Approximately 4 years ago, I lost Rusty, the sweetest kitty I'd ever had, to a bizarre illness that the Vet never did figure out. My heart was shattered. He had thick, long, gorgeous fur and was clearly part Maine coon. I missed him like crazy because I absolutely adored him.
Shortly thereafter I had the urge to rescue another kitty and give it some of the love I'd given Rusty. Sounds crazy but I knew Rusty would want me to give a new kitty a good life like he had had. A friend found Jax (then called "Fluffy") online, available at Animal Control. I went to get him the very next day and found out that Lap cats had taken him.
The following day, I went to the Lap cats shelter, a beautiful kitty haven that Barbara lovingly created out of her house. I greeted several kitties and was led outside to a screened patio where Jax was laying on a tower of cat beds. I said, "You are coming home with me, ok?" He didn't object so I gathered him up in my arms adopted him, knowing it would be the 4th place he'd be in only one week.
I figured he might be scared or confused. I let him out of his carrier and my girl kitties immediately gathered in a cluster to stare with wide eyes full of curiosity. Jax let a few touch noses and sniff at him, then he went in my bedroom. I followed him about 15 min later and he was sound asleep on my bed. He knew he belonged here.
He is sweet, playful and always waits to be invited before launching into your lap and purring like crazy. He was a perfect fit. I don't know why anyone would surrender him, but I'm thankful he's part of my family!!!