||Five years old|
||Orange Tabby Cat|
||Lexington, Kentucky, USA|
adopted Rusty almost three years ago. His previous owner was terminally ill
and had to surrender him. We had gone to the shelter looking for a female.
There were many cats at the shelter. We petted and caressed them, but
couldn't find one that took to both of us. As we stepped out of the cat room,
this big orange boy came bounding out with us. He insisted that we pick him
up and he definitely took to us as well as us to him. Rusty does not like to
be picked up. That was his way of letting us know he was ours. We didn't pick
Rusty; he picked us. He is sweet and very smart. He is so faithful. He can
almost always be found purring loudly somewhere nearby. He is the best treat
catcher in the house. He is also the best biter - just ask his brothers.
Besides being sweet and faithful, Rusty is beautiful with his orange lines
and white face. I hope the world will see and everyone will know how special he is.