Our featured cat for The River's Purrfect Friday: Edmund
Here's what Dr. Jen had to say about Edmund:
Outgoing and eager to be part of whatever action is going on, dashing and daring Edmund is always the life of the party! Born in May of 2010, this fabulous FIV fella came to us via Carol's Ferals and his rescuer Staci Tabler in February of 2011. Snotty and dirty, sneezing and yet sweet as they come, Edmund waltzed right into our sanctuary like he has lived here all of his life, making friends, finding fun and just loving life to pieces!
Sadly, in this area of Grand Rapids, FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) is more common than it ought to be, plaguing our stray male population who fight in out on the streets. Once neutered, however, the fight tends to leave all but the most aggressive toms as the lack of testosterone tends to calm them right down. In fact, I find that my fat-headed toms are the most loving and agreeable cats in general; it is just too damn bad there are so many of them out there, like good ole' Edmund here.
I cannot say enough good about this goofy cat you have to watch closely, especially while you are taking the stairs to our second level, because he is just so darn excited to go where you go that he tried to beat you there. I have almost tumbled several times as he was wrapping himself around my heels or zipping out in front of me to play a game of tag while I had my hands full and my eyes on something else:) It is comical in how quickly he gets involved with the goings on around him, he loves to be the center of attention, and quite frankly, reminds me of a lovelorn puppy who just can't seem to get enough attention; melts my heart!
So Edmund and I, along with the other 128 Big Sid's Kids and my fellow volunteers, are certainly going to enjoy his time with us at the shelter. This cat knows how to have fun and engage you in his zest for life as well!
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