Joey came to Abbey Cats from a shelter up north, where he had been brought in alone after being found at 6 weeks of age.
He lived in the shelter for 3 weeks before coming into foster care.
He is a beautiful, striking looking kitten with a stripey pattern on his body and spots on his belly.
While we don't know Joey's story before arriving at the shelter, we do know that he clearly has a lot of energy to get out of his system that he hasn't been able to for a long time.
We lovingly refer to him as the "Turbo Kitty."
In foster care, with room to run around and play at home, he looks to spend his entire day playing non-stop with toys, blankets, scratching posts, people, or really anything that can be played with! He has endless energy for play at all hours of the day - his zest for life and constant excitement is adorable.
He and Lisa often meow loudly to advise people when it is meal time, just in case they have forgotten that hungry kittens are present!
He likes to be picked up for a quick cuddle, however cuddling him does not last very long as he gets anxious to be put down to run around some more.
Another high energy kitten friend who can help tire him out is an absolute must!
Given Joey has had a difficult kittenhood, he is still working on his social skills and manners.
He can be a bit more nippy or scratchy than some kitties, although it always comes from a place of wanting to play and just not knowing how to do that properly yet.
As he continues to be cuddled and played with, and learns the ropes of how to cat properly, we are confident he will only get more lovely.
Joey needs to find his forever home with an adopter who embraces his energetic wild child within, and helps him grow to his full cat potential, having patience along the way.
Joey is being fostered with Lisa and needs to be adopted with her.
He would do well in a home that has tons of time to give him all of the play time he requires to be happy, and who has time to invest in continuing to work on his social skills and manners.
He also needs an adopter who will be patient with his quirks, as he is still learning about what interacting with humans and kitties is all about (and loving it!).
Please bear in mind that it is against Abbey Cat policy to adopt a single kitten under the age of 6 months to a home without a kitten of similar age for company. Any kittens over 6 months may need the company of another young cat
|Joey and Lisa
|Apparently Joey had never been on a couch before but turns out he really likes them.
He has been hanging out like this laying where the crack between the cushions is underneath while his foster mom watches tv... this kitty is too funny.