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June 27, 2003

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Mr. Mackee, the Cat of the Day
Name: Mr. Mackee
Age: Four years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Tuxedo
Home: Maine, USA
   We 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!

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