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Matlock - 159673 - Male - Adult

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Pursonality Traits

Hi, my name's Matlock, but my friends call me Matty. I like food.

When I first arrived at my foster mum's I was very scared. I'd been out on the streets since goodness knows how long and was very skinny and didn't like to be touched at all. But then my foster mum gave me lots of food. I like food.

As time has progressed I have learnt to trust my foster mum and her friends when they come to visit and even like being stroked. If you start scratching behind my ear, my back leg starts twitching up as if it's me doing it!

I like playing in the tunnel mostly cos my foster mum puts treats in there for me to go and get and when I come out she gives me a treat for being a good boy. I like treats. I also like playing with ping pong balls. But only if they are batted to me, and I will bat them back if I'm lying on my side. I'm pretty lazy, so if it goes further than I can reach, then you'll have to go and get them for me. I also like it when my foster mum plays with a ball full of treats, cos sometimes a treat or two will fall out. I could probably do it myself, but I can't be bothered cos mum does it enough. I like treats.

I'm not a cat lap, despite my mum's efforts of putting treats on her legs for me to eat when we're sat on the floor playing...I like treats...but I don't stay there once I've eaten them. I don't climb on the furniture at all and it took ages for me to realise I could sit on the cat mat. My foster mum put it against the window, but it was too far away from her so I gradually pulled it over in a week so now I'm next to her when she's working. I'm not a cuddly cat and I yelp at anybody trying to pick me up. But I do like being stroked.
I'm not a morning person which really suits my foster mum cos she's not a morning person either. I don't meow or pester you to get up, I'll just wait at the bottom of the bed until you're ready to get up and feed me. But I do like food.

Did I mention that I like food? You cam meet me in my foster home in Fremantle.

Health issues

Matlock 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.

Matlock has been noted to have a small chip in his right lower canine tooth that was present when he came to the shelter. This is likely due to a a previous trauma. Our veterinarians have carefully assessed this chip and no further treatment is currently required.