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Meet Our Cats: Gumby

We started fostering Gumby via Pet Rescue by Judy (PRBJ) in October of 2013. Since we didn't have other cats in our home at the time, they gave us Gumby, who is FIV+. He was our first foster and he made a failure of us -- we officially adopted Gumby on July 25, 2014. At that time his age was estimated to be about 4 years old.

We read about what it meant to have an FIV+ cat. We learned from other foster cat families that had met Gumby that he was a cat's cat -- he loves to spend time with fellow felines. With PRBJ we fostered a few more cats who were adopted out, before we decided to leave the program. Gumby was especially a great mentor to kittens and shy cats.

Gumby gets along great with his two brothers from another mother. The above photo is from a few years back when Timmy and William moved in with us. He is the dominant kitty in our home, but he rules with a gentle paw. He even lets the younger cats win play fights with him... sometimes.

Gumby is in great health for his age and condition. He has food sensitivities and when we first got him he had some skin issues. We had to give him baths a few times as his skin was healing -- he didn't like it but he behaved like a champ in the tub!

Gumby's skin issues were finally resolved once we found the right brand of grain-free food for him. He still has a sensitive stomach and if he gets too excited before mealtime, he has a tendency to regurgitate his food. We manage this with smaller meals and a set mealtime routine which greatly mitigates this issue.

Gumby's Likes

  • Baking himself in sunbeams
  • Chasing laser lights
  • Meeting strangers
  • Being brushed

Gumby's Dislikes

  • Visits to the vet
  • When dinner is late
  • Crunchy sounds
  • Snakes

Posts Featuring Gumby

Ten Fun Refillable Catnip Cat Toys

Posted on 29 July 2015 in Catnip Toys
One of our cats' favorite toys is the popular Madcap Mouse plush from SmartyKat. This is always our Timmy's favorite toy, but he shows added interest when we add a bit of dried catnip from our... More

Arched Brush Self-Grooming Station

Posted on 8 November 2016 in Self-Groomers
Kitties that like to be brushed will love this fun piece of cat furniture that is all about brushing! It's an arch-shaped brush that cats can use to groom themselves -- whenever they'd like! ... More

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