As of 3/27/09
Bartram is a huge cat, a classic orange tabby with white chest and paws and green eyes. The real love of Bartram’s life is people, although he is ok with other cats, especially if they don’t try and eat his food. But he absolutely loves people. He starts to purr as soon as he sees you and adores being picked up and cradled like a tiny kitten. He wraps his big arms around your neck and purrs and purrs. This is no ordinary purr either. You have to hear it to believe it, and I really can’t describe it. The closest I can come is to a broken oscillating fan (and that’s hardly an engaging description) but once you hear him purr it is the most endearing, heart-melting sound. I’ve never heard another cat purr this way.
Bartram is about 5 years old and FIV+ but is very healthy. He turned up on a neighbor’s porch starving and with ear mites so bad his ears were hairless and bloodied from all his scratching. He let me clean his wounds (which must have hurt mightily) and put salve on them without flinching or a whimper or any resistance. He simply stood there purring.
He needs a very special home who will love him as he deserves. He does enjoy going outside but only in a cat fenced yard. Most nights he asks to go out by jumping up and down at the back door until I “get it.” He’d usually rather go outside than eat supper. Then he flies around the yard as fast as he can run, circling back to the door just to be sure I’m still there, before taking another lap. When he comes in, he wants to be cradled on my shoulder, purring that incredible purr. It’s quite a lovely little routine. Bartram also will definitely sleep in the bed at least part of the night – you guessed it – purring that purr while he is cradled in an arm.
Bartram is FIV+ but this is not as scary as it may seem. FIV cats can live long and healthy lives just like any other cat. He can go into a home that already has FIV+ cats or into one with negative cats as long as they get along. You can safely have negative and positive cats in the same home. For more information please contact us. We'd be happy to talk to you about FIV and having a cat who is positive!
Adoption fee is $105 for one cat/kitten and $190 for two cats/kittens. The adoption fee includes spay/neuter, microchip and registration, age appropriate vaccinations, deworming, flea treatment and FIV/FeLV testing. You can fill out an adoption application here!