Sylvester – 12 Days of Catmas 2020

On the ninth day of Catmus, our true loves gave to thee … Sylvester ready in his tux

Sylvester would likely rather forget about the fourish years of his pre-FRFA days. Once captured by the kind people who started feeding him, he was whisked off for vetting and never looked back. There’s only indoor life from here on in. And with good reason too.

Sylvester had been on the streets long enough to be ravenous and one big mat of fur. Sadly, we suspect this was better than where he had come from. Given he wasn’t feral he had to have been someone’s cat, but the fear he has of men leans towards that home came with life threatening experiences.

This early start has left Sylvester with a bit of a brazen exterior at times when really he is a sweet cat with an extremely sensitive soul. He connects best with those who are kind and understanding while making him feel safe by setting boundaries and keeping routines. Consistency allows him to feel safe and let his guard down. Showering him with praise for how smart he is earns extra gold stars.

Despite his tentative beginnings, Sylvester remains a fabulous cat after 5 years with us. His sweet and goofy personality wins people over. He loves to engage and play with the women he trusts. In fact, he can be quite obedient to those he respects for understanding him. Kids and other pets, not so much because they come with a lot of unpredictability.

Sylvester didn’t put a lot on his Christmas wish list. All we could find is a big fluffy bed, some wand toys and a home to call his own.

If you would like to help Sylvester’s few Christmas wishes come true, please consider donating through ATBCares ( Specify his name and where you would like your donation directed in the notes to us.

If you would like to discuss Sylvester becoming part of your family, please complete an adoption application.

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