Stormy (aka Stormclouds, aka Purrys Stormborn, First of his name)
Hi, my name is Stormy and I’m a super-sweet boy who’s had a rough beginning. You see, I was found outside with my 3 siblings, and being the biggest, I had to be the protector. That means I got hissy when strangers picked us up and tried handling us – I didn’t know what they wanted and we were all scared, but I had to be tough! A silly lady from Town Cats took us from the San Jose shelter down to the Town Cats facility, which had less animals and funny smells, but we were still in a strange place where people wanted to handle my family. I pretended I was too feral for a family and was almost put back outside, but somehow that silly lady knew I was bluffing! She sent me and my siblings to live with an even sillier lady, who told us she was our Foster Mommy.
I tried hissing and even growling at Foster Mommy when she attempted to touch us, but she just ignored it! She slow-blinked at me, and talked softly, and spent time with us and fed us yummy food, and kept touching us. I held out for as long as I could, but my brother and sisters were getting pets and tummy rubs and I really wanted some loving, too. I slowly started to trust Foster Mommy, and even let her cuddle me and kiss on my face. (I especially love those belly rubs and will purr super loud!)
One day I was playing when I jumped and slipped, falling with my foot trapped in a shelf. Foster Mom rushed to help me, but I was hurting and scared and didn’t make it easy for her. She freed my foot anyway and comforted me, telling me I’m a good brave boy and everything would be ok. Then she took me to something called a "vet" (which I didn’t like too much). They said I had broken the ball of my femur and needed an expensive surgery so I could walk on that leg again. Thanks to Town Cats, Silicon Valley Vet Specialists, and some awesome donors, I got fixed up and was quickly back to hopping and playing again! And getting lots of belly rubs, of course.
If you’re good at rubbing tummies and don’t mind me taking some time to trust you, you should adopt me!! Contact Town Cats Adoption Coordinator Kathy at Khagan@towncats.org for more information or come by Pet Food Express on Blossom Hill Road to meet me!