Sex: Male Weight: 12 lbs.
|Home:Portland, Oregon, OR |
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cats who spit at him..for NO REASON!!
Favorite Nap Spot:
Gutters, in leaves , on dirt, leaning against a wall.
being able to regard even angry dogs at the end of a leash as no threat..
indoors and outdoors
Sumo just showed up on our doorstep one day and when we opened the door, he walked in and made himself at home. His fur was matted and he was hungry so we fed him and cleaned him up and then searched for his owners but oddly, no one had reported losing him and ads in the found column of the newspaper and checks with the various shelters etc turned up no leads.
He lived with us for 8 years, becoming a well-known character in the neighborhood, being friendly, unafraid, and fond of lying in gutters or in leaves under bushes on hot days. We called him Sumo because he reminded us of a a sumo wrestler, being large and prone to wrestle or grab our legs with his arms. He had been declawed on his front paws and only had a few teeth so he was left with the option of using his bulk and wrestling to assert himself. He had a highpitched and small mew which always struck us as comical . In addition, he had curly whiskers which were quite amazing. He was a gorgeous sealpoint with long hair.
He was the first of his breed we had ever seen close up and personal and found him very amusing to watch because of his habit of sitting up, leaning his back against a wall...like a minature sun bear..., his legs akimbo, his tail extending out between his legs on the floor and his front paws folded up on his chest. He also liked to lie flat on his back all sprawled out like "road kill" and was blissfully unaware of his surroundings. All in all, a most lovable cat, despite his tendency to bring in detritus and leaves from his gutter sleep sessions which he dropped throughout the house.
Unfortunately, though he never seemed to wander away from our cul-de-sac and connecting street, he vanished one evening and could not be found. We concluded that a recent spate of pet losses in the area was due to an influx of coyotes, moving from newly uninhabitable areas being developed for new homes and likely Sumo was easy pickin's .
We do not know how old he was but he was at least 12 when we lost him.
Great time/place for a nap
I've Been On Catster Since:
|November 23rd 2007
||More than 9 years!
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