Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Posted May 20, 2016
We found Tinky as I was driving home one day and spotted a tiny orange dot hiding in a gutter on the side of a busy road. A little kitten was desperately trying to get out of the gutter and get to safety, but too many cars were going by.
Luckily, I had a leftover baked potato from earlier in my car and I pulled to the side of the road and lured it out and allowed it to eat the baked potato. Ever since then, he fell in love with us for taking care of him and we fell in love with him as well. He was always the sweetest cat, snuggling and sleeping with me at night and was always good with people.
He did not get along with other animals, however, and craved attention. He also started to get sick later in life (8 years old) and eventually developed dementia and was not able to discern who I was at some points. He died soon after he developed this condition, but I always loved him.
I don't think any pets can replace lost ones, but I definitely want to get another one some day that was like Tinky.