Saturday, December 19, 2009

Caturday: Max

Max here and he's looking for a home of his own. He's adorable and currently waiting at Tabby's Place in New Jersey.

Gender: Male
Age: 8 yrs
Breed: domestic shorthair
Color & markings: black/brown tabby
Personality: friendly, temperamental

Hmmm, how do I tell you about our Max? He's an extra-large boy (not fat, just quite big) with extra good looks; he's a brown tabby with white whiskers, as well as white on all four paws, his chest, throat, and tummy. Max is about 7 years of age (as of 11/2009), according to our best guess. He can be quite vocal, and he isn't shy about asking for attention. He enjoys head-butting people and will often sit in laps.
We believe that Max has Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome. He becomes overstimulated very easily; when this happens, he can become quite aggressive, although he has never hurt anyone but himself. When he first came to us, his symptoms were very severe. Over time, with a lot of patient attention and some medication, he has improved greatly. Currently, he's on oral phenobarbitol. Contrary to what you might expect, he's easy to pill, and we do not know if he would continue to require medication in a home environment.

Much of the time, Max is really a great boy---happy and purry and affectionate. However, due to his medical issue, we feel he would do best in a quiet home without small children or other pets. Other than FHS, Max has no medical issues.

If you think you might be able to provide a good home for our Max, we encourage you to come in meet this handsome guy.

Good luck finding a home, Max. I know you're in good hands