Maximilian, a.k.a. Max, came to LAWS with his siblings as a very young kitten. He is a handsome, sweet, and gentle cat looking for a loving, quiet home. He is playful, happy, and has a charming “chirpy” meow. His eyes are a gorgeous orange and his dark tabby stripes are accented with a golden brown.
Max has one physical issue that must be taken into consideration before adoption. He tends to have some weakness in his hind end. The veterinarians have never been able to establish a specific cause for his generalized weakness. He isn’t able to jump up as far as other cats and sometimes if he has “tweaked” his hind end he isn’t able to stand up on it much at all (like when a cat stands up at your leg for attention or a treat). He is able to play gently with other cats and doesn’t mind gentle dogs.
Because he can “tweak” his hind end so easily, we always set him down on the floor completely as opposed to letting him jump. We also let him dictate how to be held for his comfort level. There have been a couple of occasions where the “tweak” has required some medication and restricted movement.
Despite this one physical issue, Max is a total sweetheart and will make a great companion cat! He will do best in a relatively quiet home, perhaps with no or only one other pet and definitely no young children. He must also be an indoor cat only; if he were to get outside, he would not be able to jump to safety if needed.
Max is a joy to be around. He loves to snuggle, give chirpy pep talks, and greet everyone in the morning. He loves to lay in the sunshine or on a warm heating pad- he gravitates towards warmth! As his long time foster, I cannot say enough about how wonderful he is! He is loved very much and deserves the best home possible!
More about Maximilian
Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Good with Older/Considerate Kids Only, Good for Seniors/Elderly, Quiet, Likes to be in your lap, Apartment OK, Affectionate, Gentle, Goofy
Special Needs: Max has weak hips. The Vets can’t find anything obviously wrong, but he is really susceptible to hip and low back pain- this makes jumping up or down difficult.
It’ll be best if he is in a quieter home, perhaps with only other cats and probably no young kids. All handling must be gentle. For example, after holding him, we have to fully set him on the floor as opposed to letting him just jump down.
He is a very sweet and loving boy- he really likes affection. He plays some, but really likes naps in the sun or on heated pet beds as the heat helps his hips.
He’d make a great lap cat for someone.
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