A note from Bubba "Maxwwell's" Foster Mom:
Meet Bubba. This handsome 5 1/2-year-old boy has the softest, most beautiful white fur, which is amazing considering he was surrendered to C.A.T.S. nearly hairless and covered in painful sores due to undiagnosed allergies, stress and neglect.
Until Bubs got used to us and our apartment, he was startled by loud noises and sudden movements (he’s still quite wary of our ceiling fan) and spent a lot of time in his “safe space bed” in our closet. Over the three months we’ve been fostering him, he has blossomed into a sweet, social, curious, brave and playful kitty who hasn’t visited his safe space in ages.
Bubs is happiest in your company, rotating through his favorite napping spots nearby (my husband and I both work from home, which he seems to greatly appreciate). We believe Bubba will do best in a quiet, relaxed household with patient, peaceful humans who make him feel safe, secure and loved (preferably adults only and no other pets, although we’re starting to wonder if he would make a good big brother to a kitten *after* adjusting to his new home and people, especially if he will have to spend a lot of time home alone).
Bubba uses his litter box and scratchers like a champ and has been such an easy foster. He is overall very chill in nature with a couple bouts of short-lived playfulness per day. We’ve invented all sorts of fun games to play together – Bubs is an amazing spiker, catcher, chaser, and batter of balls, dangling toys and elastic hair ties. He loves napping, playing hide and seek, chilling out or playing inside his tunnel and boxes, and surveying the outside world from his window perch.
Bubs is selectively and adorably snuggly and loving, but if you want a super affectionate lap cat, he is not your dude. We think he still has some sensitivity to touch from his past skin issues, so he may very well become more needy for affection in time. For now, Bubs often sleeps at the foot of our bed, likes to nap with his back pressed up against my leg or side on the sofa, or curled up on my husband’s chest (when he is in the mood to snuggle, that is). He enjoys having his head, chin and cheeks scratched, and his neck and shoulders massaged. Sometimes he’ll even give you a kiss or a snuggle if you pick him up him (warning: use good lifting form – he is even heavier than he looks!).
We adore Bubba, and if we thought he would enjoy our nomadic lifestyle, we’d keep him forever. However, we know he would thrive in a more settled life than what we can offer. If Bubba sounds like your perfect furry friend, please contact Cat Alliance Team Sanctuary (C.A.T.S.) in Sherwood at (503) 625-0800. We are happy to answer any questions you may have, and as an added bonus, we would love to offer our pet sitting services anytime we are in the area. Although we will miss him terribly, we truly hope Bubs finds his perfect forever home and family
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