- Declawed: No
- House trained: Yes
- Special Needs: No
- Spay/Neutered status: Yes
- Up-to-date on vaccinations: Yes
Perry is a large and long framed 17 pound 2 year old tuxedo male. He is FELV and FIV negative and has had all his shots updated. He is comfortable with other cats and people. His gold eyes shine with life – he is curious and loves to explore; thus his name Perry which means “traveler”. Perry was found wandering on Muddy Branch Road in Gaithersburg on March 27 and taken to the shelter. Why no one came looking for this handsome , well groomed, already neutered and well socialized cat is a mystery to us all. Perry caught the eye of a cat guardian. Captivated by this gentle, friendly young cat, this sponsor pledged to pay any adoption fees for his adopter. “Surely with such a patron”, Perry thought, “A furrever home will be mine again shortly”
People came and time passed: Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, the 4th of July, maybe even Perry’s birthday for all we know. 110 days in all. And then one day a woman came into the rescue room and began talking to each cat. Perry could hardly contain himself. When she was 2 doors down he reached his paw through the bars and waved a greeting and invited her by. Perry listened as she commented on his finely groomed tuxedo, his bright golden eyes and his gentle but persistent waves.. She said she was here to take home two Fancy Cats but didn’t know their names. Lo and Behold, a few minutes later, the women returned and proclaimed HE WAS THE ONE SHE CAME FOR ! He was to be a FANCY CAT!
Perry is truly a special cat. The first day in his foster home, Perry nuzzled and consoled his roommate who was too ill to realize their good fortune. Perry came over when their foster mom was encouraging the roommate to eat and took a bite and looked at his roomie as if to say “go ahead. Its good. It’s what I have too. I checked it out for you”.
Perry quickly and easily transitioned to being one of a group. He is not intimidated by the occasional hiss when he gets too close and accepts the curious sniff and rubs from a new acquaintance. He defers to the more dominant cats, but is not letting them unduly restrict his movements. The first time he discovered the foster room had a window, he sat on the windowsill, tall and alert, tail twitching, & watching the activities outside. He loves to tuck himself into the cardboard box on the desk that allows him to see outside even if the other cats are on the window sill.
Perry is looking for a special someone to snuggle with on the couch and get ear scratches. He accepts brushing, although he wonders why it’s necessary because he is a good groomer. Perry is easy to feed, liking many different kinds of food, and so grateful for regular predictable meals. Now all he would like is company at meal time! He has wonderful litter box manners: the cat equivalent of the rare man who cleans the seat and puts it down when he is done. Perry wipes the sides of the box clean, rearranges the litter just so and ALWAYS hits inside the box.
While Perry could be a single cat, his interest in other cats and his easy going compromising style would make him a great addition to a household seeking to add more fur members.
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