Tomcats who aren’t neutered tend to get big-jowls and wide heads, which makes them look sort of goofy and jolly. I have to admit that I have a weakness for such big-headed toms and, if they’re also either orange or tabby, I’m a goner!
So, along comes tomcat Bubba – big head, orange and white and a real character! Along with everyone else who met him, I was an immediate fan.
Bubba was a stray who had been trapped and taken to another shelter, which wasn’t able to keep him when he tested positive for leukemia. Fortunately, for Bubba, we were able to take him in so he came to RAPS Cat Sanctuary not long before Christmas. He quickly proved to be a happy and outgoing guy, and seems to get along with the rest of the gang there.
He’s a chatty guy who loves chin or tummy rubs and just about any kind of human contact. When he first came in and spent his cage settling-in-time, he would welcome visitors with a cross between a purr and a chirp – and LOVED it when the cage was opened and he could climb across a shoulder for a cuddle.
He especially seems to enjoy rolling around on a lap like a goofball, which is why it took me a while to get a photo of him just sitting upright. However, he eventually got bored with his antics and posed nicely.
Blog by Marianne Moore
Photos by Marianne Moore and Michele Wright