I met Boris when he was being kept on a bite hold at the local pound (a bum rap; he didn't bite anyone). When his quarantine was up, he had nowhere to go, so I agreed to foster him.
He's definitely the big traditional type, round-headed and nearly 14 pounds, but a gentle giant withal; he avoids other adult cats but plays well with foster kittens. His antecedents are unknown; he was found hanging around a feral cat colony and taken in for neutering by the colony caretaker. After moving in with us, he was shy and retiring at first, but over several months he blossomed and began reclaiming his Siamese heritage, learning to vocalize and be more outgoing. He had no name on arrival, but his frosty coloring suggested the Russian steppes, so I chose "Boris" and added "bolshoi", which is Russian for large, great, or grand. He is definitely all three!
Book of the Month. Have you read ...
Rescue Meez, by Siri Zwemke? Siri is the founder of the Siamese Cat Rescue Center of Virginia, Rescue Meez is the account of her twenty years as rescuer-in-chief and the stories of some of the many cats who passed through her hands. It's a wonderful story of heartache and triumph and all the ups and downs that come with running a Rescue. The book is available in paperback or Kindle format on Amazon - you can find more details and reviews here or use the link below to take you there.
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