My name is Zeus and I am a four-year-old who really wants a
home. I was living for a while in the
PAWS Adoption Center at PetSmart. Being
so amazing, cute and sweet, I was adopted from there into a very nice home. I loved the people right down to their
two-year-old, who I even let pet me (I am that wonderful). But the only problem was they already had
another cat. We were supposed to be best
friends. But Jose, that was his name,
just was not ready for a new friend (he just lost his life buddy). He chased me everywhere. After a big family conference and more than a
few tears, we all decided I really need a different home, one without a scary
territorial cat named Jose. Sigh.
Boy, that was a lot to share. I don’t want you to think I am a complainer. Not at all. I am “an incredibly affectionate, sweet cat, who will be an awesome addition to any family.” Those are the words of my adopter and he is describing the real me: a lover of people, gentle felines, and even dogs (I lived with a bull dog in my very first home). Did you say you are looking for a lap cat? That is me. I love to be near you and part of all the family goings-on. Are you watching television? I will sit on your lap. Are you reading in bed? I will snuggle on your chest (you can balance the book on my back). Is there not enough room? I will squeeze myself in very happily to whatever space there is. I just long to be with you.
I think you should know that I am always up for a game. I love to play tag with the laser light and I am patient with children, even very young ones, who want to try to play with any dangly toy. That said, while I have energy and curiosity, I do not go nutty. I know when it is time to stop. Indeed, I won’t let you get too crazy either. Like the time my person was exercising and I was watching him. He was on the floor and he kept sitting up and rolling down. I figured that was pretty crazy, so when he stopped for a minute, I walked myself right over, climbed on his chest, and lay myself down, closing my eyes. I think it was a good thing because he was not accomplishing anything as far as I could tell. Sometimes people really need to be coddled. You can always count on me to slow you down after a good work out. And if you go out or are too busy for me, I am happy on to snooze away on my own in a comfy spot in the sun.
So, now you know I am playful, mellow, cuddly, and caring. I am also quite social. I will be excited when you have friends over so I will never run away and hide when you have company. I like kids, as I mentioned, and I am not afraid of dogs as long as they don’t bother me. Ditto with other cats. But, I would not mind a home where I could rule, so to speak (like my name, Zeus: god of the sky and king of the gods). I mean what cat doesn’t want to be the most important furry one in your life? Certainly I do.
One last thing, ok maybe two. The first is that I am handsome. Did you see my picture? My coat is a beautiful white with lovely orange tiger markings. I think my body is perfectly proportioned. I am a very elegant and beautiful guy. The second thing is that well, beauty aside, I am a deeply loving animal and I need a human to love. I really want this adoption thing to be over and done with. I want you to come and take me home for ever and ever. Everyone keeps saying that I am so special it will only be a short time before I am snatched up again by a wonderful new adopter. In my heart I know this is true. But I am feeling a little blue right now worrying my time will never come. For a snuggler like me, not having my own home is hard. So, can you fix this quickly and call PAWS? Tell them you want to meet Zeus, king of the gods, and soon-to-be ruler of your hearth and heart.
To learn more about Zeus, or any of our other adoptable cats, kittens, or dogs, contact PAWS at (781) 246-6111 or PAWSwakefield@yahoo.com. You can also meet many of our available pets at our weekly adoption hours: Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at VCA Wakefield Animal Hospital or at the Danvers PetSmart every Thursday and Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. Last, but not least, we hold adoption hours at the PETCO in Woburn the first Saturday of every month from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.
PAWS is an all-volunteer animal welfare organization. Founded by the late Esther Nowell in 1982, PAWS responds to animal-related needs in many communities north of Boston. Our top service areas include Wakefield, Lynnfield, Reading, North Reading, Saugus, Stoneham, Woburn, Winchester, and Malden. Our mission is to promote and protect the rights and well-being of all domestic animals and wildlife, and foster a greater understanding of animal welfare and animal rights through education. PAWS receives no local, state or federal funding. Our budget is completely funded by our membership dues, adoption services, annual fundraising efforts, and kind donations from friends and members.