Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted Feb 28, 2016
Wiskey is an Abyssinian mix with the most gorgeous coloring that is similar to a Russian Blue. He had a really rough start to life. Abandoned, he was found with his mom and brother in an empty condo. He was sickly and had to be on antibiotics and got antifungal dips in the first few months of his life. When I saw him in his cage at the rescue, I felt the pull on my heart strings. The lady who had fostered him happened to be there and warned me that he didn’t like people and would try to jump out of my arms and hide so to be prepared. She handed him to me and he laid his head on my shoulder and purred. His foster mom looked at me and I said, I think he found his person.
He likes to snuggle at night on the bed with people, but it is clear he is a one person cat. He isn’t skittish, aggressive, or mean, he just has a person and that is who he wants to be around. He will pay attention to others and even likes to sit on other people’s laps and get pets from them, but only if his person is sitting nearby. He isn’t a big fan of our dog, but isn’t afraid of the dog either. We do have another cat which he plays with and he is social with the other cat, even complaining when his cat buddy gets put in the bathroom. He is not very vocal, unless his kitty buddy gets stuck in the closet or the bathroom.
His other quirk is he has allergies and is even allergic to some grains so we keep him on a grain free diet. I never knew cats could sneeze and cough and wheeze so much. Unfortunately there is a correlation between anti-biotic use at a young age and the development of allergies and asthma so it is possible his health issues as a kitten have contributed to his current health quirks.