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I am already neutered, up to date with shots, not good with kids, and good with cats.
Dexter's background is unknown prior to November 2010, when he appeared at a home and sought shelter under the front deck - hence the name Dexter. After a few weeks of putting food down for him, the homeowners coaxed him inside during a severe cold spell in early December 2010, and have hosted him since then.
The hosts have their own male cat, who is very territorial and doesn't want to share his home. If not for this, they would be delighted to keep him. They are only surrendering him out of a sense of responsibility and loyalty to their own cat. Dexter says "I tried to play with their cat but he always gets all hissy and runs away. I'm not bothered by his fits, and never respond to his tantrums, as I'm just a gentle giant and I only want to be friends with him".
Dexter displays no aggression towards the other cat, and it is believed that he could share his new home with other cats. His affectionate nature suggests that he would be suitable for mature folks seeking quality companionship. Dexter has not been observed in the company of dogs.
Dexter still reacts to quick movements and sudden sounds, perhaps as a result of fending for himself in the past, but he has progressed extremely well since being taken in by his hosts, and he is now quite comfortable living indoors. He loves to play, either on his own or with objects dangled in front of him, but he really likes to cuddle up to you. He will jump on the couch next to you and simply collapse on your lap, or sit on your lap and put his paws on your chest to seek affection. As Dexter is still skittish and sensitive to unexpected noise and movement, his hosts believe that he will not be comfortable around children until he adapts to being a house cat.
However, he is still rather vocal, which might be a sign that he wants to be outdoors. His size, and the fact that he actually lost weight once he was brought inside, suggests that he can fend for himself outdoors, and might be a good candidate as a barn cat that lives indoors while earning his keep maintaining a mouse-free barn. However, Dexter has too much to offer in terms of affection and companionship, to be an outdoor cat only.
The person adopting Dexter will be very pleased and proud of their new companion, and will likely grow to adore him as much as his current hosts already do.