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Laid back, super chill ... a Cat in a Million!
Mr. Big is a substantial cat, solid, confident and full of per--dare we say purr?-sonality. He really likes men, and while possibly a man's cat at heart, he does not discriminate and shares his time equally with his foster mom and kids. But in the evenings, he invariably seeks out his foster dad for lounging on the couch in front of the TV. Mr. Big has impeccable litter box manners. He is not fazed by the family dog, but will push her around if he feels like it, other times they can be found sleeping near each other. Mr. Big is very social in the mornings and in the evenings and when the kids are at school, splits his day between napping and following his foster mom around, keeping her company while she's on the treadmill or working at her desk. Mr. Big is a great family guy, and indulges his softer side helping the kids with their projects. He likes to play dolls with his little foster sister and routinely stays in his young brother's room in the evenings as he falls asleep.
Mr. Big is a "back sprawler" meaning he is typically reclined in the middle of the floor with all four feet in the air and his big fuzzy white tummy exposed. Mr. Big does not like to be carried/picked up but will tolerate it. He does have limits that need to be respected and might give a warning nip. He also sometimes grabs out with his paws when overstimulated or doesn't want you to stop petting him. But if you're wise in the ways of cats, these things won't be a problem, and he will reward you in countless ways with his countless other assets, including his big , deep satisfying purr!
While Mr. Big is a Cat in a Million, he is also a special needs kitty and requires a STRICT prescription diet to maintain urinary tract health and prevent a life threatening blockage. His former owners didn't understand this and gave in to his preference for the other cats' regular food. This led to recurring episodes of painful urination and near blockages that left his owners frustrated and overwhelmed. In fact, you almost missed the chance to meet Mr. Big: his owners had already signed the paperwork and paid for his euthanasia at an emergency vet hospital when FFGW intervened last year.
Mr. Big has been on the prescription food for more than a year with no signs of trouble and has been cleared for adoption by his vet. Mr Big has a slightly droop to the right side of his face after a bit of a health scare in the fall of 2016, but he has healed and been cleared by a board certified veterinary neurologist. His smile is just a bit goofier and cuter than before.
A final note: while Mr. Big was an indoor-outdoor kitty in his former home, and while he will beg and cajole you to open the door, to maintain his strict diet and his health, he cannot be allowed to roam at will: ALL outdoor adventures must be from a securely enclosed screened porch, a securely cat-fenced yard (ask us about recommended styles!) or at the end of a leash from now on!
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