Melbourne Shelter Dares You to Adopt This Cat

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This week, in an attempt to find him a home, the animal shelter Cats of Melbourne introduced the world to Mr. Biggles. And according to them, he is a terror.

In a darkly humorous ad written by founder and group coordinator Gina Brett, she describes the shiny black cat (also known as Lord Bigglesworth) as “an utter utter utter bastard” who throws tantrums and does not like to be thwarted.

“Mr. Biggles is a despot and dictator, he will let you know he is not happy, which is often because things are often just not up to his high standards,” she said on Cats of Melbourne’s website.  “Mr. Biggles likes his cuddles on his terms and will sit in your lap when he decides it’s time.  If the stroking is not up to his standards, he will nip you.”

While this cat may not be for the faint of heart, he would be perfect for the right owner.  Though described in less than glowing terms, Brett insists that Mr. Biggles has a “secret soft side.”


“He loves sleeping on the end of the humans’ bed, and in his cat bed and he snores just a little bit, it’s so cute,” she adds.  “And he loves to be out in the backyard stalking the chickens and supervising the gardening.”

Mr. Biggles is just over two years old, is incredibly healthy, and is being fostered by Brett at her home in Melbourne.  While Mr. Biggles’ profile is the most shared in the history of the agency, he has yet to find a permanent home.

“Mr. Biggles is currently sunning himself in my backyard and eyeballing the chickens with a view to murder,” Brett told HuffPost. “This morning he played with the dog and didn’t draw blood, I’m impressed, and savaged my brother who tried to cuddle him.  I warned him but he didn’t listen.”

To learn more about Mr. Biggles and more cats up for adoption, head over to Cat People of Melbourne’s website.


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