DSH- Sleek black and white coat.   White legs, chest and belly area.  Black saddle, tail and cap.

HISTORY:  Birdie found himself in need of a new home when he was no longer getting along with the other cats in his home.  When welcomed him to our Sanctuary when space became available.

Did the name Birdie come first or did the cat tree? Ahh, that is the big question for which no one really seems to have an answer.    Our good friend Birdie is almost perpetually hanging out in the top of the cat tree to the left of the door as you exit to his patio area.  A Bird in a tree, right?   To the left of him,  you are likely to find his sweet, quiet confidant Willow, the tabby cat.  Birdie will happily give you head butts and then gracefully hop on down to sashay figure 8’s in between and around your legs.   He enjoys laps,  being held and loved on BUT the key is that he needs to know you!  Staff and longer term volunteers gush about how fabulously loving and affectionate Birdie is.  He has quite the fan club of admirers!  He really does love his people, but he needs a bit of time to get to know you.   Birdie has done well with the other cats in his room but does not seek them out per say and can act as a bit of loner around most of them.   He quietly goes about his daily business and slowly builds his fan base hoping soon to find that one person who wishes to be his new, full time friend.

Update Winter 2024: For the most part, “bully” Birdie has been a good roommate to the others in his room. With a reputation to swat and be less than nice to those around him, more recently he’s not had just a huge amount of timeouts in his condo. We might add that consistently he is a friend and actually amicable towards Cole, a senior kitty in his room. Way to go big guy!! Birdie is on a regular call cycle with one of our cat volunteers and he literally cries out when his friend Scott enters the room. How rewarding for both Birdie and Scott! Birdie enjoys all over body rubs from Scott and no matter how hard Scott might try, Birdie will give a polite “No thanks” when encouraged to join in a group game of laser dot. Despite his at times ill behavior, still Birdie makes us smile and we’re honored to have him under our care. 

Update Fall 2023: Our good friend Birdie has surely been tested over the last couple months as some newer and very much younger kitties have been added into “his” room and “his” space! The good news is that Birdie has not been too much of a bully to teen “sapling” kitties, Oak, Elm and Ash in part because he’s finally taking his calming meds and we also think he might be a bit scared of their erratic behavior! Coupled with humans on hand to help redirect him and keep him content with one on one attention and plenty of pets, he’s been overall a good boy! He’s earned as good a report card relative to his behavior as we can remember. Lol. Birdie is healthy and with no emerging health issues, we’ll look forward to him enjoying the delightful fall temps and perhaps an even higher degree of tolerance with his new roommates. You’ve got this Birdie!