Just look at this lovely cat! Neatoramanaut Ally from Melbourne, Australia, shares her beautiful Furrdy with us. His story is not your everyday pet adoption tale.
After weeks of him hanging about our property at night meowing, we caught him in a council cat trap, intending to give him to our local authorities to dispose of. We opened the cage that night expecting to find a mangy stray and instead stepped back in surprise and said, "Oh! Our apologies dear sir, we didn't realize you were a gentleman. Please be our guest."
After checking with our local council, who searched for his owner to no avail, we were able to welcome him home where he typically resides on our velvet footstool. His name is Hector Furrdinand Van Humboldt the First, known as 'Furrdy'. He enjoys fine salmon, fresh cream and, when slumming it with the lads, hot dogs. He also has a quirky penchant for eating balloons and sleeping underneath blankets on the bed.
Except for the part about eating balloons, that lifestyle would appeal to any of us. Since Furrdy was a stray, his lineage is not a sure thing. However, Allie thinks he may be at least part Maine Coon, since he has several of the breed's distinguishing traits: 'snow shoe' tufty paws, enormous size, a waterproof fur coat, unusually tiny meow, and a desire to play with water. -Thanks, Allie!