Bunny was born in October 2007, and lived with my late brother until Dick's death. Bunny has always been very confident and never met anyone who wasn't an instant friend. I was impressed with him when I visited my brother - partly because he walked right up to me to say "Hi !" and partly because of his handsome coat - mostly white with gray tabby markings that include a "bunny head" on the top of his head, and an "I" and a heart on one of his flanks.
Bunny would make any true cat lover (and some not-yet-cat-lovers) a happy addition to their home. Bunny gets along with other cats (never seen him start an argument, and he rarely is confronted by the boys that like to "play bully games". He loves to play - but doesn't share - if you use a laser pointer or feather toy, Bunny WILL get it and not give others much room to play at the same time. He won't hiss or slap - he simply will be faster and leap higher and take the attack to the toy. Bunny had never seen a dog before I brought him to my home, but has found my dog, Honey, to be simply another interesting part of his environment.
He uses the litter box (sometimes "digs to China" ), eats both canned and dry food but isn't piggy. He likes to drink water from a sink, but also uses a fountain or bowl. Bunny LOVES to snuggle, and often likes to be very close to you - like rubbing up against your chin and sleeping on your chest instead of your lap - but he will let you move him to your lap if you would prefer to breathe.
His only "bad habit" is the dreaded "shredding of the toilet roll" - so if you have a door to close to protect your Charmin, do it.
If I didn't already have my houseful of cats, Bunny would be a keeper for me, but he is also the most adoptable of my brother's cats (others are not as confident as he), so I hope he will find a wonderful home with someone who will let me know how he is doing through the years.
P.S. - he wasn't vaccinated as a kitten for respiratory infections, and does sneeze, wheeze sometimes during the day - sometimes when he's hugging you tight. His vet said that vaccinating him now would not be a good thing - that it could compromise his immune system and would have no effect on his sneezes. He had an x-ray and was examined to make sure he didn't have asthma or something serious, but the vet found nothing to worry about - other than the need to aim his face AWAY when he sneezes.
Bunny - what next
Bunny decided to investigate the cabinets in my library, and soon figured a way to the top. He had a lot of fun looking around for a while and then started investigating ways to get down - which took him quite a long while because he was having fun up there.
Bunny- checking things out
While he was up there, I guess he figured he'd check everything out.
Bunny-Time for Bath
I love his silly expression and the leg sticking up
Bunny - Coming Down
Since my cabinets aren't neatly organized, Bunny has to find firm "ground" before he can safely get down from the top...
Yes, I let my cats (and my brother's cats) outside in the back yard. Bunny is pictured here on top of the side fence - from which he then jumped up to my roof and wandered about for a bit. Worried me, but he did jump back down onto the fence and back into the yard. He's smart, he doesn't panic at loud noises and new experiences. He has been a mostly indoor cat all his life and could live indoors or with someone who has a protected patio or yard that he could visit for a little while before going back inside. He does need to be a mostly indoor cat.
Cali was born outdoors (2006)to the skinniest mama cat (Abby) that Dick and I had seen. She presented herself to Dick when he was feeding the outdoor ferals that visited his place. She showed that she was NOT feral, and wanted his attention AND his food. Soon he realized that she was going out to a shrub on a nearby property after eating and he finally caught sight of her kittens. Their eyes were already open, but they were only a few weeks old. He managed to catch them, and mama Abby was happy to come with him into his home. He had to keep them separate from his other cats due to one bully neutered male. This separation meant that Dick never bonded as closely with the kittens as he would normally have done, and Cali grew up (along with her 3 brothers) a bit skittish of people. I adopted her mama, Abby, who is very loving (and demanding) of me. Cali and her brothers lived with my brother until his death; one of the brothers was adopted in Ajo, and the other two went to Casa de los Gatos - now Pawsitively Cats. Cali came to my home and has become less skittish with me - very loving and demanding for attention, but then will run off if a strange noise or movement is detected (like me coughing while she's on my lap, or one of the other cats runs by). She and her mama don't recognize each other and hiss at each other as a "potential threat".
Cali's coat pattern is known as "Torbie" - she is a tortoiseshell with tabby marking in the dark areas. She has a lot of white and is a striking looking cat. She has good litter box habits, enjoys eating canned and dry food, and comes looking for more - she has a tendency to add weight and her diet has to be watched.
I believe that Cali would like to live somewhere without other cats - or at the most, only one other docile one that wouldn't hiss at her. She has lived with multiple cats all her life, and she usually looks for places away from the crowd to sleep. She had litters of kittens before my brother died (he couldn't ever catch her on the mornings that we took cats to the vet for spay/neuter and we both learned (the hard way for everyone) that a mama cat can get pregnant while nursing a litter (?!) When he died, I was able to trap her, take her to a vet for spaying, tests and vaccinations - she escaped from the crate inside the mobile vet van and bounced around for quite a while before they were able to catch her and then treat her -- they politely told me they didn't want to see her again. ;D
She would need a veteran cat handler who is used to shy cats. She loves getting combed and petted, and demands to be rubbed on her itchies - but then may run off and shy away for a day if she's scared by something. She's gotten much better, but going to a new home would probably revert her back into a scared cat - for a while until she learned that her new person was nice and would rub her in all the right places. She might scratch a little kid or an elderly person if she was scared, so I am thinking that an adult couple or couple with calm teen kids (do those exist? ) would be necessary. I hope that someone is available and that she could relax in a new home free of "all those other cats who bother me".