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Hey, I'm Dodger and I'm a big shy boy who was brought to Cat Haven as a stray! I've only been in foster care for a few weeks but here is an update from my carer:
Dodger is a funny button, he has chosen his favourite spot in his room (a cubby in the cat tree) and is more than happy to hang out there. He shows little interest in venturing further into the house but what he does show an interest in is people. Dodger loves people. Dodger loves people even more if they will give him face rubs. He is a very expressive cat who will show his happiness at your arrival as soon as you enter the room. He locks eyes with you and kneads with his paws waiting for you to approach with pats. When you do pat him he enjoys it so much he can hardly sit still, he will rub his face on you and get up and sit down and get up and sit down, all the while engaging with pats. He sometimes makes such sudden moves while you’re patting him that it seems he might be making a move to bite or scratch you, but he doesn’t. As best as I can tell, he is just that into pats. He is very gentle, never biting or scratching although he does give the odd grumpy hiss if you surprise him and wake him up unexpectedly. He does a lot of kneading though, so his brand of lovin’ could be painful.
He doesn’t seem particularly anxious and will confidently get down from the tree for dinner, he just seems to prefer his chosen location. He takes a little while to warm to strangers.
Dodger is a good eater who especially loves his special dental biscuits and he is a very reliable litter tray user. He seems to be a very easy care cat.
Dodger has tested positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). FIV is a retrovirus that can compromise the immune system, spread by fighting and deep penetrating wounds. Once diagnosed with FIV, he was thoroughly examined by the Cat Haven Vet Clinic and found to be otherwise healthy. He should lead a normal life despite this diagnosis, but there are a few special considerations that need to be made in regards to his health and well-being long term. These include being an inside only cat; slow and careful introduction to other cats; and annual vaccinations and health checks.