Johnny Boy is brilliant! He shortlisted himself at the local shelter by being food aggressive and displaying teeth a couple of times after being there for 5-months. Anywho, staff figured out he was a good boy who just wanted o-u-t of the shelter to de-stress.
So he came to Buddy Ranch to get his mojo back and.... its back!
This smarty pants has found his happy, and he is now greeting us with kitty chirps every morning and running his purr motor in the evenings during tv hour. He loves scratches behind his ears and faces backwards so he can get back rubs. He is a (closet)DROOLER and he gets huffy if he thinks you are laughing at him! So adorable :)
This special boy has all the makings of an excellent mate for anyone who has a very gentle hand and can be patient with him so that he completely develops trust in his new family person. It appears that he may have been over handled in his past, and possibly not in a way that felt good/safe for him to be touched. He has already made huge strides with sweet words and soft pets. He is now behaving gently and initiates a lot of physical contact and gives affection - which is purrfect and on his terms.
Johnny is approx. 3 years old. He is a large boy - not overweight but bigger. He really likes to keep himself clean - always grooming and smelling great! He has beautiful blue/green eyes and really looks you in the eyes when communicating. He is can be a snuggler for short periods of time and the big deal right now is for him to walk over and climb on your chest for ear scratches. It doesn't last too long but it seems like he is challenging himself to let his guard down and socialize. He is a good eater and has no problem sharing his food with his female roommates - he is actually quite chivalrous and lets them eat first! He uses the kitty box like a pro - good boy! He knows dogs and dog barking. He has been briefly tested with dogs in the same room and he did well. He didn't run off. If he wasn't named Johnny, his name should be King. He has a personality that says - yes, I see you over there my subject, and it would please me if you fluffed my pillow and brought me my breakfast :)
Johnnys best home would be as an inside kitty - a single or companion - is fine. The most important piece of his adoption is his new human - he needs a quiet gentle hand so he can trust and bond. He is doing so well and his progress is remarkable how quickly he has come back to happy. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org - thank you for reading about Johnny!
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