I’m hoping you could post these photos of Louie. He started coming around in the spring. Of course we called all of the no-kill shelters, and of course, everybody is full. I’ve tried asking around to see if anyone is looking for a cat. I even offered him to our contractor, but no dice. We live in a neighborhood with a lot of strays, and we’ve had a few heart-breakers where the cat disappeared or died right as we were lining up a home. We normally we just leave food out and refuse to get attached because of this. Louie has ignored our efforts at keeping a distance, and he has clearly decided that we’re his rescuers. I often see him sitting on the brick fascia with his nose pressed against the window, looking longingly into the house. The problem is that we already have two, and one is quite elderly. There’s just no way we can take him, and he so clearly wants to have a home. I’m hoping a Balloon-Juicer in MN is willing to take him.
He’s very friendly; earlier in the summer he would sometimes get too excited if someone pet him too long, and he’d sometimes get a little nippy. This has disappeared with my husband, who spends more time with him than I do, and he’s getting better with me too. I’m pretty confident that once you take him home and give him time to feel safe, the behavior would go away entirely. I think he’d be o.k. with other cats, since we have one indoor/outdoor cat and he never bothers or hisses at her. I don’t know about dogs or kids since I’ve never seen him with either. He’s a pretty low-key guy though, so my guess is he’d be fine. We really like him, and we think he’d be a fantastic pet for someone.
He isn’t neutered. My husband and I are willing to take him to the vet, and pay for his neuter, initial work-up, and first vaccinations. We thought about taking him in to get a check-up so we could give a health status, but we’re afraid of traumatizing him to the point we wouldn’t be able to catch him again. He seems healthy enough, although a little rough around the edges. We’re also willing to deliver him within about a one hour radius of N. Mpls.
If you have a potential home for this good-looking (blue!) guy, email me at [email protected] — or click on my name near the top of the right-hand column — and I’ll link you up.