BRUNO & STUBBS
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3 years old, neutered males
Both Bruno and Stubbs are low maintenance kind of guys who seem truly grateful that they were removed from the streets and given a safe haven. They deserve a loving, stable home and will make the perfect addition to a quiet family. Rescued at different times and integrated in a foster home in Dubai. They are both approximately 3 years old, FIV+ therefore strictly indoor cats.
Bruno, 3 years old – looks are truly deceiving!
Bruno bears the scars of a tough life on the mean streets. He looks like a thug who has seen it all but in truth he is a very reserved, gentle and friendly dude who greets his favorite peeps with a little ‘girlie’ meow, lots of purring and head butting and loves being held like a baby while having his tummy tickled.
Life on the street has taught Bruno to be a little cautious in unfamiliar situations and he can be shy with new peeps but once he is comfortable in his surroundings, he relaxes and his personality shines. He enjoys being showered with attention, having his ears massaged and full body petting.
Bruno is a complete snuggle bunny and is the perfect movie-night companion. He likes nothing better than curling up on a soft bed or sofa next to his human or his brother Stubbs while using any of their accessible body parts as his head rest and giving them endless paw massages.
Bruno occasionally engages in polite conversation but generally isn’t inclined to bore his audience with idle chatter. A typical cat, he is curious and will happily follow his favorite peeps around the house supervising everything they are doing but he isn’t a clingy sort and is more than capable of entertaining himself with his favorite toys or just relaxing in his own space. He finds comfort and companionship from Stubbs.
Given that most of his life has been spent outdoors on high alert, Bruno is easily startled by household noises and would be better suited to a quiet home with adults only or with older kids who don’t make sudden movements and are respectful of animals.
Sadly, life on the street has been hard on Bruno and he has developed some health issues which will require monitoring, particularly as he gets older. He is FIV+, he has lost part of his left jaw (it is always slightly open and though he grooms himself, wet food sometimes clings to his fur which requires a wipe down which he welcomes with open paws). He is missing a number of teeth and he has been treated for stage 1 kidney disease. This is managed with bi-yearly vet checks and is kept under control with Azodyl and Epakitin. A full medical report will be made available on request.
As a result of having scavenged for food for the majority of his life, Bruno is NOT a fussy eater! He loves any wet food even if it has a dollop of medicine mixed in! His current favorites are Sheba tuna or anything seafood, Kit Kat tuna or chicken fillet and Royal Canin renal wet food. He also loves Royal Canin renal dry food. His water intake is normal and he toilets normally but, given his past renal failure, he will require careful monitoring to ensure that any recurring issues are addressed promptly (mostly any change in excessive water intake).
Stubbs gets his name from his unique paws. He was born with a deformity which means he has two paw beans instead of 4/5. He is fully capable like any other cat; except he is a little clumsy when jumping because he has less grip.
He was found dumped in the community where he was disorientated and scared of anyone approaching him. He is beginning to trust again with the help of Bruno. He adores Bruno, he will often groom him, and they’ll foolishly play together, mostly provoked by him. He’s more of a cat’s cat in the sense he prefers to engage with Bruno more than he’s demanding of human attention. He is shy upon meeting new people but looks to Bruno for confidence and learns from him.
Stubbs’ personality is blossoming by the day where he teaches us something new every day and we expect this development to carry on so he can be more social with his humans. He is still startled by loud noises; he’s never shown any aggression in the time we have known him. He will certainly get cranky when his belly is hungry and likes to smell your hand to see if you have any treats for him.
He spends most of his day following around his buddy Bruno. Introducing him to a new environment will need to happen in stages to begin with so he isn’t too overwhelmed with a sensory overload as this will scare him and you might hear a little hiss, followed by interest to see what you have in your hand. On the contrary, he has the cutest little trills when he is communicating with Bruno
He is quite easily pleased with toys, most little colorful balls you can throw around and he can catch. He likes his feather stick, which if placed under a mat/towel/blanket he will try to catch – this is a great tip for the initial stages of his new human befriending him.
They are both in a home without kids and dogs, so we’d suggest they are homed as a pair in a home which doesn’t have children and a dog that is already used to cats so a proper introduction can be done.
Other than being FIV+ he is a healthy cat with no other known issues.
Both cats are approximately 3 years old, neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and FIV+.