Monday, 31 January 2011

Mr Softee Needs Your Help!

Friends, I don't normally feature rescue cats on my blog for a few reasons. Firstly, there are so many of my poor counterparts just waiting for peoples like my human to come along that, if i was to feature them all, that's all the blog would be about. Secondly, it makes the human upset when we write about them, cuz she feels so bad that they're still waiting for a forever home, and she wants to go and get them and take them all in. Thirdly, it makes me feel more than a little guilty for complaining the way I do about the shoddy service in this place, the lack of a constant supply of tuna and stinky goodness, and the fact that the human gets annoyed when I play ping pong with my gajillion and sixteen ping pong balls in the middle of the night. I don't do feelings of guilt very well... I'm a cat, after all.




Every now and then though, a story comes along that I just have to do something about, and this is one of those times. I'd appreciate it if you other readers could either post something about it, or tell friends that you might have in the UK. We found a home for Sparkles, let's do it for Mr Softee!





So, who is he and what is he like? Well, he's a 13-year-young brown spotted Bengal boy, a pure breed as far as me and the human know. He was rescued about six months ago, but sadly, nothing is known about his history. We don't know if he was an indoor or outdoor kind of boy, but the ladypeople who is fostering him would like him to be an indoor only cat. We don't know how well he gets along with other cats. The fosterer would like him to go to a single cat home, but I wonder. If he's a softee, then he may well get along with others. The problem is, nobody can say he does because we just don't know. Now to the most important part; personality. This boy was not called Mr Softee when he was rescued, but the foster ladypeople gave him that name. Why? Because that's exactly what he is. He loves peoples, and he loves with only the strength that a cat can muster! That means he loves biiiiiig!





This boy has no health problems that we've been told about. Bengals are a lovely breed of cat who promise hours of fun to the ones they own. Mr Softee is just waiting to interview his next trainee slaves. Will you be one of them? He's been in rescue for six months now. Apparently nobody wants him because of his age. A lot of peoples say that a cat ages seven years for every one human one. Can you imagine being uprooted from the only home you've ever known at an age of 91? All you want to do is get comfy, stay warm and have a cuddle, yet nobody will offer to be your forever cuddle buddy because you're too old. It's horrible. No wonder Mr Softee is searching for his forever person. Please give him a chance. Older cats can live healthily for years. Why not find out of friend Softee is one of them?





If you think you can offer a home to this lovely boy, please either leave a comment or send my human an email. He is in Woking, Surrey.

8 comments:

Kathie said...

I don't know of anyone in the UK, but I feel for Mr. Softee and can tell anyone interested, I work for a vet and we have cats older than 20 who come in, so Mr. Softee has a lot of good years ahead of him. Thanks for posting this, I do hope through your blog someone will adopt him and give him the good home he deserves.

Old Kitty said...

I wish Mr Softee well!!!! I feel so sad that he's being put through this at such a grand age!! Poor sweetie!!! I hope someone will give him a forever home soon. Me and Charlie will purr and purr for him! Take care
x

Us4 Cats said...

we send well wishes and positive thoughts for his forever home soon!

Ann Dziemianowicz said...

You are so sweet to do a post on a kitty who is looking for a forever home. I know what you mean about wanting to take them all in. It makes you so sad. But this post hopefully will get Mr. Softee a good home. That's great he has an advocate.

Kari said...

We live in the U. S. And are praying for this lovely boy. He is not old by cat standards and is actually just the right age to be an excellent, calm, loving companion. Our mum adopts elderly kitties ( the oldest was 21 when adopted). If we were in the U. K. He would certainly have a home with us. But until he finds his forever home he will be in our hearts and prayers.

KnottedFingers said...

I belong to a Bengal Cat forum and a lot of the members are in the UK. I'll post this over there

Marg said...

It is sad that so many need homes, but I feel like I am helping just a tiny little bit by posting the ones that need homes. You never know when someone might look at your blog and decide they just have to have that cat. Thanks for telling us about this kitty. Sure hope he finds a great home soon.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, dear. We hope Mr. Softee has found a home. It's terrible he's needing one at his age.