Max went to his forever home on 4 Feb. A lovely couple with a farm near Oxford took him in, and he will be very well cared for there!
Max is one of Kit Kat's kittens. As such, he’s probably less than 2 years old. Sociable and a little chatty. His long coat will need some attention, but not too much: he seems to have avoided the burrs that are in the other long-haired cats' coats. He was neutered 26 April 11 (note the docked ear). He has his front claws.
Full disclosure, he has gone outside the litterbox in the past. However, my sister was not the best at keeping hers clean: she had too few and scooped too rarely, expecting them to go outside. The cats didn’t always get the memo. It’s possible any of these cats went outside the box, but I can’t say I blame them! Poor Max is just the one who was caught.
The problem has gone down dramatically since we put in more boxes and got the house on a regular scooping schedule. Yes, you might want to be careful about Max’s litter habits at first, but I’d be careful about any new cat or kitten in my house. Make sure he’s got a lot of clean, deep litter in a kitty-friendly area, and I bet he will reward you with doing what comes naturally to cats.
He's magnificent in person, with a lion-like mane and almost regal gait. I think he’s worth the risk and a little retraining.
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We will ask the adopter to sign a simple contract before finalizing just to ensure these cats are getting the same or better home than what they have now.