Date of Birth: May, 2009
Witty Kitties: April,
Biography: Astaire is originally from C&W Rustic Hollow Shelter
in Nashua, Iowa. He had lots of trouble getting along with the other cats there, and even with some of the people.
They called him White Paws, but wanted us to think of a new name for him. Since his feet were the focus of his first
name, we came up with Astaire. We kept him in the infirmary for the first few weeks all by himself. Gradually
we'd let him into the main room with the other cats, but only when we were there. There were a few touchy moments
at the beginning, but nothing major. After another couple weeks, we took the plunge and left Astaire in the
main room overnight. Surprise, surprise! No sign of any fighting the next day, and he's been a main room kitty
ever since. He'd probably do best in a home without other cats, but we seem to have provided him with enough space so
that he manages to coexist with the others. Astaire can become easily overstimulated, so easy does it on the
petting. But let him call the shots, and Astaire will do just fine!
Special Needs: FIV
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