Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Posted Aug 17, 2015
I rescued Roger from the Anti-Cruelty Society in 1995. He chose me as much as I chose him! From the moment they handed him to me to "test him out" on my lap, I knew he was "The One". I didn't even realize he had claws because he was so gentle and 'pet-able' there on my lap. And he was GORGEOUS! His short coat was an even shade of grey, including ears, tail, and paws. Nothing like the other obvious "mixed breed", multi-colored/patchwork orphans that were on display for adoption. His adoption papers identified him only as "DSH" (Domestic Short Hair). But I believe he was much more. When I showed pictures of him to friends, they thought he was a "Russian Blue".
Roger was one of my favorite cat-kids. Sweet-natured, gentle, playful, attentive but not clingy, quick to learn/easy to train, smart as a whip.
After 14 wonderful years of having him in my life, he passed away from old age on 12/31/2009. After 3-4 days of obvious weakness, his poor little frail body just gave out. I was heartbroken. But I also knew he'd gone on to a better place. Perhaps to romp and play with previous members of our cat family that had preceded him in death. Or to a pampered life as someone else's cat-child.