Rufus Henry Sparks

Domestic Shorthair
Picture of Rufus Henry Sparks, a male Domestic Shorthair

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Home:Portland, OR  
Age: 3 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 9 lbs.

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Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

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Quick Bio:
-cat rescue

Gotcha Date:
July 11th 2013

March 2nd 2013

Orange Tabby

Being UP, going fast, tackling, playing competitive scratching post, eating shoelaces and hoodie cords until his gums bleed.

Holding still.

Favorite Toy:
His adopted big brother, Jasper. Any empty dish on the floor (hockey!). Mouse Pointer. Da Bird.

Favorite Nap Spot:
His perfectly sized hand knitted kitty-pi in his favourite window.

Favorite Food:
All food. Anything Jasper wants, radcat raw food, stinky cheese, bread, hummus, pie...shoelaces...paper...

Moving at the speed of light, playing fetch, simulating a racquetball, playing hockey, super shoulder high jump.


Arrival Story:
Rufus Henry Sparks was considered a "bad cat" by many other people. He was (is) one of those cats that's genetically hyperactive - sure, big personalities are part of being an orange tabby, and that's why I love them, but his hyperactivity was above and beyond that (still is). He attacked every other cat in sight, and didn't understand the social cues given off by other kitties that say BACK OFF MAN. He played like a little murderer, and he did so relentlessly. He also bit all the humans - not because he was "mean" per se, but because he was constantly suffering from hyperarousal. He was like a racquetball with claws and teeth. His own little furry particle accelerator of destruction. After months of working with him, he was only a little better no matter how many excuses I made for him, so he was deemed unadoptable for behavioural issues. Fortunately, we were already in love with him, so we kept him. I had been deluding myself for three months, thinking that I could give him up if someone wanted him - I just didn't want to be a failed foster after having success with my previous two behavioural fosters. But fate decided for us, and we couldn't be happier!

Lives Remaining:
8 of 9

I've Been On Catster Since:
November 10th 2013 More than 3 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Meet my family
JasperGracieCalvin (1995 -
Toshi (1994 -

Meet my Feline Friends