Update for Angus

Update for Angus

Hi! My name is Stephanie, and I’m a volunteer here at Tabby’s Place.I’ll be your Special Needs Correspondent for Angus.

What is it about orange and white males’ Orange and white females can be uncertain in their dispositions, but similarly-colored males almost invariably have wonderful personalities, and so it is with our Angus. He’s a tabby-orange and white cuddler, with a striped tail and patches of orange on his chin, on his back, and over his ears; the rest of his fur is white.

Angus, one of our FIV+ crew, had a rough start at Tabby’s Place. He’s a very gentle cat, rather easily intimidated by more domineering felines. At the time he entered the FIV suite, some serious battles, probably for dominance, were going on there among several other males (notably, Jack, Bailey, and Nuttin’). Poor Angus was terrified of the fighting. Even worse, the other males saw his fear and were bullying him.

It was obvious that his health would be endangered if he stayed in that suite, so he was moved to one of our adoption rooms, where he’s proven to be a loverboy with people. He likes nothing better than a lap to sit on, where he’ll remain, purring loudly, on a seemingly indefinite basis. He licks your hands as you pet him; put your face close to his, and it’s likely he’ll lick your chin, too. Because of his charming manners, Angus is a great favorite with both staff and volunteers; our Resident Sanctuary Associate has even been known to take him into her apartment on a weekend afternoon if she wants a cat to nap with.

Jack, Bailey, and Nuttin’ are currently on behavior modification therapy, and we’re hoping to be able to return Angus to his suite within a few weeks. While Angus is undoubtedly one of the most adoptable FIV+ cats we’ve seen, the fact that he has this disease definitely decreases his chances of finding a permanent home. Thank you for enabling us to continue caring for our sweet boy.