Whoever adopts Codi will need a lot of patience and not be too concerned about scratched furniture, clawed drapes, or food snatched off your plate.
He is a wonderful kitten but he is also very active, demanding and somewhat destructive. It is possible Codi will outgrow his bad habits (he is only nine months old) but there is no guarantee. Codi is in the “adolescent” stage which allegedly lasts from age 10 mos. to 14 mos.
Codi is a playful, inquisitive, male, neutered Siamese Lynx Point mix with a big, fluffy tail. His exact birth date is unknown but is estimated to be in May 2019. He was on death row in Texas and the Michigan transport driver was told if she did not take him, he would be euthanized that day. Of course, we had to take him and are happy we saved such a spirited kitten.
Codi says: “I am a very energetic and nosy cat. I want to experience everything, climbing up drapes, into cupboards, closets, the pantry, etc. I love toys, i.e., small stuffed mice, larger stuffed animals, fluffy balls, the laser pointer mouse, Ping-Pong balls, shoe laces with the plastic ends cut off, etc.
I want to taste EVERYTHING foster mom eats. If she says “No” firmly four or five times, I will go eat my own food. I will also eat paper napkins, pieces of newspaper, toilet paper and paper towels. I chew on all plastic bags, sometimes computer wires and cable wires. I also chew on hard plastic, i.e. knife handles, laptop computers, remote controls, etc. Foster mom has given me rawhide chews and chew toys. I am not interested.
I hope as I get older I won’t be tempted to do all these things. I also like to climb up on foster mom and rub noses while purring. I think I was taken away from my mom too soon and that is why I want to snuggle so much. However, I will not allow foster mom to pet me when she wants to and without my permission; I bite her when she does that. That is why I cannot go to a home with young children. I have no problem biting anyone. To clarify: If I say "No biting," Codi will almost immediately stop biting and start licking my hand. The bites are not mean-spirited.
I get along well with the two female cats in the home. Storm is a shy cat and we have a relationship of polite indifference along with occasional sniffs and licks but no visible hostilities. I eat all her food if foster mom does not put it away. Storm is too timid to object.
Spice Girl and I play a lot, chasing each other up and down the stairs, wrestling, pouncing on each other, etc. Sometimes, it gets a little rough but nothing really serious. I also eat her food if foster mom is not fast enough putting it away."
Foster mom says Codi is a delightful, entertaining cat but he is also rather naughty and willful. Foster mom has many years of experience with cats but she has never had a cat that simply does not listen to any behavior corrections either quiet and forceful or loud and scary.
All MISR cats are spayed or neutered, current on rabies and distemper, FIV/FELV tested, and all known health issues have been addressed. Codi’s adoption fee is $150 and he is located in a foster home in Howell MI.
- Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
- Species: Cat
- Rescue ID: C200003
- Color: Lynx Point
- Current Age: 1 Year 1 Month (best estimate)
- Declawed: No
- Housetrained: Yes