Oh my cat! Mom can't stop talking about Stitch! He's a five-year-old Siamese mix available for adoption from Wayside Waifs in Kansas City. She keeps saying things like "He's such a lover!" and "He gives the best hugs!" Well, I beg to differ since I'm the sweetest, cuddliest cat in the world, but it's hard to argue with Mom when she has found a new shelter love.
Stitch has quite a story. He was transferred to Wayside from a smaller shelter that didn't have the resources to give him the care that he needed. He was in pretty bad shape, possibly having been attacked by another animal. The other shelter sewed him up, but by the time he got to Wayside, the wounds were opening up and had to be tended to again. He had stitches around his neck and running down and under his right arm. The awesome V-E-Ts at Wayside got him all fixed up and sent him to foster to heal properly.
Let me tell ya, now that he's all better, he hasn't let those old injuries turn him sour. When a volunteer opens the door to his kennel, he gets up and wraps his paws around their neck, nuzzling their face and purring like crazy! Of course, Mom is a sap and eats it all up.
Now, being a cat, when Stitch is done with all that nuzzling and hugging business, he lets you know. He's not shy about telling you when enough is enough so of course all his cuddling is done on HIS terms. Another thing, Stitch isn't fond of children, so he would be best as a pet in an adult home.
If you think Stitch would be a good match for you, go meet him at Wayside Waifs. You'll at least get a hug out of the trip!
UPDATE 11/5/11: STITCH WENT TO HIS FOREVER HOME TODAY! CONGRATS STITCH!!