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Scout

DOB:  7/2/09

Male

Photo: Scout the cat.

Scout and his brother Jem, were born on the fringe of a housing development in rural Solon. Jem was sighted at the edge of the woods, hunting squirrels with (oddly enough) what appeared to be a huge grey tomcat!

The cat rescuer thought she must be mistaken, since mom cats are the ones who teach kittensnot dads. Where was the mom cat?

The next day she saw Jem hanging out with Scout and thought maybe Scout was Jem’s sister. The third day, all three were seen trying to take down a cardinal! It was time to capture these cats and get them away from the birdfeeders.

For feral cats, they were pretty easy to round up and take to the vet in two trips. The kittens were terrified, but the big tomcat Atticus, never went ballistic, although he was very wary and watchful.

Photo: Scout the cat.

Photo: Scout and his dad, Atticus, the cats.

Photo: Scout the cat.

When the cats were reunited there was magic in the air. The boys were so comforted to see their dad. And Atticus flopped on his side and pulled his kittens to him. It was a kitty-pile lovefest. There was no doubt this was a family unit.

Scout was a bit shy at first, but now he is Jem's equal in most everything. These boys are quite gentle. We’ve found it interesting that none of the three "need" to be up on the tables and counters. They are more comfortable and seem to have more fun at floor-level.

These three cats are clearly a family. They will be placed together.

Scout likeschasing Jem; cuddling with Atticus; mealtime; ice-cube hockey; catnip toys; wand toys; making new friends

He dislikes:not much

Photo: Scout and his dad, Atticus, the cats.
Photo: Scout and his dad, Atticus, the cats.

Scout’s Characteristics

not much

somewhat

quite a bit

very much!

 

Confidence

Adaptable to change

Plays well with others

Activity level

 General Temperamentoutgoing

Photo: Scout and his dad, Atticus, the cats.
 
Photo: Scout and the paw of Siri, the cats.
Photo: Scout and his dad, Atticus, the cats. Photo: Scout and his dad, Atticus, the cats.

Johnson County Humane Society

JCHS      P.O. BOX 2775      IOWA CITY, IA  52244-2775      JCHS HELPLINE:  319-338-3357

jchs@johnsoncountyhumane.org

Last update—2/21/10