Cookeville, TN. This handsome blue-eyed, white short-haired, manx/bobtail neutered male needs a home where any other cats are not aggressive or dominant (he does not start fights and does not want to fight, but if any start one with him, he will not easily back down) and household is stable routine mature adults, not chaotic with lots of in and out visitors, etc. He is an adult near senior in good general health. He earned the name Brusier over the years where he has somehow managed to survive the neighborhood outside with the help of a caring female homeowner in the area. He is partially deaf, probably has some depth perception issues with his eyes, and it is a miracle he has not been killed before now trying to survive outside for who knows how long before he got some help from a kindly animal/cat-friendly lady in the rural neighborhood. He was adopted 1st time, but a life-changing emergency happened, and the woman had to give him back to me. Adopted a 2nd time and was given up because teenage daughter in family got pregnant and moved into an apartment complex that did not allow cats. (they only mentioned the pregnant part to me, which does not need to be a reason to get rid of cats) Thankfully, he again came safely back to me. All he mostly wants is to be a lap or close kitty with an easy life for his golden years. He can sometimes be protective/aggressive regarding his food or 'his' human companion(s). He needs mature adult(s), stable, indoor only home where he will be the only pet/cat or with other typically 'laid back' cats. He has lived about a year with a cat-safe/friendly (yet not full of energy/crazy annoying to cats) dog before too. Hopefully, someone will give him a chance. He is FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus) positive, but he is healthy and asymptomatic. For all we know, he may have been previously vaccinated against FIV, and that is why his test is positive. He is not sick, and could easily live 5 or maybe even up to 10 more years as long as he is kept indoors and is taken care of well & loved. That is really all he wants ... and food ... he loves his canned food. He likes to 'talk' and just wants to 'retire' with someone and live the good life in his golden years. Please please give him a chance. He is a special needs sweetheart.