Calling All Animal Lovers

We have recently learned that our cat, who still lives in the US, has been causing his surrogate owner respiratory problems.  When we left, we entrusted him to two good friends who have done a fantastic job of looking after him, but now it appears that he needs a new parent or set of parents.  So we are sending out a call to all friends, relatives, and well-wishers living between Atlanta and Boston–anyone want to have a cat for five months?

For those of you who don’t know, our cat’s name is Voltron, named after the flying space robot that dominated morning cartoons throughout the 1980s.  (guess who picked out the name-jm)  Just think, for five whole months you could be the proud owner of a cat with the greatest name of all time.  Besides his awesome name, he really is the best cat ever, and it’s not just us who say that.  His surrogate owners have been extremely happy to have him as part of the family, aside from the sneezing and bronchial attacks.  He is well-behaved, extremely cute, and friendly too.  He has successfully lived alone, but he has also successfully lived with up to two small dogs and one cat at the same time (that’s four animals total…he was fine with it).  He is an inside cat, as we fear he might not be smart enough not to play in the street.  He is also neutered and up-to-date on all of his vaccinations.  He still has his front claws, but he is very good about not using them on clothes or skin.  This is one of the things that makes us most proud of about him.  When playing, he likes to swat, not claw.  For his clawing pleasure, he has a small rug that we will provide.  Voltron is also very sociable around his owners, but a little shy around groups of strangers.  So, when you have a party or a bunch of guests, he’ll stay out of the way.  But, when you get home from work after a long day, he’ll immediately come on your lap and purr like crazy.

Voltron comes with lots of love to give out to a new owner.  He also comes with all of his toys; accoutrements; a blank check for food, litter, and care until September 1, 2005; and the eternal gratefulness of his owners in Malaysia.  Many of you may not have met him before, so we have included several pictures.  We had to include three because we couldn’t narrow them down.

I know that this is a bit of a silly post, but believe us, the subject is absolutely serious.  If you are interested or have a good friend who is, you can email us or just post a comment.  We hope to hear from some of you soon.