Sunday, July 8, 2012

A Cat for You: Pooka Up for Adoption

Pooka, reclining.
You know, I hate to do this, but it's time and I must. Pooka has to find a new home, a good home, a home where he can be himself, love his owner, raise a little hell and be a cat. I have discovered that household animals and I don't do well together and it's nobody's fault, just the way the dice were rolled a bunch of years ago when I got my personality.

I found Poo at the Wild Animal Rescue three months ago and like the immediate attraction you have to somebody you love briefly--which burns itself out from too hot a flame--we had some good times, but now we're getting on each other's nerves.

Poo is probably one of the top two cats I've ever known (Porkchop, the Himalayan who adopted me is the other; he was killed by a car), but I am at an age where I like to sleep all night, prefer to keep things ON shelves and don't want cat hair where it shouldn't be. Cat lovers don't mind any of that. They like a little warm body snugging in on them at night and they put their good stuff away. Cat hair, as one cat lover once said, "is a condiment." Not here.

So, what we get is a reluctant parting of the ways, but good memories and a few good photos. Madeline, my grandgirl, is going to kill me when she finds out. Poo loves kids and those two are bonded pretty well, but not enough so that I have to keep Poo here. Maddie can't have him at home, so you get him.

Here are the details:

  • One year old
  • 9 pounds
  • White (beautiful, healthy, trim)
  • Deaf (vet says most white cats are deaf)
  • Affectionate
  • No claws up front (I had this done--although I hated to--because he is deaf and outside he's vulnerable; he must be an inside cat)
  • Neutered
  • Energetic
  • Talky

Here's the deal: You can have him for nothing if I am convinced he'll have a good home. I like this cat and I want him to have a loving place to go. I'm not a cat guy, but this is a special cat. If you're interested, call me at 540-556-8510 and we'll arrange for you to take a look and have a sit-down with Poo.