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Rescue Group: 4Paws Rescue Team, Inc.
|Breed:||Domestic Shorthair||Color:||Tiger Striped||Age:||Young|
Wisky is a fabulously gorgeous and extremely special cat who has a few special needs. He came to 4Paws Rescue as a stray. In his foster home, he coexists well around his many other feline companions and one dog. He socially thrives by observing their activity and occasionally sniffing them when they are not looking! He was one of the first household cats to adjust to a new dog and is often found curled up and snoozing solo in the dog's gigantic crate. (Wisky is clearly in charge of the dog!) He loves being near humans, too, and often chooses a spot in the center of a room or on a puffy chair. He can keep his eye on things from these positions. And if you happen to be sitting in “his” spot, he’ll just plop on your lap! He especially loves catnip toys and his favorite is a big, catnip carrot.
This cat is a good choice for that someone accustomed to the sound of Siamese “talking cats.” Judging by his meow we think that Wisky probably has a bit of Siamese ancestry.
Wisky’s social needs are a little hard to discern at first so he needs a mature family that understands “cat language” and who will be willing to be patient as he settles in to a new environment. And he will settle in!! However, Wisky does have a lot of arthritis in his front joints. This is managed by keeping his weight low and by handling him with gentle and loving care. Because of the chronic pain associated with arthritis, Wisky is protective of his lower extremities and might give a warning if he’s handled excessively. But this behavior lessens with time, respect for those boundaries, and a stable home environment. We’ve also been able to supplement his dose of affection by brushing him every day and scratching him under the chin –which he loves, loves, loves!
Wisky is litterbox-trained, neutered, up to date on vaccines, and has tested negative for FIV & FELV. His estimated age is between 3 and 8 years old. Though he'll need a generous introduction period, he would ultimately love a home with some other cat-friendly animals!