I am already neutered, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Hi, my name is Bentley. I hear my rescue Mom, Tracy, talk about the day she found me. What I would tell her if I could talk human is that I actually found her. You see, Tracy had been going to Gleason Park in Indian Harbour Beach for about a year to feed the feral cats there. She got to know most of the cats, well except the really scared ones who would wait to come out to eat the food until after she was gone because they were really feral. As I was talking to the other cats I learned that she would be there every night about the same time. So, I waited for her to show up. When I saw her I came running toward her to let her know that I was new there, that I was friendly, but I was scared and didn't want to be there anymore. I knew she would help me, but I wasn't going to take a chance that she might forget to take me with her. I can't remember how long I had been there, but it couldn't have been very long because I still was a healthy weight and I wasn't scruffy or anything. The reason I can't remember is because I was so traumatized that I think my brain was trying to protect me from the pain of my previous owners disowning me. After all, who wants to remember people who just left me to fend for myself? Anyway, as Tracy walked around putting food out in different places I just followed her around. I wanted to make sure I didn't lose her. I remember her saying, "maybe we should take this one". Well, I wasn't going to give her a chance to say no. So, as she walked back to her car, I followed. I waited patiently while she fed the ducks. I kind of wanted to chase them, but I didn't because I didn't want Tracy to leave without me. So, when she opened up her trunk to put some of the food away I waited some more. But as soon as she opened her back door I jumped in her car. I sat there and gave her a really pitiful look; and just like I thought, it worked! She said, "well, if you want to come with me that bad, how can I say no?". Yes! It worked! I knew she couldn't resist my good looks.
Over the next few weeks Tracy tried her best to find my owners. I knew no one would claim me, but she tried nonetheless. I tried to tell her that they didn't want me anymore and that's why they left me in the park, but she can't understand my language. And I thought humans were suppose to be smart. Oh well, I have to give her credit, she made up posters, filed found reports, and even went door to door looking for my owners, to no avail...just like I told her. By then I was just so happy to be in a home again, out of the park, and around humans that loved me.
Now I'm looking for a family that promises to love me, protect me, and who will never leave me alone ever again. That's not so much to ask, is it? I have to tell you, I'm the kind of cat who knows what I want. I don't like to be petted on my body more than a couple of strokes. However, you can scratch my head and chin all day and I won't try to nip at you. I don't know why I don't like being petted on my body, I guess because I get over stimulated really easy, and that does it for me. I do love to snuggle though! I mean, I really love to snuggle. There's nothing like waiting for you to go to bed and then getting as close as I can to you. That makes me feel safe, and I have the need to feel safe. I have to admit that I get a little temperamental sometimes. Sometimes I just feel the need to reach out and touch you...ok, fine, sometimes I swat at people. That's just part of my personality...I guess I'm a little eccentric. I do get along with dogs, as long as they don't chase me. I'm more of a submissive cat. However, when I get challenged by another cat I just sit there and look at them, confused. I hear Tracy say that to the other cat that's like me challenging them, even though she knows that's not what I'm doing. She gets me. I'm really not challenging them. I'm honestly just sitting there thinking about what to do next, and wondering why they're challenging me, especially since I don't ever challenge them. It's kind of funny that Tracy knows me better than my own species knows me. So, who I'm looking for is someone that will take the time to get to know me, and who will love me for not only my great qualities, but also my flaws. After all, everyone (cats, humans, dogs, and everyone else) has flaws. I'll tell you what though, if you promise to love me and take care of me for the rest of my life, I'll be your best friend forever. I'll never leave you, won't forget about you, will snuggle you, treasure you, be loyal to you, and will love you until the end of time. Oh, and have you seen my pictures? I'm adorable if I do say so myself! Lol I don't care if you're having a bad day or a good day, if you're not perfect (like who is?), if you're eccentric, and I won't even hold it against you if you're considered "normal". If you can do the same for me, then we will make a great team!
I am really looking forward to finding a person to call my own. If you think you can give me a loving home, then I promise to be your best friend.
Ok. What are you waiting for? Tracy and I are both waiting for you to call so you can meet me. Trust me, the minute you see me, you'll fall in love. I just tend to have that kind of effect on people. Don't believe me? Call Tracy and I'll show you. See you soon!