Picture of Harvey , a male Manx

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Home:Venezia, Italy  
Age: 2 Years   Sex: Male

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Hoodles, Hoodle Doodle, Doodle Butt, Rumpster

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

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Quick Bio:
-purebred-disabled -cat rescue

Gotcha Date:
October 25th 2013

July 20th 2013

Black and White

Cuddles, sneaking food from the table, and watching bubbles in bottles of sparkling water

Being ignored, Erik getting all the attention, and rainy days

Favorite Toy:
Bottle caps

Favorite Nap Spot:
The ottoman by the window

Favorite Food:
Chicken! But, I take what I can get.

I have the ability to make people love me right away!


Arrival Story:
One of my Facebook friend shared a picture of an adorable heterochromic kitten (I am huge push-over for mismatched eyes). I almost scrolled past, but then I saw the word "adoptable" in description. A few clicks revealed that "Percy" - his name before we adopted him - was not only available, but within a 20 minute drive of me. I also found out that he was special needs. Harvey is a "rumpy" Manx, and because of that he has what is sometimes called Manx syndrome. Basically, in addition to having no tail, he is missing some vertebrae from his back which causes nerve issues, making it hard to control his bowels. It was a difficult decision: I was already in love with his sweet face and humongous purr, but I didn't know if we could handle a special needs animal. I took a chance and brought him home anyway. Now, we couldn't imagine our life without sweet little Hoodles.

Harvey is now over a year old! So much has changed in the past year and a half. The biggest events being his purr-ents getting married, the whole family moving to Europe, and the adoption of his little brother Erik! Harvey has made great strides with his health issues. He has since also been diagnosed with feline herpes, which causes occasional swelling and discomfort in his eyes. Lately, both his herpes flare-ups and his bowel problems have been under control. Harvey is an unstoppable force of cuteness and curiosity who refuses to let being different slow him down.

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

Forums Motto:
What Would Hoodle Doodle?

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Hello? Testing 1

I've Been On Catster Since:
October 25th 2013 More than 2 years!

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