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Our featured cat for The River's Purrfect Friday: Beowulf


Here's what Dr. Jen had to say about Beowulf:

September was a month chock full of volunteer rescues, but this one came from Diana Ruel's own NE side backyard. Worried that such a tiny thing was running around off of Plainfield, front-declawed and wailing for food, she checked for lost-cat ads (none), the shelter and Humane Society (nothing) and with neighbors, before contacting me for help; wishful thinking makes us believe there is someone out there looking desperately for their beloved lost cat, but most of the time, no owners ever surface.
Thin as a rail, loaded with tapeworms from having been flea infested, this fella, who we think was born sometime in 2005, was a shabby sight upon arrival. Consuming food at a remarkable rate, probably ingesting as much in weight as he himself tipped the scales at (a mere 6.7 pounds), it was all Beowulf could do not to pass out from the endorphin rush of a full belly! Suffering from dental disease may have inhibited his comfort prior to his rescue, but it was neglect, plain and simple, that made him the wary waif he was.
Well, I am happy to say that after a few short weeks with us, Beowulf has filled out a bit, and now that he is feeling more like himself, he has become the saucy, sassy, outspoken cat Diana claimed he was initially. He doesn't take crap from anyone, and will start a-slapping furry faces if someone gets too close for comfort, or tries to invade his space. He is funny to watch play the tough guy, simply because he is so darn fluffy and floofy-looking that you almost expect him to be a girl with a name like Princess or Snookums! Well, let me tell you, the name "Beowulf" fits him well and he is one no-nonsense kid of cat; I think he had to develop this tough exterior in order to survive out on the streets for however long it was. No worries though, because you get him one-on-one, and his tender interior breaks through that tough exterior and he quite enjoys some cuddle time:) That said, it is my goal to find him a home that will suit his needs, one that is quiet, laid-back and will allow him to reign supreme as the man (er cat) of the house or king of the castle!

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