Tucked away in Suite 1 is Tucker: a Maine Coon mix that is sporting a very attractive lion cut at the moment. He’s sometimes a little hard to spot, as he tends to hide when there are no treats, brushes or people in sight, but a quick rattle of the keys in the door will bring him right to your feet.
Tucker is a particular favorite of mine. He’s a mellow senior with a sweet disposition, and he adores all people. As soon as I walk into his room, he starts in with a deep, rumbling purr and he punctuates that with head butts and drive-by swirls around my ankles.
I took a peek at his history, and it seems that this guy has been in the shelter environment before. In fact, he was in his last home for only about a year. Prior to that, he lived in the Oregon Humane Society. I’m hoping the next home he gets will he his last.
Why, you ask? Because it seems that Tucker got a little upset when he came into the shelter back in May. He was frightened, depressed and probably worried about how long he’d be asked to stay. I see none of that anxiety in him now, but his potential adopters might see a little of that when they transition him home. I feel confident that he’ll be calm and lovely at home, once he knows he’ll be staying.
Tucker has lived with other cats. In fact, he’s got a roommate right now, and he’s very accommodating. They share food, toys and bedding without any kind of incident. I would think he could transition to a multi-cat home quite nicely. It’s unclear, however, if Tucker would get along with dogs. It doesn’t sound like he has lived with any.
Kids shouldn’t be a problem for this mellow guy, and it looks like he’s lived in a household with frequent kid visitors. But he does have his claws, so introductions should be done carefully. And since he is so calm, he might not enjoy a busy household with many little ones running about, unless he had a quiet place to escape to.
The Catnip Cam
I usually end my cat visits by sprinkling a little catnip around the scratching posts. Tucker is a huge, huge fan of this particular treat, and I shot a little video of him enjoying his catnip haze. It’s worth a watch.
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A Sneak Peek at Next Week!
Next week’s focus will be the camera-loving orange tabby known as Preston. He’s been here since May, when he was picked up as a stray, and he’s going to make some lucky adopter really happy. I’m especially looking forward to writing about him, as he absolutely adores catnip. The catnip cam should be a big hit as a result.
So you’ll see more of him next week — Unless he gets adopted before then! Fingers crossed!