Updates & uplifting tales
Louie Bluey is ready to pounce into a new home
Sometimes, there are pets at the Dumb Friends League whose names warrant the tweaking of a song, and that melody stays with you every time you see the pet or hear the name. And, sometimes, the lyrics are entirely relatable to the pet… with a little tweaking, that is. Such is the case with The Kingsmen’s classic “Louie Louie,” and with some minor modifications, you get a line applicable to our friend Louie Bluey. Let’s read why singing “Louie Bluey, oh no, you gotta go, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah” just seems right.
Louie Bluey is a 2-year-old neutered lynx point Domestic Shorthair cat who was relinquished after living in his home for a month and not warming up to the other four-legged residents. It happens.
At times, Louie Bluey becomes overstimulated when too much attention is lavished on him. When this happens, he becomes “mouthy” – meaning, he nips at hands or ankles, and he has been known to grab legs when people walk by—although, it’s usually in a playful way. While he can be reserved at first, Louie Bluey warms up to some people, but he does need his space, and he’ll let you know when it’s that time. Some of Louie Bluey’s favorite things include playing with wand and feather toys, scratching posts and light petting his chosen human friends. Keeping Louie Bluey busy and occupied can also help his overstimulation behaviors.
For these reasons, Louie Bluey is enrolled in our Working Cats program, which is for felines that may have a temperament better suited to an outdoor lifestyle. Cats can live in a barn, stable or an outdoor setting where they have a “job,” as well as a better quality of life and can thrive in a different type of environment.
Patrons looking to adopt a working cat must complete our standard adoption application and meet with an adoption counselor to find a good match. All adopters must agree to provide warm shelter, food, water and regular veterinary care.
Don’t let Louie Bluey’s persnickety behavior deter you from meeting him if you have the right environment. Every lid has a pot errr… cat has a home… and it’s just a matter of finding the right fit. Maybe a cat who doesn’t demand or even particularly want all your attention and has a bit of an attitude is just what your barn (or brewery, for example) needs! One of our adoptions counselors can fill you in on the nuances of Louie Bluey when you come to meet him.
And here’s where the song comes in… aside from the obvious “Louie Louie” name reference. Our Louie Bluey has been at the Quebec Street Shelter since Aug. 22, and he has gotta go and find a new forever home. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
If you’re interested in learning more about our Working Cats program, just click here. To learn more about pets available for adoption, visit our adoptions page or call 303.751.5772. All adoptions (and that includes working cats) include spay or neuter surgeries, age-appropriate vaccinations, a microchip ID and a free wellness visit with a participating veterinarian.