Maddox, here, is the cat who made me almost cry (due to his strong resemblance to my beloved cat, Buster) during the Cat Handling class at my local Richmond SPCA.
Yeah, and he's also responsible for me posting this photo of a cute guy and his cat.
(Because I needed to distract myself away from sad kitty thoughts.) ;-)
But, back to Maddox.
Naturally, my curiosity being piqued, once I got home from the shelter that night, I did a little Google searching of this handsome boy, who'd dramatically caught my eye. And that led to something unexpected - that I promptly verified through the SPCA*.
And, wouldn't you know? Guess who's curled up in a cat bed, on top of the people bed, in my bedroom?
Why, as a matter of fact, it's Maddox!
We're fostering him for the next four weeks!
So, stay tuned (he's not as fond of the dogs as the foster kittens were, in fact, he isn't fond of them at all; this is going to be interesting)...
*Turns out, Maddox has been a shelter resident for a few years (including at least one failed adoption). He is a senior, at 9 years, on a strict prescription urinary diet, has extra toes on his front feet, and is a little bossy. He has been in foster care a few times (to give him a break from the shelter) and, coincidentally (or not), was due to be placed in a foster home again when I inquired about him.
But, you know what? If you ask me, he's just a sweet purr box, who seems to want nothing more than to be near his humans (in a calm place) and to mooch as many head and neck rubs as possible. I guess I better get on it. :)
You all have a restful (and cool) weekend!