Likes: Being the center of attention as much as possible.
Pet-Peeves: People who walk to fast and loud, they make him nervous of being stepped on.
Favorite Toy: A simple cardboard box or paper bag to squish flat.
Favorite Nap Spot: On any available bed, preferably with someone in it to pet him.
Favorite Food: Friskies Slices Turkey and Cheese
Skills: He comes, sits and walks through a hoop (well only dogs jump, I mean come on! It's beneathe a cat!) all on hand signals.
Arrival Story: Tobias was still a kitten when his previous owners wanted to throw him away. Adoptiong him the night before he was to be thrown out it was soon discovered there was something not quite right about him. He was diagnosed with Cerebella Hypoplasia, a birth defect as a result of his unvaccinated mother contracting Feline Distemper while pregant with him. It left him having lifelong problems with his balance and coordination.
Bio: Despite his disablilty he is a sweet, loving cat who is positvely hilarious running like a galloping horse; sometimes needing a little help getting up or down from high places he can't quite jump to or from. He doesn't let anything set him back, finding ways to get into chairs and onto tables, surprizing everyone as he sits there admiring the praise that he managed just like any other cat, just going about it in a different way.
Toby has a facebook fanpage.
If you or your human has a facebook account please show support for a cat with a heart of gold by going to his page and hitting the 'like' button.
The goal is to reach 50 fans/likes by his birthday on October 31.
The page was created just over a year ago and so far only has 10 fans/likes. 10 out of the numerous people he met in real life who not only loved him the second they met him, but also wanted to adopt him if I'd decided (once finding out about his disability) to part with him. It was never an option for me to do so but there was a line of people willing to take him in.
It only takes a second of your time. If you love cats, and if you're here I think you do ;) then please give his page a 'like'.
He may have left us for the rainbow bridge, but let's show him we haven't left him.
I goofed and forgot to actually post the address to the fanpage. XP
A week back Toby stopped eating. When it got to the point that he wasn't even trying we took him to the vet. They did blood samples which came up clean and then took a biopsy of a few bumps that had seemed to come up out of nowhere from the last time I had really given his belly a petting.
The vet just called with the results. The biopsy revealed Toby has carcinoma.
I could afford most of his treatment for it except the very important and very expensive chemo which costs thousands of dollars.
Without the chemo the ultrasound and exploratory surgery/removal of tumors was only going to possibly give him more time, it is less likely in his case.
Even with all the options including the thousands of dollars in chemo, because of they way it has grown and the type it's very unlikely it would be enough to save him.
He's only 11 years old and the most special cat that I've every had the pleasure to meet. He'd make instant friends with humans even though his numbers in his club on sheezyart.com and facebook fanpage don't show it, he is in fact loved by all who have met him.
He was my first cat, he was my room mate in college and on my worst days, my reason to get my ass out of bed. He is like the child I never had or will have and I'm going to lose him.
He's pretty happy right now, mostly back to normal and loving all the attention he's been getting. He's gonna get more than he'll know what to do with.