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Red

Domestic Short Hair | 6 Years 1 Month | Male

Red is generally called Melman, but is currently in his Taylor Swift phase. We are trying our best not to judge him.

Melman is friendly, outgoing, affectionate, and cuddly — and occasionally suffers from outbreaks of single kitten syndrome. He loves to explore, climb furniture, and ensure nothing is precariously placed (such a helpful guy!). He follows his foster around the apartment when not receiving enough attention. He will drape himself around your neck like a scarf and nestle into you to share his love and keep you warm. He enjoys other cats, but has emphatically declined to share their home with any dogs.

Melman is generally kind and cuddly with humans (he is a total snuggle bug), but can get nippy without enough stimulation. When he decides it’s time to wrestle and play rough, he will happily choose you if not redirected to the appropriate playmate/cat toy with potentially painful consequences. Although we don’t know his history, we suspect that Melman was raised as a single kitten and taught to play rough, so he is just now learning appropriate play behavior. While he does need his 20 hours of beauty sleep, he is otherwise pretty active and needs space and an appropriate cat companion for a good chase or wrestling match.

Enter Lino — a loveable house panther who can very easily scare himself. Lino is a total lover, Melman's best friend, and a great criminal partner. While Melman enjoys center stage, Lino prefers to lurk in the wings until he knows he is safe, and then he will headbutt and roll around purring. He has been known to get stuck in high places, get rescued (by a human or Melman), and then climb back up and get stuck again. He may not be the brightest bulb on the tree, but that works out really well, as Melman has enough brains for the entire operation.

Melman needs to go to an experienced home with someone who can understand and pay attention to cat body language and is willing to create structure and boundaries. He actually listens very well if you are clear and firm. No kids.

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