I first met him about eleven years ago. He had been found hiding under the steps of a realty office in Eminence, Kentucky, a little kitten, all alone. Since a woman who worked there knew that I was in the market for a kitten, she brought him to me.
He was pretty scraggly. But a few shots, and a lot of Iams later, he was sleek, healthy, and happy.
He's all grown up now, still sleek and healthy, but not quite as happy.
See, my life has changed a lot in the past eleven years ago. He's stuck by me through a lot of stuff, but when, a few years ago, "stuff" included living with another cat, he kind of reached his limit.
The simple truth is, Iago just doesn't like other animals. People, of all shapes, ages, and sizes, he loves. Animals -- not so much.
So I find myself in a position of looking for a new home for Iago. And since this is proving to be more difficult than I really imagined, I'm appealing to the "internets" in the hopes that there might be some lonely animal lover silently reading my blog, who would be interested in giving Iago a new home.
So, anyway, here are the particulars:
1. Iago -- named after the Shakespearean character, not the parrot in "Aladin."
2. Approximately 11-12 years old.
3. In perfect health. Has been accused of being fat, but has been confirmed by more than one vet to be decidedly "big-boned." Neutered. Declawed in the front, but has claws in the back.
4. Very handsome, orange with a bulls-eye pattern on his side.
5. Likes snuggling with humans, cramming himself into small spaces, and sleeping in closets.
6. Needs a loving home where he can relax and soak up some personal attention.
I really want him to have that loving home where he can be happy again. If you might be that person who can offer that, just leave me a comment with a way to contact you. I would send along with him a new litter box and litter, his favorite sleeping basket, and a few bags of food.
And if you aren't in a position to help him out, I'd really appreciate any spreading of the word you can do.
Thanks, animal lovers!