I am the most rule-following of rule-followers. People who don’t line up for the bus properly make me crazy! But Toronto Cat Rescue is turning me into a rebel. (Hahahahahahahaha!)
Meet Bear (who puts us over the limit):
Isn’t he AWESOME? Yes, he has blue eyes and yes, his ear is tipped. I know almost nothing about him except that he’s been at Toronto Animal Services as a stray since August. And he just had dental surgery — I picked him up from the vet clinic. He’s very gentle, leaning to timid. I’m going to guess that he didn’t show well at the shelter. That and he’s FIV positive. My first, as far as I know! Not by design — I haven’t rejected any fosters for it, it just hasn’t come up before. At least not since the very beginning. Fortunately, TCR has a great adoption record for FIV+ cats; we work very hard at education.
He’s very big; he’s a big boy, but he’s overweight, too. A month ago he weighed 8.77kg (19.3lbs)!! I don’t imagine he’s lost any weight since then. I CAN’T WAIT to see Kira beside him!!! I’m hoping she’ll start an exercise programme for him the way she has for Murphy. 😉
Both Murphy and Kira had a peek at him through the crate and there was no reaction on either side. I hope that bodes well for an early release from the bathroom where he is now; he’s already letting me know that he thinks freedom is better. (He has the tiniest little, plaintive meow!)