MCGRIDDLE – A1098983
Safe - 3-17-2017 Brooklyn
Mcgriddle A1098983 – Stray, 3 Years Old, Neutered, Brown Tabby DSH, 11.1 lbs.
neutered, ~3 years
tensed and nervous, allowed handling
no fleas seen
McGriddle was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home. His finder reports he was very friendly and decided to bring him to the care center. He was friendly upon intake and enjoyed being petted by the counselor. The medical team reports he was tense and nervous during his initial medical exam, but allowed handling to be conducted.
Reaction to assessor: McGriddle was calm, relaxed, and friendly by the front.
Reaction when softly spoken to: McGriddle gets up and rubs his cheeks against the cage door, soliciting attention.
Reaction to cage door opening: McGriddle remains soft and relaxed.
Reaction to touch: McGriddle head-butts, begins to purr, and arches his back. He turns to look at the assessor’s hand when touched along his back a few times, but continues to allow petting. After a few strokes, he nips the assessor’s hand gently. He appears to be playing with the assessor’s hand, grabbing it with his paws and nipping, but using little to no pressure. After a few minutes, he allows the assessor to gently stroke him again, and continues to purr.
Reaction to pick up: McGriddle was slightly tense, but remains calm when held.
Behavior Determination: Experienced, No Children
McGriddle is social and affectionate but may become overstimulated and/or plays roughly. As a result of this observed behavior we recommend adopters who are familiar with signs of behavioral arousal in cats, so that interactions can be ended before McGriddle becomes overstimulated. We also recommend fishing pole-type toys for play as they allow for interaction and vigorous, stimulating exercise while keeping human hands at a distance. Due to his tendency to nip during play, we feel that this cat will do best in a home without children.
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