Most popular male movie characters fall under the heading of “macho men”; they are strong and handsome, each with a squared jaw and the steely gaze of of a hero. Much to her surprise, a Sacramento woman recently discovered a prime example of a macho man lying half-dead in her driveway.
He didn’t particularly look the part at first, as he was severely malnourished and dehydrated and could barely raise his head. The only evidence of the former owner who abandoned him was the worn-down fur where a collar used to be.
By the way, his name is Bob. Bob the Cat.
The woman and her grandson thought Bob would never survive, but they took him to their shady porch and were able to revive him with food and fluids.
After plenty of food, love, attention, grooming and medical treatment for an infection, ear mites, fleas and dental issues, Bob the Cat is now the very picture of a macho man. He is strong and healthy, very affectionate with people and generally just a fun guy to be around. He is believed to be at least 12 years old, a gentleman “of a certain age”
Watch Bob’s video to see what he has in common with other macho men like John Wayne, Clint Eastwood and Bruce Lee.
Bob’s only physical problem is a dangerous one. He is deaf and sometimes sits in the middle of the road, where he can not hear oncoming cars or predators.
The lovely lady who saved his life adores Bob and would love to bring him inside and keep him forever. But she has some physical issues herself which impact her mobility and she simply can not have him inside weaving around her legs and rubbing her feet – which Bob loves to do.
A neighbor lets Bob stay in their garage at night; he stays on his rescuer’s porch during the day, where she spends as much time with him as possible. Handymen and other people that visit the house always stop to visit with Bob, many remarking that they have never known such a friendly cat.
He is very loyal to the woman and will even stand up to big dogs if they dare to come close to her.
But with his hearing loss and the approaching cold and rain of winter, Bob needs to find a permanent, indoor home as fast as possible. Could you be the one to love him forever?
Bob is available for adoption from HART, a non-profit animal rescue. For more information on this special macho man, email [email protected] or call/text 916-730-7814.
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