Pet-Peeves: He doesn't like to be put back in a cage at night
Favorite Toy: Balls, string toys, everything!
Favorite Nap Spot: Right by the front door so he can see who's coming.
Favorite Food: Everything
Skills: He is alert and keeps an eye on the office.
Bio: Everybody knows me. I'm Roy, the greeter cat. When I hear a car pull up in the parking lot, I run to the door and peek out the window. Here they come. I back up a few feet to give them space to walk inside. Then it's showtime. I turn my head to the side, give them a sweet meow, and wave with one paw. They always say something like, "Awwww, isn't he cute!" And of course I am.
I've been doing this for two years and you'd think I might have won myself a home by now. But usually after people say how cute I am, they want to pick me up and cuddle me. What?! Yes, they are complete strangers and they want to pick me up. So I wiggle away and swat at them and there it goes -- my chance at a home.
Do you know what I would like them to do? I'd like them to sit down for a while with me. Maybe we could chat, or they could dangle a string toy and I could impress them with my agility. And then after a couple minutes, I could walk towards them and they could pet me a little bit. Everyone says I've got incredibly soft fur. And I like being petted.
I wasn't always so swatty. It has gotten worse over the last few months. I love my job as the greeter, but I need a real home where there aren't so many visitors all the time. I get along with people, cats, dogs, you name it, I'll say hi to it -- but I think it's time to retire to a normal home.
I'm only five years old so I like to play. And I am curious and want to be involved in everything that's going on. What do you think -- is there someone out there who would give me a chance.
Please note: due to our screening preference to view the potential home and interview the prospective guardian, we rarely adopt out of our local Portland metro area.