Domestic Short Hair / Cymric / Mixed (short coat) : : Male (neutered) : : Young : : Medium
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Please Note: This animal is listed as a courtesy to another organization. Please be sure to contact the foster/caretaker for more information about him.
Contact Bob's Caretaker/Foster Directly: Kathy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Passionate, uniquely handsome, yearns for safe human connection.
A strikingly gorgeous male with unique stripey swirls on his sides and back legs, handsome eyeliner, white socks, white chest and “collar,” short tail (hence his name), Bob was likely born to a feral mother just outside of Georgetown. He started coming to our porch for dinner in late summer of 2017 when we snapped the photo of him sitting with a raccoon and opossum politely waiting to be served. He seemed happily independent, always evading our traps, but lonely, often breaking our hearts with sad meowing as he wandered off into the night after dinner.
In 2019 when Bob showed up with a cactus (or porcupine) spine through his right eye we feared the eye was a lost cause and that he may even die from resulting infection. We rushed to the nearest KFC and on March 14, 2019 Bob finally entered our trap and we immediately took him to a vet willing to try to save his eye. He came back almost as good as new: the pupil in his right eye is a little larger (some call it soulful) but the vet truly did a miracle.
After we had done the “Trap" and “Neuter” parts of "TNR," we couldn’t bear to “Release” Bob considering his injury as well as local predators, rattlesnakes, cactus, etc., so we started socializing him. At first he was terrified of being indoors, hating even to be looked at by humans, but he’s made tremendous progress and his unique personality has emerged. He wears his heart on his sleeve and always lets us know how he’s feeling. He’s very vocal. He loves being talked to and often "dialogues" with us. His meows are quite varied depending on his emotions at the time. During visits, he purrs, rubs, rolls around and makes exaggerated biscuits - many in the air. He’s now accepting treats from our fingers and pressing his cheek into our hands! He thrives on human company and often protests with a loud, forlorn meow (seemingly asking “Please don’t go!!!!”) when we have to leave his room.
We wish we could keep this special kitty but our time and affections are spread too thin. We rescued 6 total adult ferals so Bob has to live in his own room at our house. We believe he will continue to thrive in a peaceful home where he can enjoy exploring, observing and interacting in a shared living space. A patient human willing to give Bob time, patience and the love he lacked in the wild will surely unlock more of Bob's sweet personality. His heart and passions are exceptionally huge, and this will make him a wonderfully soulful pet for the right forever home.
Since Bob is still a "work-in-progress," he's probably better suited for an experienced cat owner. At this time he is probably not a good fit for a household with children. He’s not a lap cat yet, but he’s showing us enough interest and affection that we believe he has potential to become one.
As for other cats, Bob has met two of the other tamed feral cats in our home: one attacked him while he remained passive, and he coexisted peaceably with the other; so, we venture to guess that Bob could enjoy the companionship of other non-combative animals. (NOTE: Dr. Roy Smith, founder of Central Texas Cat Hospital, swears after 50+ years of rescuing and treating cats that every cat wishes to be the ONLY cat in a household, that it’s we humans who believe they need a cat friend.)
We would love to talk to you more about Bob to find out if you and he might make a good fit together.
The two cat trees in the photos are available free to his new adoptive family. His favorite is a very high quality tree made by New Cat Condos, one of their top-of-the-line products.
More about Bob
Is Not Good with Kids
Special Needs: Bob thrives when he can simply be near his humans.