We call him Salvador and he responds well to calls with this name.
Sadly we need to find a new home for this sweet, very brave and affectionate cat.
We adopted him from the SPCA 3 years ago and have given it our very best go but some recent changes in our household which can not change back have made this cat show us very strong signs that he is not happy with the home we provide.
We suspect that the recent addition of our baby girl has made this cat no longer interested in being a part of our family.
He has had issues on an off with urination around the house in places that are not appropriate. He also has days where he will hiss and swat at us for what seems to be no apparent reason. We suspect that either he is demanding of wanting to venture outside or he is demanding our attention which we are unable to give to him as much as we once could sadly. Initially we had him strictly as an indoor cat but in his second year with us he became so adamant about going outside that we relented and his behavior changed completely. He seemed so much happier and we had a long stretch with no issues.
Once our baby was born (during the time I was in the hospital after delivery) he began to pee around the house again. Which indicates an issue with my absence and the urination continued with targets to the new babies room.
We have attempted numerous things to ease him to no avail.
We added litter boxes (we are a two cat household)
We used Felaway regularly
He has had numerous vet visits all returning with a clean bill of health. The vet has suggested it is a stress response.
We now have him on a special calming diet that also has urinary health benefits.
Despite all these changes he still expresses his displeasure with our household. So without being able to give up our baby and giving him our undying attention we are left with no choice but to find him a home that he is better suited to.
While he seems to handle our other cat fine (he plays with and grooms her) and he also seems to be fine with our large german shepherd dog (the dog pays zero attention to the cats), we suspect he would be happiest in a house where he can cuddle his adult family all the time with no competition and is also allowed to hunt outdoors on occasion. He loves people and will rub and purr and snuggle any available lap. He does not scare easily and is very strong minded. He has a beautiful long soft coat which he tends to keep well groomed on his own for the most part, especially once we let him outside. He is a wonderful cat, he just wants a different lifestyle to what we can provide sadly.