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Male Senior Siamese / Domestic Shorthair

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About Hokie

DSH, Lynx point Siamese tabby mix
Male, 10 years old

"Bullying is serious business, kids. See, I was a bully to other cats in my home, and after so much of it, it got to the point where I ended up here. Don't be a bully. I'm a really timid guy right now, not so sure I want to warm up to this shelter place. I'm getting older, so I'm not so convinced I was in the wrong either; you tell me those other cats aren't annoying! But I am trying to learn from my mistakes. I'm now able to hang out in a community room with other cats that mind their own business and don't seem threatening to me. I like high places like shelves where I can feel safe and secure. My confidence was maybe always shaky and that's why I turned to bullying, so I'm at a pretty big low right now. Despite how I'm terrified and timid, I wanted to let the photographer know I wasn't a threat so I did a lot of slow blinks at the camera one day, especially when she did it back. I just need someone calm, quiet, and patient to take their time with me and help me build up some self-esteem so I don't have to take it out in unhealthy ways on others. Do you think you could help me? I promise, I'm not really a bad boy, I'm just scared."

Adoption Fee: $Senior Cat (8 yr and over) 100.00

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Details

Name
Hokie
Age
10 years, 9 months
Gender
Male
Size
Large
Shots up to date
YES
Pet Has Special Needs
YES
Pet's Special Needs
Hokie is a very insecure kitty who likely bullied other cats because he felt threatened in some way; bullying is common in cats that are not only confident but also so self-conscious that they think they're in danger. Because of this, he does well with laidback cats or ones that give him space and time to get used to them, but he is not so great with any that get up close and personal before he's ready for them. Hokie will need a lot of love and reassurance in his new home and may spend weeks, even months, hiding and sticking to perches to feel safe. He will need someone who is cat-savvy and patient with him.
Ok with kids
Not Sure
Housetrained
YES
Hypoallergenic
NO
Spayed / Neutered
YES
Ok with dogs
Not Sure
Ok with cats
YES
Behavior Type
Fearful
Likes toys
Unknown
Litter trained
Yes
Likes catnip
Unknown
Is food motivated
Unknown
Favorite treat
Unknown
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