Ben


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Picture of Ben, a male Breed Unknown

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Home:Annapolis, MD  
Age: 13 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 12 lbs.

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Nicknames:
Baboo, Benny Baboo, Booster

Quick Bio:
-cat rescue

Likes:
Loves loves loves to be held up against your chest, over your shoulder, and be rocked

Pet-Peeves:
Hates to be put into the second bedroom, which is where he goes during the day

Favorite Toy:
Loves the colored polartec cord on a wand

Favorite Nap Spot:
couch

Favorite Food:
Freeze Dried Chicken treats. He will come running from wherever he is when he knows I've got one for him.

Skills:
He can sit back on his hind end (with his back feet flat footed on the floor) and maintain his balance for a long time

Dwells:
indoors

Arrival Story:
As with most of my cats, Ben came to me from the woods behind my condo complex. There has always been a colony of ferals back there, and over the years I've gotten them all vetted and now maintain a feeding station for them. Anyway, in Dec 03 I noticed Ben one day around the feeding station, and knew immediately he was a new one (I have a pretty stable colony and know everyone, but about one time a year, or so, a new cat shows up). I could tell he was pretty beaten up, he could hardly walk and it looked like his front leg was broken and he couldn't have weighed more than 6 pounds (full grown, unneutered male no less.). This made me frantic, because my initial reaction was to just grab him however I could, but he had enough life in him that that wasn't going to go over very well with him. I lost sight of him for several weeks (weeks in which the temps dipped down to the teens) then finally, not too long before Christmas, he showed up again. I was relieved he was still around and determined to trap him. I didn't think he would go into a regular live trap, since he couldn't walk very well, so I borrowed the fail-safe drop trap and got him on the first try. I was elated and got him up to my place and into a very large cage. He looked so horrible; open wounds, emaciated. I gave him some bland food and he dug right in. To make an already long story shorter, I got him to my vet and he had over 100 bite wounds on him, as well as a crushed left-front wrist. Two weeks later the tip of his ear fell off from frostbite!! Talk about adding insult to injury.

Bio:
Well, it's been just over a year now since I found Ben and he is truly a love. It amazes me that he spent his entire life outdoors and is just as sweet and gentle as he can be. He has since had his front wrist plated by an orthapeodic surgeon and now he can walk pretty normally and jump up and down without any problems. He's not too fond of the other adult cats, although he does like to play with foster kittens.

Lives Remaining:
8 of 9

I've Been On Catster Since:
January 14th 2005 More than 9 years!

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Catster Id:
107343


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