I recently made a trip to our local cat shelter to add to our brood and after spending quite a while there, none of the cats seemed like a good fit. Just as I was getting ready to give up, a gorgeous, gigantic grey tabby came up to me and squeaked the most heart tugging meow I’d ever heard. He rubbed against my legs, so I bent down and he raised up on his hind legs like a dog, asking for me to hold him. I sat down and he immediately crawled into my lap, drooled, purred, and gave me kisses and love bites galore. It was a match made in heaven. I was shocked that this incredible creature had not found a home sooner, but so grateful that he could be mine. I was told poor Jerry had been living in the shelter his entire life of 5 years after being found abandoned as a kitten. As time passed and he grew older, he lost his chances of ever finding a home, because, as the kindly shelter worker informed me, nobody wants the older ones. They all want kittens. This broke my heart. I, unlike most, had gone in looking specifically for an older cat. I am forever thankful we found each other. Jerry was his name at the shelter, so I kept it the same, but added the G for fun. He’s named after and resembles, that sweet, grey-haired big man with a big heart, the late Jerry Garcia.
PS Jerry G was enjoying a good roll around on the rug and looked at me for a moment upside down, so I caught him that way and kept it that way, and so upside down this capture must stay!