Reserved, Shy, Endearing
In Japanese, the word "tanoshii" means pleasant or delightful. In any language, the same is true for Tanoshii the cat! He's not the type to run up and greet you. In fact, he's a timid guy who finds sudden moves and sometimes humans themselves a bit unnerving. But, he has a charmingly gentle demeanor. And, every time you catch a glimpse of his carefree inner-kitty peeking out, you can't but feel an extra burst of joy!
Tanoshii graciously accepts soft, cheek rubs. You can almost feel his internal battle between enjoying the moment and worrying about imminent danger. He's gradually starting to realize there's nothing to fear when gentle hands stroke his soft coat and seems to be figuring out that some humans may actually be on his side.
Swing a toy in front of Tanoshii and he'll track it with his eyes...so eager to pounce on that prey. He's holding back for now. But, we see fun-filled, toy hunting in his future. He has come around when it comes to cat beds. He enjoys quietly curling up in them to take naps. He's indifferent to other cats and would likely be fine in a household with them as well as one that includes older kids who are willing to help him come out of his shell slowly and with love.
Tanoshii's ideal home would be a calm, low-energy one with patient people who will give him a chance to become comfortable with them as he discovers trust and love make each day sweeter. He's making progress in the shelter and is likely to blossom much more once he has a family of his own. Could it be yours? If you're interested in opening up your heart and home to Tanoshii, contact us to meet him today. Domo arigatou!
Tanoshii has tested positive for FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). FeLV cats have a virus that causes a weaker immune system - they do not have cancer! For the most part, felvies are just like any other cat. You could not pick one out of the crowd, and they generally do not require much additional care. As a bonus, we waive their adoption fees! APA! provides full coverage and treatment for any FeLV-related issues that arise after the time of adoption. Cats with FeLV typically have a shortened lifespan - we like to compare it to the lifespan of adopting a senior kitty, with the added benefit that they don't have chronic senior health problems, and that FeLV-related medical care is covered. Tanoshii is not contagious to people, dogs or other animals, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society: http://bit.ly/2FwYCxR
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 Tanoshii, please email us at [email protected]