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Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

I Am An Adult Homeless Foster Cat: Heart Throb Senior

HIYA!! SAVANNAH HERE!!!

I am now showing off my FIFTH Adult Homeless Foster Cat.

Adult Homeless Foster Cats

My intention with this series is to draw attention to the serious backlog of adult homeless foster cats stuck, totally stuck in the foster care system.

Let me introduce you to my pal, NICKY…a senior, but totally hot bachelor, searching for his forever family.

Am I on camera??

Am I on camera??

Nicky: “Hey there. You must be Savannah…come on in.”

Savannah: *looks over shoulder, peeks around corner…glances up* “Oh you must be Nicky!

Nicky: “You are quick Savannah…heh…heh…come on up and join me.”

I'm up here!!

I’m up here!!

Savannah: “ummm…Nicky, I don’t ‘do’ heights very well and I truly dislike having all four paws off the floor at the same time, na’mean?”

Nicky: “Oh come on Savannah. You’re a cat and certainly younger than me and look at me up here on top of the kitchen cupboards”

Savannah: *letting out a huge sigh…steps back and leaps to counter, then to cupboard* “Oh my, that was totally scary. Nicky would you mind moving your tail just a bit so I can get away from the edge?”

Nicky: “Of course.”

This is just not right! Too high!

This is just not right! Too high!

Savannah: “That’s lots better. Now, first thanks for agreeing to meet with me. I am trying hard to help as many adult homeless foster cats as I can get their hopes and dreams heard. So Nicky, I already know this is not your real home, just a stopping off point until your real family can find you. But how did you come here in the first place?”

Nicky: “Now that is a long story Savannah. And some of it I don’t really remember. I’ll try to make it short.

Let’s see…*counting on claws* I am about 11-12 years old and I have been with this foster lady since 2005. I was just a young’n when she first took me into her care. You see I was part of a family of cats abandoned at the Port Of Oakland. We were all living in an old boat repair building. All the other kittens were adopted out but not me.

Eventually the foster lady moved our whole colony to this location and I have been here ever since. I see other cats get adopted, but it just never seems to be my turn. Now I am a senior dude and likely no one is ever gonna want me now. But, I do know that Community Concern 4 Cats, my rescue organization, will make sure I am well cared for UNTIL my forever family finds me.

Am I too old?

Am I too old?

Savannah: “Nicky, come on and buck up your spirits. I am sure we can help you and your forever family find one another.”

Nicky: “I try to be positive Savannah. That’s why I decided to let the foster lady know I was ready, willing and able to get adopted. You see I used to hang around mostly outside. We are safe here and can come and go as we please…in and out. But I decided I wanted that forever home others got to have so I moved myself right inside with my foster lady. Now she can see how warm, cuddly and fun I am. I like to spend as much time as I can in her lap.”

Savannah: “Yeowzers Nicky, smart move on your part!”

Nicky: “I thought I had best take matters into my own paw so to speak. I sleep on the bed next to her and purr up a storm. As you can see, where we are hanging out right now is a favorite spot for me. I like being up here on top of the cupboards so I can keep an eye on what’s happening.

I like the others cats that live here, but I prefer to keep some distance if I can. Plus I have the added advantage of knowing exactly when the foster lady becomes the food lady and starts serving up the chow!”

Savannah: “MOL! I can tell you are getting your exercise and look at your gorgeous brown tabby furs; all shiny. You are a very healthy mancat at 11-12 years of age Nicky.”

Nicky: *blushing* “Oh gosh Savannah, a mancat has to keep up his good looks and slender body”.

Do I look healthy and fit?

Do I look healthy and fit?

Savannah: “Can you describe for my readers what hopes and dreams you have when you think of having your own forever home.”

Nicky: *chuckles* “Well, as you can see I certainly hope to find a very tall cat tree just for me! And I love my wet food so having that for all meals would be so wonderful. I don’t mind some treats now and then too.

I would really enjoy having my human(s) give me a nice lap to nap on and I don’t mind if they have one or two other adult cats. But you know, I don’t think I will be very comfortable with young humans, you know the kind, small and very active!

Oh yes, I can’t forget. I simply MUST have a window or two with a view! I so enjoy watching the outdoors and window whiffies are a must as well.

I hope they won’t mind that I like to be the greeter whenever new people come to visit. I make sure to give them head bumps and walk them to their seats.” (be sure to hover over each photo to view captions…you will miss out if you don’t!)

Savannah: “Nicky, what would you say that makes you special; a cat that humans won’t forget?”

Nicky: “The foster lady says ‘Nicky’s eyes are striking; he is a deep thinker and his eyes are truly the windows to his soul‘…she sees my REAL SELF”.

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I know I am a senior cat but I still have many good healthy years to give to humans. I would love on them and keep them warm and make sure they always know they are mine. Do you think I stand a chance Savannah? Maybe I should give up ever getting my very own forever home.”

Savannah: “Absolutely you are not too old and don’t ever say never and never give up. Just look at the video your foster lady made just for you.”

Nicky: *reaches to pat Savannah’s shoulder* “Thanks for helping this old guy out Savannah. You are a real pal”.

Savannah: “And you Mr. Nicky are not an ‘old guy’, you are a mature mancat and very handsome indeed. Thanks lots for letting me hang out up here with you.”

Watercolor longing eyes

Watercolor longing eyes

This ends my interview with Nicky. If you have missed any of the other posts from my series “I Am An Adult Homeless Foster Cat: revealing hopes and dreams”, please click here, here, here and here.

Nicky can be transported anywhere in the San Francisco bay area or maybe elsewhere for the perfect forever home; courtesy of Savannah’s Paw Tracks.

He is available for adoption, neutered, has had all his vaccines and he is in very good health. You may contact Susan at megwich at hotmail dot com to learn more about Nicky and to arrange to meet him in person.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

 

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28 thoughts on “I Am An Adult Homeless Foster Cat: Heart Throb Senior

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  3. Nicky mankat you an mee have thee same cupberdss….if onlee you could come visit here an wee could hang out an watch mee LadyMum!!
    Ladyum says yur minty green eyes show yur beeuteeful soul an shee wishess shee had room fur more katss who need a home….
    Mee will **purr** fur you; there has to bee sumone who wood want to shre their life with you!
    **nose bumpsss** Siddhartha Henry xXx

  4. Nicky is one handsome Mancat! So glad he decided to become an indoor kitty! Purring and praying he finds his own furrever home Savvy!
    Luvs
    Marty, Mom and the Gang

  5. He reminds me of my Little Miss Satchie. Hope he finds his forever home soon

    • and I am deeply troubled that you never found her. She was a special soul. Hope you are happy with your new life and home. Was Jay able to join you finally?

      • Yes, Jay is here with me. I adopted a calico girl that had been at humane society for almost a year. Every time I went there looking for Satchie and she was there while everyone else had been adopted. One day I couldn’t take it anymore. I couldn’t just leave her there. Still looking everywhere for Satchie and fostering kittens in the meantime

  6. Katie Isabella on said:

    Savvy what a precious story. You outdid yourself. Thank you. And what a handsome mancat!

  7. What a looker Nicky is! Yo, Nick, you’re not old cos I’m gonna be maybe 11 this coming year and I’m still a kitten. 10 years in one house sounds like a forever home to me. I’ve been here 10 years and I ain’t going nowhere to quote that old Dylan tune.

  8. It sure sounds like Nicky has mellowed with age and has become a really sweet guy who can be a great member of someone’s family!

  9. mistletoeandhitch on said:

    Our HuMom will share Nicky’s story just like she’s done with the other Adult Homeless Foster Cats. She not got much influence but it only takes contacting the right person at the right time, so everyone should give it a shot. And if someone too far away reDs this? Maybe they’ll adopted another AHFC and another happy home will be found. Purrs!

  10. pilch92 on said:

    Nicky, you are a sweetie. I hope you get your forever home soon.

  11. Great story, Savannah. I hope Nicky finds a great, understanding home.

  12. Hang in there Nicky. Your human is coming soon.

    Emma and Buster

  13. Oh handsome Nicky, we sure hope that special forever home shows up soon. You deserve one big happy.

  14. Aw, Nicky…we can’t believe you’ve been waiting so long to find your furever home. You’re such a handsome guy.

  15. too old? no way! you are a purrfect boy, Nicky! I hope so much that you will find a place were you are THE ONE for your human and I will share this post…

  16. It would seem that he feels he already has his “forever” with Miss Foster Lady. He looks very happy there and I can see in his eyes he is a dear guy with a lot of love to give (and receive). If in fact someone else would like to adopt him that would make me happy but if not, I hope Miss Foster Lady will keep him and enjoy him for the rest of his “forever”.

    Love, Sammy

    • Sammy, it is not a place Nicky can get the attention he craves and in his early years, he was much more feral. Not adoptable. Over the years e has become who he is now. And the Foster lady has had serious health challenges which have prevented her from getting him to adoption events. If Nicky can get enough pals like you and your Mom to SHARE him and his dreams of his own home, then his senior years will be joyful. Please consider helping promote him.

  17. Good luck Nicky, you gorgeous thing!

  18. Nicky sounds like a really amazing guy! He really needs his own home – I can tell he would be awesome!

  19. The foster lady is right, Nicky. Your eyes ARE striking. Mummy says they are the first thing she noticed about you. You are such a handsome mancat. You have been with your foster lady so long, maybe she secretly doesn’t want to let you go.

    • Thanks for coming by guys. I could not fit in all the details cuz it would make this post way longer. This is not a place Nicky can get the attention he craves and in his early years, he was much more feral. Not adoptable. Over the years e has become who he is now. And the Foster lady has had serious health challenges which have prevented her from getting him to adoption events. If Nicky can get enough pals like you and your Mom to SHARE him and his dreams of his own home, then his senior years will be joyful. Please consider helping promote him.

  20. Billie Cummings on said:

    Nicky sounds like a great addition to any family. He is certainly handsome and healthy and ready for his forever home.

  21. Gorgeous, friendly, social – why has he not found a forever home in ten years?? On the other hand, he has been bonding with the foster lady now for ten years – would it be really fair to force him to leave what he must consider a home?

    • This isn’t a real home for Nicky. I could not fit in all the details cuz it would make this post way longer. This is not a place Nicky can get the attention he craves and in his early years, he was much more feral. Not adoptable. Over the years e has become who he is now. And the Foster lady has had serious health challenges which have prevented her from getting him to adoption events. If Nicky can get enough pals like you and your Mom to SHARE him and his dreams of his own home, then his senior years will be joyful. Please consider helping promote him.

      • I am not a cat, I am a human with two cats. And I really doubt I have any influence on North American readers to go and adopt a pet. After all – my blog is in German, I write about my German hometown and have just about 100 followers … of which only very few live in North America (one in Canada with 19 cats, one in the US with two) … I am still at a stage where my influence is only marginal.

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