He did great even though he was scared and didn't want to be there. While I was in the waiting room, he pleaded for help from anyone that would listen. No one came to his aide.
The spay/neuter clinic only tested him for FeLV (he was negative) and since I will be adopting him out soon, I wanted to get him tested for FIV as well. I'm thrilled that he tested negative for that too! He got his FVRCP booster shot and the other day I had him microchipped so now he's ready to go!
After the Thanksgiving holiday he will be available for adoption. I hope he finds his new home soon as he continues to terrorize the other cats. Yesterday, he had both Willow and Rose hiding behind the tub. When he's not pouncing on the other cats he's either super playful or snuggling in my lap.
Thank you everyone who offered your suggestions about how to curtail Hershey's obnoxious behaviors. Squirting him with water is not going to work because he's so lightening fast, there's no way I could react in time to get him before it's too late. He doesn't do the butt wiggle before pouncing, he just pounces! I've tried the play, play, play option and it just seems to get him wound up even more before he goes after the other cats. I will have to try the homeopathic remedies after the holiday, hopefully that will do the trick!
I can't tell if he's really trying to play with them or if he's asserting his dominance, but either way, it's not working for any of us. I was hoping Willow would set him straight as she doesn't usually tolerate any nonsense from any other cat, but after a surprise attack from Hershey, she retreated to her safe place. Maybe it would be better for him to get placed in a home as the only cat or with a cat who is as playful and assertive as him.
Very glad that Hershey has a clean bill of health.ReplyDelete
I'm sure you'll find a good home for him. Like you said, maybe just by himself (with a TON of toys!) or one cat that he can get along with.
What a handsum boy, we hope he finds his furever home soon. Happy Friday, furriends. xoxoReplyDelete
Perhaps the neutering will help with the rambunctiousnesss.ReplyDelete
I had to re-home a big black tom I'd taken on with the same tendancies (my poor little kitty was stress grooming from his bullying behaviour)he was a timid thing when I took him on but soon blossomed. Nothing worked (he even liked the water spray!), however he is very happy in his new home as an only kitty with two little girls and lots of toys to play with!ReplyDelete
He seems fine with your boys.... Maybe a new home with another friendly boy cat...ReplyDelete
We're keeping our paws crossed he finds the right forever home, Phil.ReplyDelete
Great first foster experience, though!
What you do for these guys is terrific. I'm sure you will find hima good home. He's a handsome boy!ReplyDelete
happy that Hershey passed his exams with flying colors but feel awful about the other cats.ReplyDelete
Did you check out Jackson Galaxy's website? That is the main person that I would ask.
So glad Hershey passed with flying colors. Sorry to hear that he isn't working out in the house being as handsome as he is, I'm selfishly hoping that he'd stay, but i totally understand that his destiny lies elsewhere. May your forever home find you sooner rather than later handsome boy..ReplyDelete
He'd make a great cat for someone with a few over active grade school kids!ReplyDelete
Thanky you for the concats on my fourth Gotcha Day! I'm glad to hear that Hershey is a healthy boy. That means nothing is in his way to be adopted and have a good future at someone else's place. It will be hard to let him go, every one of us is so special...ReplyDelete
We are having similar problems with young Louie [not] getting along with Skootch. I don't know what to do about it. I don't feel that I can take him back to the shelter.ReplyDelete
I'm happy for you and Hershey. I am sure he'll find a good home, especially since you have already "evaluated" him for compatibility with other cats.
You are doing a good thing, Cat Guy, getting him all healthy and ready for a new home. Maybe his dominance is the universe's way of trying to make it easier for you to be able to rehome him. He may be best for a one cat family home. I'm sure, with you as his foster Dad, that he will find the perfect home when the time is right.ReplyDelete
What a cutie. I hope he finds a good home real soon.ReplyDelete