Carrie says…”It’s actually not difficult to understand why Rafiki is still at the shelter. You see, he is the kind of cat who seems reticent when you are first introduced to him. He doesn’t stand at the front of his cage and demand you pay him attention, but when he is given attention it is very appreciated. He’ll roll onto his back and show you his belly, he’ll nudge your hand. He is showing you he likes you and is also showing you how very sweet (and zen) he is. He is also exceedingly handsome, with unique facial markings and his black is a cape more than it is a suit coat. He’s quite small for a tom – maybe compact is a better word. Compact, too, is his tail which obviously either encountered a mishap somewhere along his five or so years or was always just a bit shorter than usual.
Rafiki came in as a stray but has obviously had human contact in his five years, is perhaps simply a little more reserved because his time in the wild. That’s speculation. Also speculation is a feeling that Rafiki in a loving home might be a much more outgoing cat. He just needs the right environment to let his inner light burst forth, and, as wonderful as the shelter is with helping animals in need, a home with play sessions, cuddle sessions, and regular meals is that much better.
Please, someone – go get this cat, open your home to him. You will not regret it!”
Call the shelter at 503-861-7387 if you’d like to make an appointment to meet him. The shelter is open Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 to 12:30 and 1:30 to 4:00. Check out his profile at…