Origin Story

Scared and shy when I first arrived.
In retirement I did so thrive.
Friends with every animal I met.
Pet pets and snuggles I did soon get.
Energizer bunny through and through.
Soaking up all this time with you.

I am the original cool cat. For over a dozen years I patrolled the woods and streets of New Jersey as Timothy, Timmy, and eventually ‘Tiny Tim’ – protecting all the animals at the Barnyard Sanctuary from any strange creatures and making sure everyone was accounted for. When Heather came to volunteer I could sense she was the purrfect person to whisk me off into retirement. Just before a big winter storm came through I brushed up against her to let her know it was time to take me in.

Despite efforts to get me back to full health, I was suffering from some illnesses and no one was really sure how much longer I had left, but I’m Jersey tough so I kept fighting. Heather brought me in and took me for experimental treatments and I started to improve. While I never fully recovered I was able to go on living a wonderful life until I was almost 20 years old.

It took me awhile to warm up to all the younger cats in the family, but that little oreo colored pig Zorro and I got along right away. We even shared a bed some nights. I protected him from his big brother Tito, and he protected me from all those rascally cats – but eventually we both came around to loving all the animals in the family.

It was really a quite nice retirement. I moved from New Jersey to South Carolina, got to spend some time outdoors riding donkeys and playing with pigs, even laid in a hammock. The only thing that was a little weird was having my human parents dress me up in silly outfits and take pictures throughout the year. That is not something I would have ever imagined in my younger years, but I was willing to make some sacrifices since the rest of my life was so sweet.

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Type: Domestic Shorthair Cat
Adoption Date: 2018
Birthplace: New Jersey
Personality Type: Visionary
Favorite Color: Gold
Favorite Snack: Cat crunchies (dry food)
Favorite Book: Magic Dragon Dust
Favorite Song: Fight Song – Rachel Platten & Cool Cat by Queen
Favorite way to relax: sleeping on a heating pad
Favorite Show: The Walking Dead
Favorite Celebrity: Norman Reedus
Favorite Athlete: Vince Carter
Favorite Brand: Cool Cats
Dislikes: baths, medicine


Speed: 70
Awareness: 90
Agility: 87
Strength: 70
Heart: 100

Weakness: heating pads

Special move: The Cone Boop – Being forced to wear the cone of shame has some advantages, great for booping humans when you want something or other animals when they get too close

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