Jerome is really starting to come out of his shell in his foster home. He seems to be grateful of his humans for helping him. He has been climbing into his foster mom’s lap to purr and rub his face on her. Jerome will try to seek attention from other people in the house too, even if they don’t take much notice of him. As the kids in the home are learning to be more quiet and gentle when approaching Jerome, he is starting to let them touch him. He is still very much “attention on my terms” and generally doesn’t want to be bothered if he’s found a cozy spot to take a nap. He will let you know if he’s had enough by swatting at you so he would be best with older children or adults that don’t get too pushy.
Jerome is also a cat that cannot be ignored. At breakfast and dinner times, he sits in the high-traffic areas of the house and swats the legs of anyone that walks past him until he gets fed. In the evening he likes to play and will often get the zoomies. We think he would do well in any home that can respect his preference to seek attention himself.
Jerome would likely do well with another cat-friendly non-timid kitty friend. It might help him finish coming around if he can observe another kitty getting lots of human attention. He did have a chance to meet another cat and seemed quite interested in being friends
Special needs: Jerome has FIV, which is an immune disorder caused by a virus passed through deep bite wounds, which he likely got when he was on the streets unneutered and fighting with other unneutered males. Jerome could be adopted into a home with another cat so long as the adopter understands that there is a potential risk during the integration period should there be another cat without FIV in the home.
Estimated date of birth is April 30, 2017