(Junction City, KS)
I have a house cat, and cannot keep this appx 2 year old male (neutered) stray. Over this summer, Tommy became more friendly, eventually coming to me, and finally sitting in my lap and purring.
Over the last two weeks he has lost his skittishness and taken to sleeping on my lap, rubbing up against me, winding between my feet, and purring fairly loudly. I let him in the house an hour at a time, and he adapted well. The last three nights, in preparation for neutering (no food overnight), I kept him in overnight, and he would sleep curled beside me on my bed, his head on my pillow. I took him to the vet this morning for vaccinations and neuter... and he tested FLV positive.
Tommy is a constant companion when he can be with me. My house cat objected to having another cat, but had begun to accept Tommy's presence on the deck and for his short stays in the house. Tommy himself adjusts well to the presence of other animals-including dogs and cats, only reacting in self defense as necessary, never in aggression.
I'm not sure that Tommy is litter trained. My suspicion is that he waits and goes to the bathroom outside once he's done visiting. Otherwise he now acts like any other very loving house cat.
My house isn't set up in a way that I can keep both cats separated. I'm going to test my cat this afternoon to ensure he hasn't been infected. At that point, I can keep one of them in the basement for a short time, but my basement won't provide either cat the sunlight, space, love and attention they need.
Thank you for considering adoption.