Wordless Wednesday: Siamese cats, a popular breed
May is Adopt-A-Shelter Cat, and this handsome Siamese boy came to the Paws’ household from a shelter. It’s hard to believe such a handsome cats would have ended up there.
All of the cats in the Paws’ household have been adopted. As it is Adopt-A-Shelter Month, we are featuring our feline family all month on Wordless Wednesday.
His first mom was a student, and when she left to go home for the summer, left Linus, and his brother Tubby, alone in an apartment with the toilet seat up and a bag of cat food? The landlord found the cats, scared and alone, and took them to the shelter. They were only a year old.
When Paws’ mom saw Linus, it was love at first sight. He had to come home. Only thing was, he and his brother had to come as a pair. And so they did. They would play, run, wrestle, and chase whatever they could, including each other.
Sad to say, Tubby passed over the Rainbow Bridge a year and a half later. He had FIP, and very quickly, developed symptoms so severe he could not even get onto the couch. We worried that Linus would develop the same illness, but he didn’t.
That was 6 years ago, and we still miss Tubby. He was such a love. Linus still runs and plays, just like a kitten.
We’d always wanted a Siamese cat, and was shocked to find one at the shelter. We often say, how could they have been left to fend for themselves. However, it all worked out, and Linus has become a very special cat. He’s a Velcro cat. However, while we love our Siamese, they are not for everyone. They are demanding, and they talk a lot.
He finds the nearest lap to be in, no matter what you might be doing. Drinking coffee with one or two kitties attached is an every day event.
Have you been surprised at the absolutely handsome kitties that end up in shelters? Have you adopted a cat, and found, there was just something extra special about that one? If so, please weigh in on the discussion, and share your thoughts.