Roxey is a sweet, quiet and easy-going tuxedo cat. She loves being inside and enjoys going out to explore with her brother Sam. Roxey and Sam are a bonded pair who have been abandoned by their previous owner. Luckily, their amazing neighbor has been caring for them. They are in search of a new family who will love and take great care of them.
Adop-A-Pet.com asked their caretaker to answer some questions. Below you will find a lovely description of Roxey in the words of her caretaker. They took a lot of care and time to create a perfect description for her new family.
Yes both cats have been fixed :)
Yes both have had shots in the past but are not current
Yes both are used to being inside pets-who do not use a litter box. They were trained to go outside to potty and play.
Good with Cats:
Yes but depends on the other cats, Right now both are skittish to other animals right now. Before their owner left town they liked to play chase with my kitty on occasion. Roxey the female is now skittish around all animals because she is so scared. Sam the male is better if he happens to be around my kitty. And they still like to talk to each other at the screen door.
Good with Dogs:
Both tolerate small dogs but not big ones, unless they are very mellow.
Good with Kids:
Some--they are cats and tend to do cats things--like shy away from all people when they are first introduced to their environment. My previous neighbor had lots of people over the years come to visit. As far as I know the cats were not aggressive towards any humans
Both still have normal levels, except they have both lost weight. So they are not at the same activity of playing chase with my kitty when she is outside with them. Because of the trauma of becoming homeless, I have tried to keep my cat from being outside especially when Roxey is around because she is just so skittish she runs away to hide and not play and I am desperately trying to get her weight to go back up.
Roxey was a rescue herself. But as she grew older, she had a great cat personality. She was mainly lovey dovey with her owner, especially when she was at the computer--She has always been on the skinny side but she matched her owner. Must have 1/2 can of wet food 2x a day. and some dry for snacks. Since she has lost so much weight I have tried to feed her a third time of the day when I am off (only 2 days a week) which seems to be helping. Loves to be inside and safe when sleeping and then likes to go outside and play and explore with Sam. Will come to the door when ready to come inside. Around little dogs she will play with them at times. My neighbor always had little dogs. And Roxey did well with all of them.
Adjectives to describe them:
Roxey is a beautifully marked Tuxedo. Sam is a main coon and even though he is male....he loves to fan that tail !! I love both of their voices.
They are easy. Older, not getting into stuff. She had knick knacks all over the house and I can't remember the cats ever breaking anything. They do get along really good together, except now since Roxey is underweight, she is skittish of Sam at times although I can tell he is still looking out for her so nothing happens to her. If you leave them outside when you leave home, they will be there when you get home--probably ready to come in and eat.....Neighbor did feed them wet food in separate bowls--and water. but had dry food in 1 bowl. If really hungry they would eat some of the dog food :( They are usually really good about sharing food--they are not like the 2 other strays that are mean that have come to my outside recently to eat all the food that they can. Usually whoever starts eating first will only eat 1/2 of the food so the other one can have the other 1/2.
Sleeping, eating, laying on the railing of the deck and sleeping. They are really protective of owner and owner's yard. Getting in your way when you're on the computer or sometimes watching tv.
The usual cat stuff--disappearing when you want them. In your face when you'd rather they not be. Laying in flower beds and pots outside. Looking for all birds outside to chase--At one time neighbor had bird inside in cage--and Roxey liked to walk around his cage and talk to him....but never tried to hurt the bird.
Yes--normal kitty stuff. They do not really care for the "cheap" food that is not good for them. dry food--they like friskies-grillers. and temptations cat treats. and at feeding time split a friskies 5.5 can of food between them.
Roxey is the quietest unless she's hungry. Purrs when petted.
What do you think the ideal home for these cats would be?
Someone newly retired or stay at home that can feed them a little extra at first to get some of their weight back on them. And can bond with them and let them know they are loved and going to get fed, and be let outside to go potty. And if Roxey uses the bathtub for potty not get upset with her.
They both need shots to be current, some extra food. Some reassurance they are in a safe place. Flea treatment. Since Roxey has lost weight I am scared to try to put anything on her. Sam's fur needs to be brushed. Roxey has had a UTI in the past but medicine from vet and she was fine--I think that is what started her going outside to potty. Roxey does like to wake you up between 6-7 am to go outside to potty--when things were normal.
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