Skipper freezes up when a person first approaches him, but he thaws quickly when you pet or scratch him under the chin. He'll roll his head around and press it into your hand. He also freezes up around other cats. We have him on a natural calming medication which has helped him relax a bit. Skipper has Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV), so he'll need to be an only cat or live with other cats who also have the virus. Born around 2011, he was rescued as a stray. Skipper is shy and vulnerable at first but his eyes are expressive and seek you out for reassurance that he can trust you. When you talk to him quietly and patiently and pet him, he responds to the affection and steals your heart.