Simon is a big, beautiful, energetic alpha male. He will let you sleep through the night and come to you when you wake with purring, nuzzles and head-butts (bunting). He’s not shy about getting up on your lap, and will want to sleep with you at the foot of your bed. He loves to play and needs a human companion who will play with him lots, daily. He's intelligent. As soon as his foster mom showed him a laser pointer, he jumped to attention, before the red dot had even appeared. If he sees a laser pointer sitting in your hand, he will gently prod you to play with him. He also loves wand toys and string.
Sometimes Simon likes to get under the covers in bed. He especially likes a tent, which you can easily make by propping up covers with a pillow or two. He also likes to sit on or in between shower curtains while you bathe, and take a swat at anything that moves on the other side of the curtain. Water fascinates him, but he only touches it occasionally.
Simon has an issue. He’s an ex-con with a violent past, and he needs your help to overcome it. He came to Toronto Cat Rescue from Toronto Animal Services after he bit a vet and TAS could not, by their mandate, put him up for adoption. TCR’s mandate is to ensure that no cat is put down, and it would truly have been a shame to put Simon down, he’s a sweet, strong, smart, beautiful boy in the prime of his life with no major health issues.
Simon needs an owner with up to date tetanus shots, antibiotics coverage, and no other pets or small children, at least at this time. He will need patience, and firm but gentle, consistent treatment, and a commitment to release his excess hunting energy by giving him interactive play regularly. He should not be with anyone who loses their temper easily. That said, he's a sweet, wonderful, easy cat to have around in every other way. He doesn't knock things off shelves, he isn't overly talkative (and often talks in a soft, sweet trill) and the more play he gets, the more love he returns. If you have a patient yet stimulating home, then please consider adopting Simon!
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