK with a situation.
He very well trained. He ONLY goes the bathroom in his cat box. He has NEVER sprayed. Ever.
Please note that while Cairo is a sweet cat, he’s also very shy and skittish. He WILL hide from any new person for (probably) several days, so a new pet parent should know to not be discouraged if he doesn’t eat or come out from hiding a few days when he first gets to a new home. But he will warm up, and become a happy lap cat eventually.
I can help with re-registering his micro-chip and licensing (if he stays in the county), and I can provide records of his medical care. (He currently goes to the VCA in Woodstock.)