The Beautiful Walmart Cat

There is something very appropriate about this photograph by Joyce Sammons of the now well known Furby in a Walmart bag. A feral cat who initially thought he was a Turkish Angora (TA) cat. He does have a bit of a look of a TA. Still, he is better being a beautiful feral cat now domesticated and loved.

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Walmart is the world’s largest public corporation by revenue according to Fortune Global 500 (2008). Walmart sell cheap products and feral cats come cheap, they are throwaway cats. But my God they shouldn’t be. They are all beautiful, more beautiful to me than the most beautiful purebred cat.


Furby has been digging around with his nose – see the little indentation on the end of his nose. A stray that I named Timmy has the same slightly scuffed up nose. It’s all that nosing around checking up on stuff.

Where did Furby get “ear furnishings” as glamorous as that? A lot of cat breeders spend ages getting ear hair like that (
for the right cat breed of course – think Maine Coon as an example). Maybe he thinks he is a Maine Coon? Nah, he is too little.

All I know is that he looks fantastic and he is loved. The latter is more important than the former.

And it’s another great picture of a cat, just the right place for it on

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Jan 11, 2010 Neuter/spay
by: Fii Frode

I always mix up neuter and spay – probably because we only have one word for both in Danish. But spaying is only performed on females, right? In that case every ‘spay’ in my comment should be changed to ‘neuter’ – hope you get the meaning anyway. 😉

Jan 11, 2010 Age for neutering
by: Finn Frode, Denmark

Hi Joyce. In my opinion the best age for spaying is around 4-5 months, but it may be performed as early as 3 months without problems – or on old Toms as well for that matter.
The traditional argument against early spaying is that since the kitten is not fully grown it will not develop the broad face usually seen on males. I do however not believe this to be a fact as I have seen cases to prove the opposite, but I could be wrong…
The argument against late spaying is simply – smell. If you want to make sure the cat doesn’t get into a habbit of “putting his mark” around the house, it must be done before he becomes fertile – which may be as early as 6 months.
Let me add that as a grown man the very thought of this operation makes me shiver, but luckily the cats doesn’t seem to mind very much. Life gets so much easier… 😉

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Jan 10, 2010 Furby
by: Joyce Sammons

I’ve had him 2 months now and he still looks at me like he knows something I don’t. He’s learned to climb into the window and I’ve placed a pillow under it because Lola tries to knock him down playing. I swear he’s gained a pound in 2 days. I can’t get him full. I don’t think he misses the wild life at all. He sleeps next to the heater at night. I’ve ordered him a ball in a circle for him and Lola.Hopefully I’ll get a video out of that.

At what age should I have him neutered?

Jan 09, 2010 Extra whiskers
by: Finn Frode, Denmark

Furby has an extra pair of whiskers. That’s really cool. 🙂

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Jan 07, 2010 Walmart discards
by: Jan Plant

What a beautiful cat! Yes! Love those ears! And his little nose dent just gives him more character! So glad he found a good home!

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