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Yarr! I was named 'Pirate' because I used to have a habit of hoarding food. I was about 8 weeks old when I was adopted from N.O.A.H. in Stanwood, WA. I look a lot like a tabby, but I'm more of a solid orange - indeed, when I was a tiny kitten I didn't appear to have any stripes at all. Mommy thought I was the cutest kitty ever and convinced daddy to bring me home along with my adoptive brother, Ninja. I had at least one littermate but I haven't seen him since then.

I tend to be a skittish kitty, and always was a little bit shy. When Ninja and I were babies, I had a bit of clout over him, but nowadays he bosses me around a bit. I'm not much of a climber, but I do love to snuggle. I also purr a whole lot - enough to have earned me the nickname of "Purry."

If you come by, don't be surprised if you don't see me. I'm very shy and like to get to know you for about a week before I trust you to pet my very soft fur. However, everybody thinks I'm the cutest kitty they have ever seen (probably because I'm so shy!).

Description: Pirate is a friendly and well-behaved cat, but he can be timid around strangers. We think he was born in September 2005, and he joined our family at the approximate age of 8 weeks. We found him through the NOAH Shelter in Stanwood, WA. Pirate enjoys napping, purring, snuggling, playing with our other cat (Ninja), and teasing our dog (Samurai).

Health & Grooming Pirate was already neutered by the shelter when we adopted him. Since he is an indoor-only cat (one of the conditions of the adoption contract), fleas and ticks are not an issue. We brush and pet Pirate often, and keep his nails trimmed as necessary. He is up to date on all his vaccinations, and has received regular care since adoption from Helping Hands Veterinary Clinic in Lynnwood, WA.

General Care We try to act responsibly regarding all of our pets. We have a self-cleaning litterbox, which minimizes odor by enclosing waste in a receptacle, and we use a natural and flushable litter for ease of disposal. Our cats are largely self-sufficient and have plenty of toys (and each other) to keep themselves occupied. We've been extremely lucky - our spoiling has paid off and our cats love to scratch their cat tree (and not our furniture!).

References: We have been homeowners since adding our pets to our family. We are willing to provide contact information upon request for friends, our veterinary clinic, and/or caretakers.

Name: Pirate
Species: Feline
Breed: Domestic Shorthair
Born: September? 2005
Gender: Male (neutered)
Weight: 12 lbs.
Color: Orange