Nicknames: Roor, Street Cat, Baby Roor
Rescued From: the streets of Miami-Dade, FL
Survived: Living on the streets of Miami, a huge accident with no medical help, worms, severe malnutrition, skin allergies and a hyperactive thyroid.
Favorite Activities Now: Getting attention, hanging out in the backyard, snuggling in the dogs’ beds.
Roory is a hip little old lady and an agile dog-lovin’ cat. She’s our beautiful Tabby cat we rescued from a street in our neighborhood on the verge of death. She was insanely skinny (almost 4 pounds) and had no fur at all, except a few patches on her head. There was a large scar on her side; we assume it was from a previous car accident or fight with a large animal. Still, she was the friendliest cat who loved to meow and ask for pets and treats.
She came right to us; we called the veterinarian’s office and took her in. Among the problems our vet discovered: she had a severe case of hookworms, a flea infestation and allergy that caused her to scratch and lick all her fur off and a hyperactive thyroid. Roory also had an unregistered microchip, meaning she once belonged to someone. Our vet estimated she had been living on the streets for at least a year (we believed this after watching her hunt!!!). All of Roory’s problems were treated; her fur came back in a soft, silky coat, she gained weight and stayed happy throughout the whole thing.
Today, she is one of the most social cats we know. Many friends call her cat-dog because she shares many dog similarities including coming when called, lining up at the backdoor to go potty outside, playing fetch, sleeping in the dogs’ beds and seriously playing with the pups as if she herself were a canine. She craves social attention and approval and will cry if you don’t say hello to her when you come in the door (of course, after all the slobbery, clumsy pups get out of the way). She has no hiding places in the house and would rather sit beside us, one top of the pups or, even, beside you! And if you start petting…she may never let you stop!
We love Roory especially because she doesn’t tolerate any foolishness and will hiss or bat down any member of the family to get ‘em back in line (especially the pups if they get a little too frisky!).