This is Zak. He’s the cat I got second, although he is about 6 months older than Toby. One night when I was working in the ICU I got to thinking about getting another cat and went online to look at the cats they had. Zak was on the list. And he was so cute. After I had gotten about 2 hours of sleep after my night shift, I went to the shelter and asked to see Zak. He immediately jumped in my lap and started purring. He was mine. Interestingly enough, he doesn’t have a tail. He’s a manx apparently and it’s very cute. Adds to his personality I think. Anyway, I couldn’t take him home right away because he had an abcess on his paw that required antibiotics and hot packing. But after a couple of days I brought him home. He’s my cuddle bug. He loves attention and has the loudest purr of any cat I have ever heard. There have been many times when he snuggles up to me on my pillow after a night shift and literally purrs me to sleep. So, that’s Zak. Isn’t he sweet?
September 6, 2008