Highly recommend tuxes...

by Jonathan
(Columbus, OH)

I got my tuxedo kitten from a stray litter. He was the only male and the rest of the litter were all calico. He stood out like a sore thumb and was the only one of the litter that wouldn't hiss at me. I named him Leonidas, after the Greek Spartan king.

First night of adoption was difficult as he was used to being a stray and basically hid and cried. After that? He has been like glue on me. He follows me around in the house wherever I go. He will always stay in the room I am in and sleep there if tired. If he wakes up and sees that I am gone he will wander around till he finds me and then curl up and go back to sleep. I have been told that when I leave the house he will stand at the front door and cry for me.

He also plays fetch. If you take a play toy, such as a spring shaped pipe cleaner, and toss it he will fetch it and bring it back. Of course I reward him with petting and encouraging voice. Toss it again and he'll fetch it and bring it back again. When I wake up in the morning I usually find 4-5 cat toys on the bed that he has "retrieved" for me.

He has just been a wonder to have and he has helped me through a very depressing time in my life as well. I originally picked him so I could have something help catch and eat spiders (which I hate). Little did I know that he'd form a bond with me that I shall cherish forever.

In the picture, he always insists upon sleeping in front of my keyboard. I would think the glass desk is not comfortable so I put an older pair of jeans there for him. It's his permanent spot whenever he wants to sleep while I am on the computer.

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Nov 19, 2010
Tuxedo Cats are Wonderful!!!!!!
by: bett holland

Hi Jonathan! Your Tuxedo cat looks so much like my Presley!! Acts like him ,too. Thanks for sharing the picture and story. bett

Nov 19, 2010
Ditto what Claudia said!
by: Jean from Tennesee

Your story about you and Leonidas was a real pleasure to read and I love the picture of him sleeping on the old jeans!

Hope you will send us more stories.

Nov 14, 2010
by: Claudia - Admin

Hi Jonathan,

Leonidas looks so cute enjoying his catnap! I loved reading your story about him. Stories about how we found our cats are so touching and heartwarming, and yours is no exception. I'm so glad you both found each other and wish you a happy life together.

I doesn't surprise me that, like most tuxedos, Leonidas behaves much like a dog. I've heard that they are very smart and love to play fetch - just like your Leonidas.

Thanks for sharing Leonidas' story and picture.

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