Through no fault of his own, our darling boy Tom is up for adoption again.
Tom is at least 5 years old. He will be looking for a safe outdoor home when he is well-fed and kept up at night. In return for this room and board, he will help take care of mice, rats and even gophers for some lucky owner!
Tom is a very sweet boy. He was originally owned by a woman who died; her family turned all her pet cats outside to survive on their own at the complex she was living in. That was when Tom was just a kitten--he's been surviving off the kindness of strangers and residents ever since. He is the only one of the original cats still alive. Residents would have happily continued to care for him, but new management was planning to "take care of him" if a home wasn't immediately found.
At that point, Tom came to live with us. He was neutered, vaccinated, treated for fleas, dewormed and given a general check up. He is in great health.
Tom is used to meowing--LOUDLY--for the food he received. He adores Iams and canned food of any kind--for a "beer" kind of rough-n-tough former stray, he has champagne taste, lol! Sometimes he hisses and growls, but it is all for show. Tom has never spit at, bitten, attacked or scratched any one of us or anyone we know. However, he will tap you with his paw if you're too slow in delivering the food, and this is where the problem came in from the original adopter. She said he was "needy" and "clingy." We disagree--he just likes his meals--and he likes them "NOW, PLEASE!.
Tom is a shorthair orange tabby. He still has adorable cute jowls from being an intact male for so long. He is not going to work out in a home with other males, so please don't ask. He did have a "girlfriend"--a spayed female he hung out with at his last home. We will take her, too, if the residents are able to catch her. She's reportedly a bit more elusive than our boy. At any rate, he would probably get along fine with a female cat (fixed of course!).
We insist on a home where Tom can be kept safely up at night. He loves to come in the house, but he doesn't have the best litter box manners and prefers dirt over a box anyway. He's not too crazy about dogs, but over time has learned to ignore our ranch dogs. He seems to like pretty much everyone, although he might be a bit too much for toddlers.
If you think you might have an appropriate setting for Tom, please give us a call at 760-896-4617. We look forward to hearing from you and Tom wants to know about your canned cat food preference!