Loving, low-key, sweet scaredy-cat (awww!)
Bowling is a handsome fella with stunning "guyliner" around his nose and eyes (black around his nose and white eyeliner around his eyes). He's got big, beautiful green eyes and a floppy tail. A cuddle monster at heart, Bowling startles easily and is shy to start, and may be a little defensive when he first meets you, but underneath that tough exterior he is gentle and incredibly loving.
We don't know a lot about Bowling's history, but he is spooked by a lot of things. Daily activities like standing up from a seated position, tossing him a toy, or running the washing machine cause him to run away and hide. Sometimes even walking will spook him, and he might hiss and swat at your ankles, but don't worry, he's all hiss no scratch. That being said, he is great with seated humans, and is beginning to learn that humans are loving and safe! With enough time and a warm, caring environment, we think Bowling will learn to love people regardless of whether they sit or stand up!
Once he knows who you are and trusts you, he falls over himself to get and give affection! He will flop over on his back and wiggle around when he's happy. He's also recently taken to stretching out his paws to grab your attention - or softly grab your hand - when he wants you to pet him. He'll rub all over your legs when you're seated, and loves to snuggle in bed or on the floor! He'll even keep you company if you work from home, and sit on your lap while you're working!
Bowling is still learning what toys are, but has so far enjoyed playing with ribbons and fluffy bird teasers. He needs encouragement to play, but is slowly experimenting and playing more frequently. He only sometimes mews for attention, and his mews are very squeaky and high-pitched like a kitten's.
We think Bowling will be happiest in a quiet home with a cat-experienced adult who can give him the space and security he needs to build trust with people. He might do well in a home with another cat, but would definitely need time to introduce himself slowly. Like any friendship worth having, the bond you will create will be so worth the time invested.
All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team.
For further information or to meet Bowling, please email [email protected]