12 year old • Male
Dan D. Lion is a magnificent main coon mix, with the traditional "mane" or "ruff" of fluff around his neck which makes him truly resemble a miniature lion! His extremely soft fur is deep dark orange and he has little tufts of fluff between his paws--pretty cute! Dan D. Lion also has the fluffy resemblance to the flower which bears his name: the dandelion!
Dan D. Lion is a very sweet boy who is extremely skilled in the following: posing on his back in amazing contortions while you praise him; flopping on the floor and rolling; making "biscuits"; and generally just being an all around adorable boy. He took immediately to the indoor good life after his rescue from the hard life of a stray, trying all the chairs, couches and cat beds to find his favorites! He is very calm and low maintenance and never needy (which his foster Mom appreciates greatly)! Dan D. Lion is neat and litterbox trained. He does need a little brushing now and then to keep his luscious coat free from matts. Dan is learning to be a lap cat and we see potential in him for this in the future once he is comfortable in a place. Dan D. Lion is very good with other cats and even defers to his foster sister Petunia Belle at treat time (she steals all his treats and he very sweetly lets her do it)! At his very first vet visit, he rolled around on the floor and charmed everyone.
Because he is good with other cats and kittens, he would be an excellent choice if you are looking for a friendly cat to keep a kitty company. He also seems very content in a small space with a nice window to look out. Dan D. Lion is really an amazing and wonderful cat!
Dan D. Lion was rescued from an overcrowded rural NC shelter by one of IAR's dedicated volunteers. He had been found by their animal control as a stray in the county. Before we got him cleaned up, the poor guy had burrs, knots and matts all through his hair. We believe he had been living on his own for quite a while. He was also very underweight (do not let the fluff fool you!) and he still needs to gain about 4 pounds.