I have been researching a kitty who won't talk to me yet, so I decided to write a limerick for the kitty I know best. Herman was born on June 3, 2007 and went to his first home. His first family kept him inside and took pretty good care of him, but they never got him vaccinated or neutered. Then they moved away and gave Herman to their neighbors. The neighbors never got him vaccinated or neutered, either. They decided that they were allergic to him and instead of taking him to the shelter, they just tossed him out in the back yard, though they did continue to feed him and give him water. Evidently, Herman got into lots of fights with intruder cats and by the time the neighbors finally did take him to the shelter in May 2009, he had both FeLV and FIV. A very nice foster lady took him in and got him neutered and got him a lion cut for the awful mats he had developed while he was living outside. I found out about him in November and adopted him on November 16th. We knew that we were right for each other the first time we met. Herman is full of fun and love and is eager to share it all with me. He likes to watch the birds from his platform and play with his toys, especially any kind of ball. He is quite a soccer player. He thinks that water is strictly for drinking and doesn't want anything else to do with it. He loves to eat and has put on some weight since he moved in with me. He sleeps with me every night and curls up right next to me for some pre-sleep scritches. I fall asleep listening to him purr. He doesn't wake me up in the morning, but if he sees my eyes open, he wants his breakfast. He has started tickling the end of my nose with his toehawks to let me know that he knows that I am awake.
Herman's as frisky as can be,
Though he has FeLV and FIV.
He tickles my nose
With the floof 'tween his toes,
Which means, "I want my breakfast, MommIEE!"