||Four years old|
adopted Mr. Mackee from our local animal shelter in January of 2000.
The sign on his cage said that he was a spayed female. When we got him
home, we discovered that he was very much a boy! Mr. Mackee had been
found on the side of the road in a rural Maine town, and was brought to
the shelter by a very kind woman and her two children. He had fleas and
a very severe case of ear mites. He was quite thin - it must be hard to
find food during the middle of winter in Maine. When we went to the
shelter, there were numerous cats to choose from. All of them were
loving, affectionate, and cute. Mr. Mackee, however, was more than just
cute: he had such an amazing personality. He put his paws out through
the grates on the cage, as if asking us to come closer. We came over and
said hello and patted him, and then walked away to look at other cats.
He began to meow so loudly and persistently that we were simply unable
to ignore him. No matter how hard we tried to give fair attention to the
other cats, Mr. Mackee just wouldn't give up. He was determined to come
home with us that day.
Mr. Mackee is such a special part of our family. We love him just like
he was our first born. He often does things that annoy us, such as knock
things over when he wants to be fed, or bite our noses and toes when
we're trying to sleep... but that just adds to his wonderful
personality. I don't know what we would do without him!