This handsome fellow looked to me like a cross of a lynx and a domestic cat. Something about that face of his.
Tory was brought in to my local non-kill Humane Society animal shelter a few years ago…it took almost a year before I finally came across him and got his photo.
He was a quiet cat, rarely expressing any sort of meow, yowl, howl or even purr. I never knew how he really felt about me or me taking his photos…..but he DID get adopted by an older lady who swears he’s the most loving creature she’s ever had! She named him Bobby…(he looks like a Toby to me)….
People…if you don’t want animals in shelters and on the streets…SPAY and NUTER them! Millions of dollars each year go to euthenizing, medically helping and housing/feeding strays and unwanteds. Imagine where that money could go if we did our duty by the ones we love?


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  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 4 years ago

    AHHHH how can people just abandon them, I totaly agree with you.

  • I honestly will never understand humans, Malcolm. my cats have always been my family…CLOSER then my family…

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Ken Thomas Photography
    Ken Thomas Pho...over 4 years ago

    Sometimes they actually sit and let you take their portrait!!! Brilliant capture!!

  • this was a VERY aloof fellow. i only got 3 photos of him…this one…one with him looking straight ahead…and the 3rd was of him walking away…….finished with this session. :o) thanx Ken!

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 4 years ago
    Ours too, we have a little rescue cat, we found in a rubbish Bin, her sibblings were all Dead, the vet told us she wouldn’t last the night, but with TLC we fed her for weeks through an eye dropper, & now shes a real part of our family, (Well the two Boys have gone) so she fills our two lifes.

    Folk are so Callous.


  • My son gets jealous now because Sir Flash (our current kitty) loves to sleep with me at night….however? He doesn’t realize that he sneaks to HIS room while he’s asleep. lol
    All my kitties have been rescues. A couple were due to be euthenized with-in hours of me adopting them.
    I’ve one save mine and my baby’s lives…another woke me from seizures…….irreplaceable love.

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Adam Bykowski
    Adam Bykowskiover 4 years ago

    Bobby is a handsome little guy. Reminds me of the cat I had as a kid. His name was Samson. Looked very much like this one, but the stripes continued to his feet. I like the stark white feet of Bobby or Toby, if you like. Nice shot.

  • there’s something about white socks on a kitty that draws my eye as well, Adam. :o)
    My 2 kitties I had growing up were ‘tuxedo’ kitties…black with spots of white.

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Tracy Faught
    Tracy Faughtover 4 years ago

    He is gorgeous!! My orange tabby was the only survivor of his litter…the rest were drowned in the river…Frank actually made his was out! I found him crying his poor little lungs out , coverd in mud half in half out of the water!! He was only 4 weeks old!! People are insanely cruel sometimes!! He’s the BEST cat I’ve EVER had!! My calico cat is the product of another idiot dumping some cats by the roadside of a farm…she’s was a kitten from a litter that those cats had in my friends barn. All my cays have been saved cats…once I got them home, they were all spayed or neutred. There is no need for the suffering we humans inflict on animals!! I agree with you Carla, we have the resposiblity to care for our fellow creatures!

  • My Sir Flash has probably had the ‘easiest’ of all my kitties. He was at the shelter that Bobby was at for several years before we met.
    I’ve had one I pulled out of a car engine…another was on a cliff in the middle of NO Where…..2 that were due to be euthenized….2 that had been left abandoned in an apartment for several weeks with no food and the only water was what was left in a toilet…….
    Humans stink.
    To drown animals, shoot them, abandon them…….it just means no heart.

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Karen Martin
    Karen Martinover 4 years ago

    A lovely portrait, and so pleased to hear he has a good home.

  • I wish all animals had such good ‘endings’….thanx Karen!

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Graham  Greco
    Graham Grecoover 4 years ago

    purty cat

  • thanx Graham…he was a handsome fellow :o)

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Karirose
    Kariroseover 4 years ago

    I think he looks more like “Prince Charming” :D He’s beautiful and so gracious to have posed for you. :D So true in regards to tending to our darling critters!

  • DEFINATELY a Prince…and I agree…he definately was gracious for allowing me at least one good shot :o)

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 4 years ago

    Amen to your message! I think you are preaching to the choir here though. He’s a gorgeous hunk of kitty. I’m glad he got a good home.

  • lol…even the choir sins…….(i know i do!) :o)
    and I agree…I just think he’s sooo handsome and sooooooo glad he’s got a loving home now

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Steve Axford
    Steve Axfordover 4 years ago

    Nice looking cat. I don’t think he’d like the one year quarantine into Australia and our 16 year old male wouldn’t like him at all. Apart from that he looks great.

  • oh jeeze Steve…gotta set up barriers even though you REALLLLY want to adopt another kitty! lol I honestly don’t think MY kitty would allow me at this point to adopt another….he’s very territorial :o)

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

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