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

One Fast Cat Jumbo Exercise Wheel for Cats

You can't get your kitty a gym membership, but this cat treadmill wheel is perfect for cardio at home. If you're looking for a way to help kitty get in shape or burn off that extra young cat energy, look to this unique pet exerciser product.

Foldable Emergency Litterbox for Travel, More

This is a portable litterbox that is completely collapsible for easy storage and transport. Keep this box as a quick and easy extra for travel, emergencies, or even unexpected guests.

Foam Cat Toys With Feathers

This is a pack of 8 cat toys that are perfect for batting, chasing, and even carrying around! These are lightweight sponge-foam golf balls with attached feathers.

Flying Fetch Toy For Cats

This is a fun interactive toy to play with your cat. This kind of toy, which encourages fetching, is great for those cats who like to catch objects and bring them back to you.  With this purchase you'll get a set of 5 flying propeller cat toys in...