Affectionate, Playful, Exceptional
Pegasus...in Greek mythology a winged, divine horse that is strong, beautiful and represents endless possibilities. The perfect words to describe our brave and sweet feline friend, Pegasus! A graduate of the APA! bottle baby program, he was born with hip bones that do not connect correctly to his spine causing him to have incontinence issues. But, he sparkles with happiness and joy regardless, letting his natural inclination to love with all his heart and to live life to its fullest absolutely soar!
Pegasus adores people and gets along beautifully with everyone he meets. He loves being held or hanging out in your lap and thoroughly enjoys a good head scratch and face rub. He's a laid-back, quiet boy who is a firm believer that each day should include a good nap and quality time in a sunbeamed window. This affectionate cutie will sometimes solicit you for cuddles, always with endearing politeness and irresistible charm. He has such a congenial demeanor and when he is REALLY happy, he will wag his tail like a delighted pup!
Peg's playful spirit takes flight when he's around toys. He particularly likes his bird-on-a-string toy; we suspect that he imagines himself as a wild hunter, ready to pounce on and capture his prey. He will also chase his ball all around the house. In spite of his uncooperative back legs, he's a true adventurer and is able to scale his 3-story cat tower like a purry billy goat. If you break out the catnip, get ready! He gets jazzed when he gets ahold of his nip!
Peg gets along with other cats and has picked a favorite among his kitty friends. He likes to wrestle and share toys with his bestie and ignores the other cats in his foster home. He's fine with the senior dog there. They totally ignore each other which works out well for all involved.
You won't find a more kindhearted, cheery, all around awesome kitty than Peg. However, like most any magnificent creature, he does have his Achille's heel. In his case, it's the fecal incontinence caused by his birth defect. This means he requires extra care and a special-hearted human to love and respect him regardless. Caring for Peg includes feeding him a high fiber diet and giving him meds to help him feel his best. He also needs a bath every other day because due to his condition he poops in his sleep. He has chronic constipation, so he may let out a yell when he goes to the bathroom. Poor baby, you can't help but want to comfort him after he's endured such unpleasantness.
When we say Peg has "special needs" we mean it. However, it's solely due to his poop problems, nothing more. In fact, Peg has perfectly normal urinary habits and relieves himself in a litter box lined with newspaper, or on a puppy pad or newspapers placed on the floor around the house. He has excellent manners when it comes to using his claws and will only scratch his cardboard scratching post.
Peg's small stature makes him look more like a kitten, but he's fully-grown with curiously bright eyes, whimsically big ears, an impressively long tail and amazing stripes...a whole lot of cute packed into a fun-sized body! He would be the perfect pint-sized companion for a compassionate person who is a champion of the underdog (or cat) and who is comfortable giving Peg the care he needs. It's true that he is higher maintenance than a typical cat. But, you may find that once you're in a routine, helping him is quite doable and his unconditional adoration is well worth the extra effort he requires.
If you're a patient, cat-savvy person who doesn't believe in letting a little poop get between you and the chance to share your heart with a special kitty, we know a beaming ray of sunshine who would be thrilled to meet you! Why not see if you're just the person to allow Peg's love, and yours, to go sky-high and beyond? Contact us for an introduction today!
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 Pegasus, please email [email protected]