Domestic Shorthair
Picture of Orpheus, a male Domestic Shorthair

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Home:Washington, MO  
Age: 12 Years   Sex: Male

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Plus 1, Orphie

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-cat rescue

June 1st 2004


To be petted and carried and talked to

My mom's Pomeranian, being shoo'd out of the house.

Favorite Toy:
His adopted sister and brother Artemis and Hermes, people

Favorite Nap Spot:
A soft bed when he can sneak inside, under a car or cuddled up with is bro and sis

Favorite Food:
Meat from our grocery bags, rats and mice and moles

Survival, street smarts, manipulator of people's emotions, mousing


Arrival Story:
We are used to Tom's stopping by for a few days or even weeks, but they always leave. Orpheus showed up at the beginning of summer and never left. By the end of August, I decided he was ours. We fed him, gave him health care, and he was finally neutered this past week. We really have no idea how old he is. Orpheus showed up with puss and crust on various old wounds, bald spots, fat ticks, half an ear missing, and a few broken teeth...he was adorable! A few weeks of decent food and a couple rounds of Revolution and he is now a sleek and shiny affectionate cat.

Orpheus "Orphie" is a middle aged male, black domestic shorthair with yellow-green eyes. He has a white patch on his belly. He is an average sized, chubby cat that is very friendly. He loves being carried, petted, sitting in laps, and follows you around like a dog. He is pretty vocal, too. Orpheus came to us as a stray Tom cat. He was in pretty rough condition, but he stuck around so we made him part of the family. He has some broken teeth, scars, and part of an ear missing. Because he looked like he'd been to heck and back I named him after a poet/musician in Greek Mythology that went into the Underworld to bring his wife back. I think he's used to his name, but you could rename him as you like. He is neutered, shots are up to date, and he has recieved Revolution every month. He has recieved regular vet checks. He gets along with other cats once they have had a chance to get used to each other. He gets along with some dogs. He has never bothered our chickens, roosters, or guinea hens. His adopted brother and sister, Hermes and Artemis, are also up for adoption. It would be really nice if any combination of them could be adopted together. They spend a lot of time together, grooming each other and sleeping together. Although, I think each of them would do OK alone as well. We are rehoming this loyal friend because my mom is getting divorced and moving away. She can't take them where she is going and my stepdad won't care for them properly.

Lives Remaining:
4 of 9

I've Been On Catster Since:
October 9th 2008 More than 8 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:

Meet my family
Penny, I Miss
You Sooo Much
Heidi- Gone
but not
Temper -
Goodbye Good
Cujo - ByeBye
Loki - Goodbye
My Handsome
Persephone -
MIA :-(
HermesAresGretchenMindy -
Dog Rehab
Corky - A
Success Story
in Dog
Theodore aka
Dido - She
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