Animal Tales: Mr. Bob Lost His Love, Is Ready to Try Again

Posted by on December 10, 2011 at 12:00 pm

by Melissa Byrd with Julie Hall December 10, 2011
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Mr. Bob was a one-woman guy. She was older, and the two of them shared a quiet home where they would cuddle a lot and he would watch the world from his window perches. Heartbreakingly, Mr. Bob’s person had to reluctantly give him up when she moved into assisted living.

Now Mr. Bob, a Manx, is with PAWS of Bainbridge Island and in need of a new home. He’s a friendly and cuddly lap kitty who likes to play with boxes, string, and catnip mice. At six years old, he’s in his handsome prime. The fact that he is declawed and used to being inside makes him an ideal indoor companion. A sheltered only child, Mr. Bob is understandably shy in new situations.

When he joined the PAWS cattery, Mr. Bob was introduced in the low-key senior room. Even though the other cats were fairly mellow and there was plenty of space, he was overwhelmed. He started doing an imitation of a turtle, hiding under the covers on the couch. In time, though, he began coming out for greetings and affection from the staff; but afterward he would head back under the comforter.

Mr. Bob 2Mr. Bob spent time at Petco in Poulsbo and in the Cat Adoption Center on Bainbridge, in hopes of being adopted. But with no such luck, he became depressed and stopped eating. So the PAWS crew took him back to the cattery to recuperate.

He’s doing better now—gaining weight and sitting in the window again to watch the birds and squirrels at the feeders. What Mr. Bob needs is a quiet home of his own again with plenty of loving lap time. He’s been through a lot, but he’s ready to love again. Interested in Mr. Bob or learning about other cats available for adoption through PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap? Contact them!

Story details and photos courtesy of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap.

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