Gunther is a beautiful, classic, dark brown tabby. He’s quite friendly with people; but does not do as well with other felines. In fact, he’d probably be happiest as an only cat. Gunther has a lot to say, and he’ll “talk” if he feels that you’re not paying sufficient attention to him.
Gunther was examined when he came to Tabby’s Place, as all our cats are. Because of his general condition (including his teeth, which are in great shape), we concluded that he was about three years old. Since he’s been with us, however, he started losing weight and condition. Unhappily, he’s been diagnosed with chronic renal failure. Gunther remains a people-loving, happy boy, and he’s clearly not in pain. He’s eating well, and has put on some weight since his diagnosis, but his kidney values are not promising. Because this type of renal failure is quite rare in younger animals, it’s possible that Gunther’s real age may be in the 8-to-10 year old range.
Although we remain hopeful about his condition, we cannot predict Gunther’s future with any accuracy. Obviously, he’s not a suitable cat for every type of adopter or home environment, but we’d love to see Gunther in a home of his own for however long he has left.