||Thirteen years old|
||Surrey, British Columbia, Canada|
like you to meet RJ. This beautiful loving kitty came to me
thirteen years ago when he was only three months old. My aunt and
uncle called one day and asked me to drive out to their place on the
weekend as they had a surprise for me. I drove the six hours to their
farm and when I got there they presented me with this scrawny little
white kitten. Neighbors of theirs had an unwanted litter that was
going to be destroyed so they rescued him for me knowing how much I
loved white cats. He slept on my lap the whole trip home and to this
day he absolutely loves riding in a vehicle.
A few weeks after I got RJ though he came down with a
life-threatening virus and almost didn't survive. The emergency
clinic I took him to held little hope but through the clinic's
perseverance, my prayers, RJ's will and, I think, a miracle, he
pulled through. After a week in the hospital I took him home and he's
been a ray of sunshine in my life ever since.
When RJ was four I got married and when he was six we got a puppy.
He's traveled with us everywhere and has lived in four Provinces. He
is the most incredible well-adjusted cat we have ever known. He just
makes himself at home wherever he goes. There's many times my husband
and I have had to retrieve him from the neighbors as he was over
there for a visit and a nap with their cat. One time we got a phone
call from someone two blocks away to say that RJ was having turkey
dinner with them and they would send him home when he was done (he
always wears a tag with his name, address & phone #).
He likes teasing his buddy Kuma (a 100 pound Akita) by licking his
paws or ears when he's asleep or, when he wants to play, he will walk
up to Kuma arch his back and race off down the hall, this is Kuma's
invitation to chase him. RJ even beats Kuma to the truck when it's
time to go for a walk. When our alarm goes off in the morning RJ
jumps into bed with us for his morning cuddles, hugs and kisses. He's
also a great talker. He chatters to himself and to us constantly and
makes no bones about letting us know what he thinks. He is just the
sweetest kitty and we both love him so very much.
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