Can you offer Oscar a new home?
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Age: 10 years 7 months.
Time with us: 13 weeks.
Poor Oscar is on his third sting with us since September, after being returned again due to his (sometimes) feisty nature. Oscar is a complex character and certainly not for the faint hearted, but given time and space he will show you what a truly great guy he can be.
Oscar is a brilliant companion to have around. He is outgoing, adventurous and friendly... yes, FRIENDLY! Oscar is not a grumpy guy through and through and actually 98% of the time he is a chatty good natured boy who is happy to potter about doing his own thing and pop back over for a meow and quick head bump to let you know he's not forgotten you. He'll purr excitedly when he sees us in the morning and is far from shy or nervous when it comes to meeting people.
However, Oscar has shown an unpredictable side and has at times been very feisty. In time we hope these grumpy moments will become fewer and far between, but Oscars new owner will need to understand they are taking on a challenge and he might always have this grumpy streak in him. It is clear Oscar very much has a hunters instinct and is itching to get out exploring! He is as fast as lightening when it comes to chasing and killing his toys, so being unable to carry out his natural feline instincts in real life is proving a great source of frustration for Oscar and we think a lot of his outbursts are redirections of this pent up energy.
His main outbursts have not been witnessed by us as they were with his previous owners, so it is hard for us to be able to pinpoint something specific that seems to upset him. However we have noticed the people he has been most grumpy with have all been older ladies. This could be a coincidence but given that he is a stray we're not sure whether he has suffered trauma in his past associated with women of a certain age. Given this we think the best approach would be to look for a home with a younger woman, or male owner in the hope we can break the cycle.
Oscar is looking for a home where there are no children, with an owner who is happy to let him do his things and won't try to mould him into the perfect lap cat. He will need access to a garden once he has settled as he loves to be outside and we think this will be a great way for him to let off any stress and tension!
There is a chance Oscar might be ok being re homed with another pet as long as you have experience with introducing animals correctly and understand it could take a lot of work. They would need enough space to co-exist as it's unlikely they will become bonded.
Because Oscar can be feisty we wont re home Oscar with timid or elderly animals.'
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