Mellow, Individual, Lovable
The phrase "bless up" has Jamaican roots, and when someone says it to you, they are telling you to have a good or a blessed day. It's quaint, quirky, and sincere - rather like our Bless Up kitty!
Bless Up is big ol' couch potato! With his thick coat and stocky, British Shorthair-ish body, we think if he spoke human he would definitely have a British accent. He is a reserved gentleman, an introvert who epitomizes the saying, "Cats are a lesson in consent." He is particular! He's not a lap cat at all, and not keen on being picked up, but can enjoy being next to you on the sofa. Pets above the shoulders are okay; pets below the shoulders are not okay. Oddly, he seems okay with the occasional belly rub, especially when he's calm and napping on his back.
Bless Up's humans need to be able to recognize and respect his signals. He might lash out if you pet him too much, in the wrong area, or if he isn't in the mood. He likes his alone time, but on the other hand, when he's feeling social he is friendly and every stranger is a friend! He will come right up to say HI to new people.
Kids and dogs are a no-go for Bless Up; sure, he thinks they're cute and all, but they're just too chaotic and unable to respect his personal space. However, we think he could be fine living with another chill, laid-back cat.
Bless Up isn't a climber and instead prefers things he can hunker down under. He sometimes enjoys a feather wand toy and even the catnip cigar kicker toy, but mostly prefers a window seat with a view of all of the action at the birdfeeder! Very exciting! Though that's probably all of the excitement he requires; he can be easily spooked by loud noises or lots of activity. This fellow is best suited for a calm, quiet, and low-traffic home.
Bless Up came to APA! with trauma to his tail, itchy skin, and an ear wound; poor guy! He is getting the necessary treatment and is starting to feel sooooo much better.
Bless Up is such a character - even his raspy meow and purr are distinctive. We think every day with Bless Up is a blessed day; contact us today to meet this kitty full of personality and his own individual spirit!
Bless Up has tested positive for Feline Leukemia. FeLV is not a type of cancer. It's a virus that causes a weaker immune system and often a shorter life-span. For the most part, 'FeLVies' are just like any other cat. APA! waives the adoption fees of these cats, and provides FeLV-related treatment and support post-adoption. Bless Up can only live with other FeLV+ cats, but dogs and other animals are just fine! Any questions? We'd love to talk with you about FeLV care.
Bless Up is a healthy FIV+ (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) cat. FIV+ cats typically live long, healthy lives! For more information, please contact APA! or read this FAQ: http://bit.ly/2DPxI43
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 Bless Up, please email [email protected]