Nicknames: Shade-er-roo, Mr. Cold Toes--he comes in from the cold porch to warm himself on me
Gotcha Date: June 24th 2011
Birthday: March 18th 2011
Coloration: Brown Tabby
Likes: drinking water from the bathroom sink faucet
Pet-Peeves: when he's sleeping against me and I have to move
Favorite Toy: anything twirly with a feather on it
Favorite Nap Spot: In the sun.
Favorite Food: chicken lunchmeat from Aldi
Arrival Story: I went to our local no-kill shelter looking for kittens. Shade (shelter name: Georgio) was the last of his litter; the others had been adopted. The shelter volunteer suggested Shade because of the gentle and friendly nature of the whole litter. One of the adoptive families had come back after adopting one to get another because of their great personality. I had never had a "plain gray-striped tabby" so on her advice I adopted Shade.
Bio: I named him Shade after the hero cat, Shade McCorkle. Shade resisted going to the nursing home. I finally realized that Shade doesn't like to be held or carried. Since I got the stroller he can stay inside where he feels more safe and the residents can reach in to pet him. He does like being petted and he's starting to come around and relax at the nursing home. He will lay on the resident's bed and will lay on his back for the residents to rub his belly. That's a big hit with the residents! At home, Shade is the "stable" one. Kind of like the "foundation" of our cat group. He was the first one here and he seems to be the "older brother", even though he is only a few weeks older than the other three.
Lives Remaining: 9 of 9
Forums Motto: If your lap is available, I'll be there!