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

Rolling Treat Dispenser Enrichment Toy

This is a fun cat toy to engage kitties in mealtime, slow down fast eaters, and alleviate boredom. This mobile food dispenser is perfect enrichment for cats!

Eco-Friendly 4-Pack Travel Litter Boxes

Are you going to be traveling with your kitty this summer? Pack along a set of four biodegradable litter boxes for your on-the-road days to make travel easy and mess-free.

Update: Popular Jumbo Cat-Scratching Post

With the extensive wear, we decided to purchase a replacement post. Besides the obvious wear to the sisal, you can see how the post became discolored after years of use and abuse from little kitty paws. Our cats took to the new post immediately, recognizing it is a special...

Funny Rechargeable Spinning LED Light Ball Toy for Cats

This is a fun toy for cats who like to play with ball toys. This interactive cat toy has a lot going on! The rechargeable toy has a spinning LED light and the toy itself spins and rotates to entice your kitty to play. This highly rated...