All About Me
Is he an alien or an adorable gremlin? Even better-he's the goofy cat sidekick you've always dreamed of! Mayo is quirky kitty absolutely overflowing with character and makes his presence known from the moment he enters your life.
Mayo is deaf, which makes communicating with him more challenging but doesn't stop him from participating in all the normal cat activities. He still loves to chat and makes some pretty adorably unique noises! He also knows the universal cat language of the purr. He loves people and will follow them from room to room, finding his favorite perches and surveying the situation from them. He is very in-tune with the rhythms of the humans of his household-- he loves to remind his foster mom to go to bed if she's staying up too late! He has no trouble meeting new people and is generally a laid-back presence in the household.
Mayo loves attention, especially pats, but can get overwhelmed sometimes. Therefore, paying attention to his body language is a must. He is sometimes a lap cat but is usually the snuggle sidekick, sitting next to or near his people. He loves to knead and rub on things with not just his head but his whole body! With a little patience and understanding, Mayo quickly becomes a close cat friend.
Mayo's favorite thing is food (specifically cat food-- he isn't interested in human food!) and he gets very excited for meal times. He is currently packing some extra pounds, so he will need help getting to a healthy weight through diet management and activities like playing. Mayo has a sensitive stomach and therefore requires special care around his food.
Mayo was surrendered to IAR as his family was no longer able to care for him and give him attention. His foster fam believes the transition has been a bit challenging for him, but he has come out on top and we believe he is ready for his new forever purrrson to come along.
Mayo would do best with an experienced pet owner who understands cat body language.
He would also do best as an only pet since he isn't the best communicator. He could do well with other mature, laid-back cats given time and patience, as he settled in with two such cats in his foster home after a few months of co-habitation.