Jim-boy is a 5-6 year old affectionate cat – a distinctly marked black, brown and orange tabby who weighs about 13 1⁄2 pounds. He arrived at our door months ago (early 2022), hungry and in need of shelter. We took him inside our house at the beginning of this year (early Jan.) when his paw got injured. Timid and fearful at first, he hid in our pantry closet until he gradually lost his fear of this new environment – i.e, our kitchen. Unfortunately, we cannot let Jim have the run of the house, nor can we keep him as much as we would like to. We have four other cats already, including one oldie with somewhat demanding medical needs and another oldie who nevertheless is still aggressive and territorial.
Jim was affectionate from the start, letting me pet him and eventually “asking” to be petted. Now, he is more like a puppy, underfoot, wanting to be held and cuddled frequently, and obviously displaying characteristics of the ideal “lap” cat. He shows little inclination these days to spend much time outdoors; rather, he seems to enjoy short periods sunning himself on the grass in the backyard and watching the birds and sights. He enjoys catnip, likes to play with his mouse toys, batting them around the kitchen floor, and likes to sit with us on his own chair during our dinner time.
He has been neutered and his Rabies and FVRCP vaccines are current. He was also tested for FIV and feline leukemia in Feb. 2023, the results were negative. Jim is currently being treated for what is thought to be an autoimmune condition called Pillow Paws. His paws are healing nicely with the medication and supplements he is receiving and, even more importantly, we think, with the safe and affectionate environment he now enjoys. Following his final check-up during the first week of March, Jim-boy should be available for placement after March 8th.
Jim is a very affectionate cat, who would likely be content on his human’s lap for hours on end. He would be a perfect match for a person who has the patience and time to give him the affection he needs. The ideal companion could be a retiree(s) or a person who works from home, has owned cats in the past and is able to spend time holding and cuddling this affectionate guy. Jim is unlikely to thrive in a house with other pets or young children as he has some tendency to be fearful or anxious, probably from his extended time outdoors fending for himself. Although he is likely to be somewhat timid of a new owner at first, Jim should soon respond positively to anyone who is patient and kind to him.
Please contact Susan at (831) 484-6523 if you might be interested in sharing your home with Jim.