It breaks my heart that I can’t save all the cats and dogs who need homes, but it’s just a simple fact that I have no more room for additional animals. Tommy is one of the outdoor strays who I really want to find a home for, though. With cold weather coming up, I’d really like to find a home for him before winter gets here.
I don’t know where Tommy came from, but he’s been in the neighborhood for a couple of years. He was among a group of strays who a former neighbor got fixed and got shots for. She and her husband used to feed them, but they already had seven indoor cats of their own, so they couldn’t take anymore, either.
After they moved away a few months ago, I took over feeding several of them, including Tommy. (The former neighbor felt so bad about leaving them that she still brings food for me to feed them.) He’s just now getting to the point that he’ll trust me to touch him and pick him up every now and then, so he’s going to need patient humans in his new home. He’s never had consistent love and attention.
The pictures here are all recent. The one at the top is from earlier this week. It was only about the third time he had let me pick him up without fighting to get away, so I took a quick picture to send to the former neighbor. The picture on the right above is from a couple of weeks ago as he ate on the porch.
If you might be able to provide a loving indoor home for Tommy — and are willing to be patient in teaching him that someone is going to take care of him — please let me know and let’s see whether we can get him inside before he has to spend another winter in the cold weather.
Note: If you enjoyed meeting Tommy, you might enjoy previous stories and pictures about Emily, Charlotte, Merlin, William, Anne, Dagny, Sonny, Alex, Bessie, Molly, Oliver, Munchkin, Sam, Maggie, Henry, Lucy, and Amelia.