A few minutes with Ferb:
Q: What was your first reaction when you found out you were going to be in the newspaper this week?
Ferb: I appreciate the attention, but, I mean, what took you so long? Look at me, I’m the prettiest cat here. And I know that I’m admired by other cats, because of my large size and, as I said, my incredible beauty. So nice to finally be publicly recognized for my charms.
Q: How will this change your life?
Ferb: My composure is now official. And if all goes as planned, this article will find me the perfect home. I’ve packed my bags and I’m ready to get out of here. Also, I can run for office in the fall, so the free publicity is great.
Q: What would you like to say to potential adopters?
Ferb: I’m a cool cat. I am very affectionate when I want to be. I’m two years old and a big boy, weighing about 15 pounds. I let my favorite people carry me. I have my moods from time to time, though. Sometimes I like to hug, sometimes I tell humans I’ve had enough. I warn you that I don’t want to go to a home with young whippersnappers. I prefer to be a unique cat because I deserve all the attention when I want it. Contrary to popular belief, there is not enough love for everyone. Everything should be mine until you piss me off.
Q: What do you miss the most about being in a house?
Ferb: Hmmm…that’s a tough question…a house is the best! Comfy places to lie down, windows to look out of, things to jump on, boxes to jump in… but most of the time, I miss having a special human being who considers me their best friend. Telling me about their day as I look slightly interested, asking me about my day as I get rubbed and scratched – but stay away from my butt, I hate having my butt scratched – and find my special place next to them on the sofa and the bed.
Q: Do you have any tips for being as cool as you are?
Ferb: It’s a natural talent. Your best hope is to adopt a cool cat like me. Then you can at least look cool. Those interested in meeting me can come to the shelter during our opening hours (Friday/Saturday/Sunday 12pm-4pm), or call the shelter at 743-8679.
Responsible Pet Care of Oxford Hills is a non-profit shelter and adoption center for cats and dogs, and the holding area for stray dogs for 12 towns in Oxford County. The refuge is located at 9, chemin de l’Hirondelle in Paris, and is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. (other days by appointment).
Responsible Pet Care operates a thrift store called Pawsibilities. It is located at 132 Waterford Road in Norway and is open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All money raised at Pawsibilities supports RPC. For answers to questions about adopting or keeping a pet, or to make a lost pet inquiry, call RPC Afternoon at 743-8679.