We just moved to our own basement apt, my boyfriend and I. We both grew up with cats and decided that once we were moved in and settled we'd go through a shelter and rescue a cat. Well, that got turned upside down when, Friday night, my mom texted me at work and said her neighbor went to jail and his cat was left outside without food/water/shelter. It wan an adult male neutered cat (exactly what we wanted) and he had no where to go. So I told her to take him inside and I would pick him up. Judging by his belly he has gone without good nutrition for a while. He has very shiny, soft fur but according to my sister, who used to see him around outside when she visited my mom, he used to have a fat hanging belly. So, since his behaviour is normal I'll just hope he fattens up off good food!! A vet check is in order though just to make sure.
We kept his name, Oliver. And he's about 2 years old apparantly. VERY sweet, affectionate cat (given the situation he comes from). He's very playful and is still separated from my bunny until I finish building her bunny condo. I was with him when he noticed Lakitu up in the window and he just watched. It's funny, he just seems curious about the fish and bunny. He wasn't trying to get at them!! And I know he's a hunter from his outside past and the way he plays with toys!!
We are currently free feeding him becuase he is so skinny. He's a big boy otherwise, tall and once he gains some weight he'll be a tough guy. Tabby wasn't my first choice but I cannot believe in only 2.5 days the difference he has made to our lives!!
Saturday was the SPCA fall fair and we splurged on Ollie :) Got him a new collar an harness and toys. Who knew the simple "cat dancer" toy would be such a hit?!!