We seem to be adopting a stray kitty we wound up with.
A houseless person saw him almost get hit by a car a couple of times, so she got him confined in a dog crate and put the word out, asking for help. My partner volunteered to take him to the Humane Society to check for a microchip. We chatted about what we’d do if he wasn’t chipped, but she apparently thought chipping was a lot more common than it is…
Anyway, he isn’t chipped. He’s about a year old, intact, and a total sweetie pie. From the description we had, I had thought he might be feral, but that’s the furthest thing from the truth. Like our cat P.K., this guy seems sweet and “bombproof.” Doesn’t blink an eye at two 8-year-olds yelling and flinging themselves about, as they do.
Those same 8-year-olds have been lobbying hard, and I think we’ve decided to keep him.
I was very worried about FIV, for which there’s no vaccine, so we got him tested, plus all his vaccines on Saturday. Got word he’s FeLV and FIV negative yesterday, so breathing easier. The first time to get him in for exam and neutering at our vet is late December, so we’re going to have to try to find a place that can neuter him sooner. He’s still very kittenish, not a tom cat, and we don’t want that to change.
Here’s a picture:
He has 1.5 brown toes.
He’s really laid back, and not at all skittish. He probably had a home. We’ve posted a found notice at the animal shelter and posted on Nextdoor. We also went through all the lost postings at the animal shelter.
So, now he needs a name. We’ve temporarily called him “Stripes,” but I don’t think that is his real name. His siblings are P.K., short for Pirate Kitty because he has one eye, and Gracie the wonder dog.
I’ll try to post our list later, but throwing it open for suggestions here.
One more pic: