Hi, this is Stinky Binky! He is a blind stray that showed up on my doorstep four years ago. As soon as I opened my door he practically ran inside my house, so he definitely chose me. He’s a bit rough around the edges, but once he gets to know you he is the sweetest guy in the whole world. He loves treats, snuggles, following people around the house like a little shadow, blankets, his catnip pickle toy, and playing fetch with crinkly balls (which is extremely impressive considering the blindness. He’s really got a dazzling resumé). Binky doesn’t like to be pet near his lower back, but LOVES face rubs and cheek scratches. Because he is blind and a stray, he can be easily startled and bite, so he thrives in calm and quiet environments. His blindness doesn’t really hold him back though (the vet thinks he was born blind/has been blind since he was a kitten) and he can get around just fine. He doesn’t like dogs or other male cats and should be separated from them. He does okay with female cats if they’re chill and will usually just ignore them. I’ve never seen him around children, so I’m not sure if he’d perceive them as people or as weird hairless cats, so I’d keep him away from them as well. Ideally, he likes to be alone. He has some digestive issues, mostly dealing with chronic constipation. He is on a special diet and a few medications to help with this though (which I can provide and give detailed instructions for!). Binky is definitely a cat who needs someone who is hands-on, empathetic, and patient. He does require a little extra TLC, but he’s such a goofy little sweetie.
Ideally, I’d keep Binky by my side 24/7, he really is my best friend. It’s been devastating not being able to have him with me. He doesn’t get along with my roommates pets, so he has been staying at my partner’s house for a while until I can get my own place. Unfortunately, my partner and I broke up, and they’re no longer interested in looking after Binky. They gave me a hard deadline of April to get him out of their place. I plan to move out of my current apartment as soon as possible, but as for many of us, money is tight and resources are limited. So for now, I’m very much out of luck until I can get in my own place.
I really, really hope a temporary re-homing can happen. Binky is a great cat, he’s been by my side through it all and it breaks my heart to think about living a life without him.
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