Tony and Caesar came from a feral cat colony as kittens and were soon placed in a home where they were loved and allowed to adjust to indoor life at their own pace. They were in their new home for two years until their human became suddenly ill and had to be hospitalized. They are now in a foster home waiting for their forever home.
The boys still show signs of nervousness and are skittish but they are also gentle, affectionate and enjoy human companionship. They initially hid and were frightened in their foster home but have made remarkable progress in the past two months. Caesar meows and greets his foster mom for strokes and belly rubs and follows her around. When approached too quickly, he will dart away, but he quickly returns to seek attention. Tony also loves to be stroked and patted but he also still spends some time hiding. However, when his foster mom sits on the bed, he jumps up to seek attention and snuggle beside her.
The boys are bonded and play together, chasing each other up and down the hallway of their foster home. They seem to get along well with other cats as they are curious about the resident kitties in their foster home, even if they get chased or hissed at. They are so good-natured. They don’t hiss, swat or bite, not even when frightened. When at the vet clinic, they were frightened but tolerated being examined and having their nails trimmed. We are not sure how they would get along with a dog. They are very easy-going despite being skittish so they could be okay with a gentle, friendly dog who likes cats.
They lived harmoniously with one older child in their first home. Because of their skittishness, they would be best in a quiet home. They need an experienced and understanding guardian who will wait for them to come out of their shell at their own pace. Once familiar with their new person, they will be interactive, expressive and affectionate, though they will still likely hide when visitors drop in, but that’s not uncommon with any nervous cat.
They are three years of age and healthy, up to date with shots and microchipped. They are indoor cats which would be best given their nervous nature.
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