Rescuers near Long Island, NY, couldn’t understand why Big Macher, a cute black and white cat, couldn’t find a home after a year in foster care. He was “the funniest cat we’ve ever known,” shared Biscuits and Breadsticks.
“Big Macher is the best and worst cat I’ve ever raised,” she joked.
However, foster mom and rescue founder Ashley does admit that “mischief is his middle name” and that “he is the reason I have childproof locks on all of my cabinets.”
“When people ask why Big Macher hasn’t found a home yet, I simultaneously have no idea but also know exactly why,” she wrote as she shared a video of the cat perched on her back.
While he may be full of mischief, the cat’s antics bring belly laughs by day and comforting snuggles by night.
Big Macher and The Oy’s
The rescuers saved Big Macher from a shelter at just 10 days old, along with five spotted siblings dubbed The Oy’s. A construction crew found the kittens in a yard after the commotion scared away their mother.
Already, the Big Macher had “larger than life energy,” which is how he got his name. His similarly spotted siblings were Tchotchke, Schluffie, Pitzl, Knaidel and Chutzpah.
“This smol boy is the tiniest of the bunch but has larger-than-life energy; that’s why we are calling him the Big Macher [mach-uh], which is Yiddish for the big man on campus. We know he’s the leader of the pack and can’t wait to watch him grow!” shared Dapper Dan the Diapurrman, named after an adopted kitten with hind leg paralysis.
With lots of care, the Oy’s grew up into beautiful young cats ready to bing a lifetime of companionship to their families. But the wait would be longer for Big Macher.
The Big Macher Lives Up to His Name
As his foster mom suspected when he was tiny, the Big Macher grew into a hilarious and goofy kitty. He was an “aggressive snuggler” who loved to perch on his mama’s shoulder or even her head to “help with chores.”
By one-year-old, the Big Macher remained in foster care. Meanwhile, his sister Pitzl and other siblings found homes. In a house of foster cats, he wasn’t lonely for long. One day, he had met a new friend, a four-month-old kitten “scragglemuffin” named Lane. They described her as a “tiny girl with a big personality and an even bigger appetite.”
The older kitten took Lane under his wing immediately, so the fosterers hoped to find these two a forever home together.
“If you adopt them together, you may need childproof locks to protect your potato chips, and your drinks may need more guarding than you’re used to, but you will also belly laugh and feel so so loved by this delicious duo.”
The Right Home for Ameowzing Pair
For a funny goofball like the Big Macher, the right home will be “with humans who enjoy being both a cat tree and a launch pad.” A home “with kiddos who will run him around and play with him and give his mind some exercise (as long as they have spill proof sippy cups),” says Ashley. Bonus points if a family adopts the Big Macher with his best buddy Lane, she says.
Adopting a bonded duo or even trio will help cats find an outlet for boundless energy, as these kitties have.
“He may not be a cat for the faint of heart, but once you know him, you will love him. Bonus points if you’ll adopt him with his best buddy Lane, they really are an amazing pair.”