Say hi to Bootie.
Or should we say kneel.
After all, this buff short hair has a regal air about him, a dignified and refined quality.
Not so dignified that he won't leap atop a tub, crank his neck around and lap the leaking faucet.
But to Bootie, who is 3 or 4 years old, the faucet is a fountain, a grail, a vessel.
For all his regal bloodlines Bootie with the light pink nose was a stray.
He was in distress and rescued by a beautiful young lady.
She set up a temporary kingdom for him in her garage and cared for him until she could get him into Marblehead's no-kill shelter.
She carried him into the shelter, his great train of tail trailing, his head nodding to his subjects.
After all, Bootie is a friendly fellow even though he has been out on his own for a very long time.
He is in excellent health and tested negative for FIV and FeLV.
He does have some tiny black spots on his ears. The vet explained they were from frostbite.
Bootie maintains they are beauty marks, angel kisses.
Bootie had to have a family at one time because he is friendly. He is hoping to find a new warm home, and to never be banished.
A home. a home, a kingdom for a home.
Domestic Short Hair, buff mix
Bootie is up to date with routine shots, house trained and neutered.
If you are interested in Bootie, please fill out an adoption application and you will be contacted.
You can meet Bootie at the Marblehead Animal Shelter, 44 Village Street, on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm, on Fridays from 5:00 pm to 7:00pm, Saturdays from noon to 6:00pm and Sundays from noon to 4:00 pm. For more information, call 781 631-8664.