By Donna Flowers, Thumper’s foster mom
Thumper. What a cat!
I have had the pleasure of fostering this 14-year-old boy for just over a month now and I really must say that he is a delight. His backstory is a little fuzzy – he was turned in as a stray, but as a very sweet and declawed cat, he must have been a beloved house cat at one time and the quickness at which he settled in confirms it.
Thumper is like all the cats you’ve ever known all rolled into one handsome ball. He is mellow most of the time, but likes to play sometimes as well. He is just as happy to lie in the window as he is to lounge on your lap, but is equally content to ignore you altogether for a few hours at a time. He has a very curious personality – always wanting to check out the closets and watch out the windows, but has zero interest in dogs! He gets along well with my other foster cat, however; they mostly ignore each other despite sharing everything.
He loves to eat and is very insistent that you should share whatever it is you are eating from whatever bag you just opened. He also loves to be loved when he wants to be loved. He will follow you around the house, beg for treats, sleep on your feet, purr when you hold him…and then he will steal away for his, “Me Time.”
As an older (and wiser!) cat, he has developed a bit of arthritis that causes him to look a little drunk when he walks, but with a daily dose of his arthritis medicine (which he likes!), he gets around just fine.
I think I would sum Thumper up best as a Low-Maintenance Best Friend; one who is warm, loving, entertaining, and appreciative, but doesn’t need you to call him all the time. 🙂