Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted Oct 21, 2015
I found Yorik at a shelter in 2001 and fell in love with him immediately. At the time, he was just a little white fuzzball, smaller than my hand. He had one blue eye and one green eye, which I knew was frequently indicative of deafness. I snapped my fingers behind his head to confirm that he was deaf.
He was playful and loving from day one, and he was always loads of fun. Since he couldn't hear, he wasn't shy about knocking things over. I think he enjoyed watching our things crash to the ground. He also really liked being vacuumed (we suspected it felt like a massage to him). One of his favorite activities was standing on top of our pinball machine and trying to chase the silver ball.
Regrettably, we found out that my husband was highly allergic to cats, so we found him a spot at a local Humane Society that did not euthanize. I was told when he found a new home, but I was unable to keep track of him after that. I think of Yorik and miss him often. I hope his new family gives him the love he deserves.