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I tried this over at Balloon Juice. Quite a polite response, but only one bite from someone who, as it turns out, felt he wouldn't be a good fit...

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I’m on the Illinois side of the St. Louis area, and we need to re-home a cat obtained last fall. He is a boy cat whose name is Figaro (the 3-year old daughter named him that even when we thought he was a she, somehow she just knew), neutered, less than a year old, with all of his claws, shots, and Madison County tags.

We adore the little lug, but the wife, who brought him home, can’t shake her allergies. To top that all off, we have to leave town for a while, and we can’t find anyone that we know even tangentially to take care of him. Because the wife isn’t going to get any better with him in the house, and definitely won’t after being laid up for a while with surgery scheduled next month, it’s time to find the little guy a new home.

He has been an only cat since we got him (he had been in a house with 3 dogs and 3 cats), and the only dogs he may have even seen were the Yorkies who are no longer next door. He’s OK with being picked up on occasion, but our 5-year-old has been a little too aggressive with picking him up. He’ll likely be OK in a place with bigger kids that know how to pick up a cat or know to leave him alone.

I’d say he’s in the 10 pound range. He does like to be let outdoors on occasion, and by "on occasion", he'll disappear for several hours before coming back, sometimes when you call for him. He likes jumping at anything, including my hand holding the stair rail while going up.

We leave town late next week, so we need to re-home Figaro no later than next Friday. The plan is that we leave Friday morning, and we'll be headed down I-44. If you can take it Friday, please be in the St. Louis to Oklahoma City corridor.

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Originally posted to Dr Squid on Sat Jul 20, 2013 at 06:48 PM PDT.

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