Hi, I’m Rudy! I spent the first several months of my life living outside with a feral colony, fending for myself and eating scraps of food from a nearby restaurant dumpster. A kind lady was doing TNR (trap-neuter-release) in the area, and I ended up in one of her traps because I was so hungry and there was food inside. Needless to say, I was terrified to be stuck in there, but she quickly took me to the doctor to be “fixed” before going back to my feral family. While I was recovering from my neuter surgery, the lady saw potential in me and couldn’t bear to put me back outside in the cold. After a few weeks of months of love and patience, I finally decided that she wasn’t so bad after all. Though I was pretty hissy at first, I was actually the first of my siblings to pass the “purr test” as my foster mom called it.
As you can see, I am quite striking with my black fur and white undercoat, which forms a cool “smoke” pattern. I am definitely the strong, silent type but I am slowly becoming more outgoing. I’ve even been known to rub against people’s legs. I spend a lot of my free time hiding out in a cat tree but I secretly loved to be petted. I’ve got a big purr motor and, if I purr long enough, I start drooling! It’s a little embarrassing, but my foster mom thought it was adorable. I am very curious about feather toys and when I’m feeling adventurous, I will jump super high to catch it. I have looooong legs and an even longer tail, which I think adds to my handsome appearance.
I would do best in a home with an outgoing cat, so I can follow their lead. Because I’m still adjusting to big people, I’d prefer to have a home without any tiny people (or dogs – they’re loud and scary). Please come meet me soon. Maybe I’ll even give you a drool bath.