Joe Bob

Domestic Shorthair
Picture of Joe Bob, a male Domestic Shorthair

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Age: 11 Years   Sex: Male

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Joey, Bobby.

June 20th 2005

Sitting and watching birds out the window.

Other cats getting too close to him.

Favorite Toy:
The feather on a stick is always a win.

Favorite Nap Spot:
At the top of the cat tree in the foster kitten room.

Favorite Food:
He likes canned food - but he'll eat just about anything.


Arrival Story:
We had Joe Bob as a foster kitten in early 2007. At the time, he was named Moonman, and he had a sister, Moondance. My husband said one day "He's such a bubba!", and I said"He looks like a Joe Bob!", and his new name (at least to us) was born. (His sister became Myrtle to us.) Joe Bob and Myrtle were with us for a break from the pet store, where they'd been sitting in a cage for ages. They were with us for quite a while, but Myrtle was a bit of a hellbeast, and wore out her welcome. She went to the pet store and Joe Bob was soon to follow, but he developed a urinary tract infection, so we kept him for a few more weeks. Once he was healed, he went to the pet store as well. He sat in a cage for a lonnnnng time, and was finally adopted after a couple of months. The people who adopted him ended up returning him (I don't know the reason why), and he went back to the shelter. And then he stayed there. His hellbeast of a sister got adopted (she was actually very sweet but had a really scary scream on her when she was annoyed), and every so often we'd talk about Joe Bob and what a good kitty he was. At the end of January 2008, after our oldest cat Spot was put to sleep, we started talking about the idea of adopting a new kitty. NOT because we were replacing Spot, but because the best way to honor his memory was to rescue another cat. We discussed various foster cats, we talked about just waiting, and then my husband said "Joe Bob! Let's adopt Joe Bob!" I agreed, but said I wanted to wait a couple of weeks, because I wanted things to CALM DOWN around here. But Fred is like a two year-old when he gets an idea in his head, so after work he went to the shelter and adopted Joe Bob. The shelter manager was VERY excited that we were adopting him. We brought him home, and he's slowly adjusting. He likes being petted, but he's a little leery of the other cats. Given that he and Tommy and Sugarbutt were good friends before he left for the pet store last year, I hope he makes friends with them again. It'll take time, but we've got all the time in the world.

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February 3rd 2008 More than 9 years!

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