Dewey's special need is that he has the herpes upper respiratory virus. This is not terrible, but it is contagious to other cats. Most cats developed immunity from most forms of herpes if nursed by their moms. The virus acts like an allergy - the cat can demonstrate runny eyes or perhaps sneezing. It is more obvious if the cat is stressed. It can be lessened by giving l-lysine treats (inexpensive and do not need an prescription). Dewey loves his chewy lysine treats!
Dewey's personality is best described as our "lounge cat". He just needs a TV, remote and a bag of ships and he'd be happy! Actually, Dewey loves to play, but is often outcompeted for the toys by the smaller, faster cats. We want Dewey to have a home so he can have his fair share of the toys.
Dewey does not like children or dogs. He is great with other cats, especially females (hey, as long as his markings indicate a fancy night, might as well share it with the ladies, right?!).
Dewey does like adults. He is not a lap cat or one to be carried around (usually uncomfortable for large cats).He likes soft brushes, gentle pets and for you to just talk with him - give him some attention.
We think Dewey has gotten an unfair shake in his life - dumped in the road and forced to try to grab food from resident barn cats, the moved to our rescue but that's not a real home. He deserves a home where he has less competition for attention, a better window view, a person he can rely on. He needs you -he's a best friend cat.
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