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

Cute Country-Style Cat Food Feed Tin

This is a fun and functional storage tin made for holding pet food. The ivory tin comes with a scoop and has a large bold print reading FEED on the front.

Cozy, Comfortable Expanding Travel Cat Carrier

This handy pet carrier will be a favorite for both you and your cat. This versatile piece of pet luggage can expand to give kitty extra room. When not in use, the carrier can be stored flat so it won't take up a lot of space in your closet.

Highly Rated Grown in USA Natural Catnip

Get a tub of dried catnip and turn any toy, piece of furniture, blanket or cat bed into a fun plaything for your catnip-sensitive kitties. Most cats are sensitive to catnip and owners find their cats becoming extra playful, active, and maybe erratic when exposed to nip....

Original Cat Dancer: Long-Time Best-Seller

The simple yet effective Cat Dancer has been a top-selling cat toy for years. The erratic movement of the nearly invisible wire and the irresistible cardboard rolls at the end make a fun toy you can use to play with kitty.