KATIE: Waffles, we're SQUAD 51. Not Squawk 51. Enough with the squawking already.
WAFFLES: But what about the ramp art? What should we paint on the ramp?
KATIE: Waffles, it's a good thing the 70's television people whose houses were on on fire didn't have to count on YOU to save them.
WAFFLES: So Boss, where are we going? Does somebody need saving?
KATIE: As a matter of fact, Waffles... there's a sweet mancat at the PAWS shelter who's been waiting a long time for a forever home.
WAFFLES: Does he want to join our squawk? ... I mean squad? You know the ladies really like a mancat in uniform.
SPARKLE: Why, hello ladies. I've got some burning love just for you.
Do you have room in your heart for a little Sparkle?
Today's Cameo Cat is Sparkle, a handsome mancat waiting for a chance at a forever home. He's outgoing, friendly, affectionate and loves talking up a storm. Sparkle prefers to sit next to you or nearby rather than in your lap. (That's exactly how Katie is! Maybe it's a tuxie thing.) Sparkle would prefer to be an only cat, but he might be all you need!
He's got a sensitive stomach and food allergies and as a result is on a hyp0-allergenic diet. Sparkle was also diagnosed with Pemphigus Foliaceus - an autoimmune skin disease causing ulceration and crusting of the skin. Sparkle has severe crusting on his pawpads. Treatment is continued use of prednisolone, probably for life.
But you know what? Katie is on a special diet and she also takes prednisolone occasionally. And for us, it's no big deal. Our vet "compounds" many of the drugs they prescribe which makes everything MUCH easier. That means they take what would ordinarily be a pill and turn it into a liquid. They even add bacon flavoring to Katie's.
Sparkle is about 8 years old. He is neutered, current on his vaccinations, micro-chipped and has tested negative for FIV and FeLV. Sparkle is available for adoption at PAWS, Pet Animal Welfare Society in Norwalk, Connecticut.
TV Trip Saturdays with the Shelter Cats!
We'll also introduce you to the 'Cameo Cats' and share a little bit about them. Maybe, just maybe... our crazy antics will help our shelter friends find forever homes.
Special thanks to Maggie Swanson, the talented photographer behind our cameo cats and a devoted volunteer at PAWS. Maggie is the author of the blog, Sundays at the Shelter, where she features adoptable cats from PAWS each and every week. Her beautiful photos have helped countless cats find loving homes.
Sparkle's shelter photos by Maggie Swanson
Emergency backgrounds from Eclecticarcania