by Richard Ward
My cat (Mr. Roscoe P. Kitty Cat) is a Tuxedo kitty. He is very intelligent and VERY affectionate. Roscoe also likes to follow me from room to room when I am at home and seems to want very much to let me know his wishes. He is very vocal, talks all of the time and even paws at me if I am not giving enough attention to him. Here is a picture of Roscoe at Christmas time 2009. We thought that he would enjoy dressing up but it turns out he would rather go "au-naturale" (think I spelled that right:)
His temperament is very laid back. He will often just flop into your arms like a limp dish rag when you pick him up and will lie beside you on his back all night purring while I sleep.
I got Roscoe at the animal shelter in 2007. I went with the intention of getting a kitty, but while I was trying to decide which one, and with my back to the cage he was in, I felt a light tap on my shoulder. When I turned around it was him, reaching through the bars as if to say: "hey what about me..."? I thought to myself that it was way more likely that someone would pick a kitten before they would this 5 year old cat. So... I asked if I could visit with him in the little room they supply for meetings. We immediately hit it off. He went home with me that day and has been the best little partner I could've ever asked for. His sweet disposition and affection are a special source of both company and therapy after a long days work. His purring always helps to relieve the days stress. And when he looks at me it is always with tenderness - like a child looking up at his or her parent who has returned from a long trip.
I would not give anything for Roscoe he is definitely a bright spot in my day.