Posted by Farley

Whisker Fabulous Writer Farley Waddlesworth

Did you know one of the reasons I started blogging was to help homeless cats? Since I was once a homeless feline who now lives a spoiled life, I feel like I need to give back to my species. It's also a passion of my human, who works in animal welfare and also volunteers at a rescue called Feline Rescue in St. Paul, Minn. This is an awesome animal group because they solely focus on kitties. To them, cats are their world!  The volunteers there recently introduced me to a fella named Dante, who has been in the shelter for quite some time. He's in a foster home right now and has been waiting patiently for the right home. I recently called him up to find out what his deal is, because I want him to find a home like mine!

Farley: Hi Dante!

Dante: Hi Farley!

Farley: How are you Dante? What are you up to?

Whisker Fabulous' Dante at attention!

Can I live with you?

Dante: I just woke up from a nap. I love to sleep... it's important for a senior kitty like me to get my beauty sleep. In fact, I've discovered that sleep, a good nutritional diet and a little bit of play is what I need to look this good.  If I do say so myself, I am a debonair gentleman. My foster mom tells me that all the time.

Farley: I have heard. You have some quirks.

Dante:  Quirks? No. I am a mellow cat who does not like noise or other animals. If I come to your house I need to be the only pet. I need my very own human and my own space.

Farley: Wowee! You are kind of demanding.

Dante: No, not demanding at all. I am just a senior who has experienced life and I know what I want.  With a lot of trial, error and research, the folks at Feline Rescue figured out what I need. This is actually the second time I have been up for adoption.  Originally, I was adopted out to a lady that had other cats and that did not go well. I had diabetes and pancreatitis and my former feline housemates bullied me, so I refused to use the litterbox. It was a horrible situation because I was peeing all over the house and upsetting my former person. I was also overweight and got some sores on my body. In an act of desperation, the person returned me to the rescue.That was more than six months ago, since then my life has changed completely.

Farley: That's so interesting! How has your life changed?

Dante: After some observation and veterinary testing, the volunteers at the rescue figured out the correct amount of insulin I need to get my glucose levels normal. I also got put on some prescription cat food, which helped me lose weight and clear up my coat. As for the litter box problems, since I am the only cat and all the litter boxes are mine, I haven't had any accidents.  My life is so awesome. I love my foster mom, but it would be nice to have a permanent home that is just like this one.