If we are friends on Facebook, you have seen the photos of our newest addition, “Ollie”, Oliver Twist. (You may have also noticed his sweet face on the sidebar of this here blog.) About 10 years ago, I had an adult Russian Blue cat, also named Ollie. But when I moved back to Louisiana, I had to leave my beloved Ollie behind. This decision never quite sat well with me for many reasons.
If you’ve never owned a Russian Blue cat, let me tell you that they are unlike no other cat. Different breeds have different personalities. We all know that a Siamese cat has a reputation of being snippy. The Russian Blue, is absolutely 100% lovable. They are good with children as well as other animals; but they tend to be loyal to one human. That is “their” human. Their color is considered “Blue” (which is a gray with white tips which gives the illusion of blue – just like the “Blue” Pitt Bull) and they do originate from Russia.
Nearly two weeks ago, while we were doing our regular Saturday PetSmart adoption visitations, they had in their cat area, a 4 month old Russian Blue. Now long ago, I told my dear husband, that if ever one came up for adoption; I would be taking it home, in spite of how many we already had. By no means, do I ever want to be considered the “Cat Lady“; but I had experience with the Russian Blue cat and the breed is one that I absolutely adore.
Russian Blue’s are very rare. They are not your run of the mill, dime a dozen kitty. They are difficult to come by unless you search out a breeder. When I was talking to the person who was helping me at PetSmart, he told me that in his 7 years of working there, our Ollie was only the 3rd he had ever seen.
Ollie loves his toys, which are either crochet balls with a little soft tuned bell inside – or various small flat stuffed animals; with legs of course. He loves to snuggle and sleeps under the covers with me; his head nearest where he can hear my heartbeat. His motor begins to run the moment I pick him up to love on him and just before he falls fast asleep, he lets out a heavy sigh as if to say “ah…I love my human”.
As I was looking at his adoption paperwork this weekend, I discovered that we are Ollie’s 3rd home. For the life of me, I can’t imagine why anyone gave up this little baby, but this is indeed his permanent home. He is not going anywhere. He is absolutely PURFECT!
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