Happy update: Jif has been adopted by a family I know well enough to know that there is no better home for him.
It’s a dream come true for this super-shy guy! Congratulations, Mr. Jiffy!
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I’m currently fostering Jif, a healthy, adult (approx 5 yrs) guy wearing a tuxedo who’s in search of a new forever family. If you know of any low-key humans who are looking for an affectionate, playful friend for their existing cat and dog family, please contact me to set up a first date.
Below is Jif’s personal ad.
I’m extremely shy with people I don’t know, but I’m very affectionate once I trust you. I love cuddling and playing with other cats and dogs so I’d really like to join a family that already has at least one cat. I feel lonely when I don’t have a cat buddy to cuddle and play with. My foster home has 4 other cats and we all play and nap together.
My favorite pastime is getting belly rubs and tummy kisses, so I hope my new family likes cat tummies. I’m really affectionate, but I’m not clingy. If you’re busy and I want attention, I just come sit next to you and give you Come Hither looks. I’m very playful, too. I can entertain myself with toys, I can play chase with other cats, and I can also play with people. I’m not very picky about toys: I like to play with plush toys, balls, strings, feathers, and other cats. Some of my toys will come with me to my new home. I love to play chase with, wrestle with, and ambush other cats once I know they want to be friends. (As seen in the video above.)
I need to live with patient people who will give me plenty of time to adjust to living in a new home. I’ve never been aggressive; never bitten or scratched another cat or human. When I’m scared, I just look for a good hiding place. Even when I’m hiding, I like to have people reach into my hiding place and pet me to reassure me. That makes me purr and drool with happiness. As I get used to a new home, it will take me a while before I’m comfortable letting people see me play. For the first few weeks at my foster home, I hid in a quiet space all day and meals had to be brought to me. I explored the house at night when I was certain the people were asleep.
My foster family tells me that I’m very well behaved. I learn quickly if there are things I shouldn’t play with or areas I’m not supposed to be in. As I explore new rooms or discover a new toy, I watch the people closely to see if they’re going to get mad at me. It makes me so happy when I realize a new toy is something for me to play with.
The vet has given me a clean bill of health. I’m neutered, I test negative for feline leukemia & FIV, and I’m current on all my vaccinations. My veterinary paperwork will come with me to my new family.
My foster family is working with Feline Friends, so there’s a small adoption fee of $65. This money helps Feline Friends pay for my veterinary exam, neuter surgery, feline leukemia/FIV test, vaccinations, & flea treatment. My foster family does not keep any of this money and is not paid by Feline Friends. They’re just cat lovers who are trying to help me find my new family.
Anybody who wants to meet me can contact my foster home at the phone number & email address at the top of this page.