Age: 14 Years Old
Breed: Maine Coon X
Medical: Gropur has a slight tremor in his head. Please read his profile for more information.
ADOPTION STATUS: No Longer Accepting Applications
Meet our big love bug Gropur! (responds to the nickname PurPur). He came to ARTS after the sudden passing of his beloved human. This boy has got a whole lot of toes; seven on each front and five on each back. He can be very timid at first but don't let him fool you. Once comfortable in his environment he is very outgoing. He can't get enough belly rubs, purring and showing you his huge "catcher mit" paws. He is quite vocal and has no problems demanding attention when he feels it's time.
Gropur is young at heart and loves playing with interactive toys. Catnip of course is a favourite. We suspect he might do well on leash as he is very interested in the front door. Gropur lives in a house with 3 other foster cat sisters and a very calm large dog. He is really good ignoring the dog and is good with 2 out of 3 of the cats. He can chase the other cat with a bit of posturing (no real fighting). If you have other cats it would be best to have them meet slowly and with some space. The ARTS team would be happy to talk to you about proper cat-cat introductions.
Gropur has a unique head tremor. It seem to be more pronounced when he is excited or scared in a new place. They have decreased substantially in his foster home but are still daily. Gropur has not had any seizures but the vet believes this may be the pre-ictal phase of seizure like activity. We are experimenting with medications and his adopter will need to monitor him closely for signs of seizures.
Gropur does have some special grooming needs. Of course being a long coated, he requires frequent brushing to prevent mats. As well, his dew claws needs extra attention to keep it them short as possible. With two other toes right next to it, his dewclaw can irritate the other toes if left unattended.
Are you looking for a biiig boy? Gropur weighs in at 19.7 lbs. He's not overweight just a big guy. Want this giant love bug in your life? Please apply here to meet him.