“Rufus was adopted at a re-homing event held by the Cats Protection (Gwent Branch)
about 9 years ago – we think he was 2-ish years old at the time.
was adopted by my late father - an animal lover all his life who always
felt that house wasn’t a home without a cat – a trait that I’ve
spite of being a very handsome boy, we suspected that Rufus was
overlooked because of his extra polydactyl toes which made him look like
he was wearing boxing gloves! As it happened, my Dad was also huge
boxing fan so it was fate that we should find a cat with a genetic
advantage when it came to being able to throw a fierce punch.
was a super companion for my Dad right ‘til the end, and still lives in
appropriate style with my Mum – eating gourmet pouches and stretching
out in front of the fire. Although he probably qualifies as a senior
citizen, he hasn’t lost any of his ring-craft, enjoying hunting and
bringing home small trophies for my Mum!
an aside, I am a professional photographer and a rushed picture (I’ve
always got a camera with me …) taken of Rufus about 6 years ago
smacking his lips after a particularly good lunch has proved to be one
of my most popular images – he really is my “Poster Boy” and I love him
very much! …
that said, me and my husband adopted our cat, Felix, from the RSPCA in
Newport about 6 years ago – more photos of him coming soon…”
Thanks so much to Sarah for sharing her pictures & story with us! Rufus is gorgeous & we hope to see some pictures of Felix too one day! Do check out her photography: here!