Two-year-old Bateau is a classic — free-spirited, charming, with the grace and agility of one of the big cats. He can move like a panther and, though quite lean, already weighs in at 6 kg. Filled out, this is going to be one big boy. Bateau loves other cats and people but he's not one for laps. In fact, he's a cool kind of dude who will sit close but only on his terms. "Just look, don't touch or pick up, please!" Nonetheless, or maybe because of it, any lover of fine felines will agree, Bateau is sure to rock your boat!

If you are interested in adopting Bateau, email ARK at [email protected] or call 050-1557-2763 Monday to Saturday (bilingual) for more information. Tokyo ARK is an NPO founded by Briton Elizabeth Oliver. It is dedicated to rescuing and re-homing abandoned animals. All animals are vaccinated, neutered and microchipped. Prospective owners are requested to undergo a screening process.