Birth Date: September 8, 2018
Coat: Short hair, Brown striped tabby
Highlight: Looking for his forever family!
Likes: Cats, dogs, adults, older children, laser pointer games, rubbing against legs...especially at meal time, all varieties of wet canned food
Dislikes: Babies and young kids
Adoption Fee: $80
My name is Clipper.
I've lived as a stray my whole life. I've never had a place to call home. I've never had a family that would take me in and commit to having me for the rest of my life. I've spent my whole life roaming from one place to the next.
I've found some pretty good places, I just wish someone would've loved me enough to make me a permanent part of their family, but they never did. Sometimes I question what could be wrong with me and why people didn't love me enough to make me an inside pet.
I started out as a little kitten, as most cats do. I was socialized with humans and learned to truly enjoy the company of people. As soon as I was weaned, I was given away to a family. I was a “FREE KITTEN”. The people that gave me away never made sure that I went to a “good home”. They never checked on me because if they had maybe they'd have cared that my new family couldn't afford to take me to the vet or feed me a proper diet. Not having proper nutrition as a kitten affected my growing teeth. As an adult, I've had to have all but 3 teeth removed because my mouth turned into a cavern of pain!
I was growing and getting big when the kids got tired of playing with me. I guess the novelty wore off. That second family also gave me away “for free”. I was now old enough to feel my sexual prowess coming on real strong as I wasn't neutered. I needed to let all the sweet ladies know I was available and ready. Tinder is not an app for cats so I did what cats do…I urine marked…apparently that is unacceptable behaviour because I was once again gifted “for free”... this time to a farm.
Well, this farm didn't want me wandering or chasing the lady cats so they had me neutered and my ear notched. This wasn't done at the vet! It wasn't by a trained professional! I can tell you it was not pleasant and that pain drove me away and I was on my own to find a new place to stay.
I ended up at a golf course. That summer was great! Lots of rodents to hunt and lots of people who petted me when their ball rolled nearby. It was awesome…till winter. I was very cold, very hungry and very lonely. I wandered back into town where I was found by a person and given to…another farm. They had a big barn and lots of warm straw. It wasn't perfect, but it was good. They took care of me but moved away and I stayed behind. Once again all on my own except for the occasional person that came by to fill my food and water bowl. One day when that person came around I cried to him, I asked if there was something that could be done??? If there was somebody out there that cared about me at all! I cried and cried asking why won’t anyone love me. I am a good boy. I don’t urine mark anymore. I don’t eat a lot, I'm snuggly and playful. I don’t smell bad or scratch furniture. They turned to me and said they would call the local cat rescue and see if there was anything they could do for me.
Do you know what happened next? I was taken in by that rescue! They said I was one lucky cat because they'd just had an adoption, and had room to help me. Oh my, I was so happy!
I'm an inside cat now, so warm! My mouth is all fixed and healed. I get great food! I have a cat and dog as buddies, people to pet me and play laser with. I'm in a foster home, that means that it still isn't a permanent place or my forever family. Furever Friends Cat Rescue told me that they would find somebody who wanted a good boy like me and I would be adopted to that family! They said I have to be patient because it will be a “good family”. They have tried to reassure me that I am completely lovable and there is nothing wrong with me. I still don’t completely believe them but I am working on my confidence and one day will be living my best life.
Will that be with you and your family?