Champ - The gentleman cat

by Martha
(Lakemoor, IL, USA)

Champ - The gentleman cat

Champ - The gentleman cat

I lost my dog to old age and I was devastated. He was very cat like in his attitude which seemed to be a learning process for me in understanding cats.

I've always wondered about cats, their independence, their quiet ways, hunting instincts. When I walked into the local shelter to check out the cats, the first cat that caught my eye was a large gray tom. He and I looked at one another like we knew each other before.

I met Champ in one of the visitor's rooms and right off, he purred when I touched him, his paws did the kneading thing. I don't know who chose who first but I like to think if was mutual.

I am continually learning about him, learning more and more about the cat-way-of-life. He's my companion and follows me where ever I go. He talks to me all the time and he loves to play.

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May 18, 2014
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Condolences
by: Larry (editor)


Hi Martha,

I'm very sorry indeed to read of Champ's passing, but pleased that he went peacefully.

Champ was a fine looking cat. My condolences to you.

Larry (editor)

May 18, 2014
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Good by my friend RIP
by: Champs Mom

Yesterday, Saturday May 17 2014 I lost Champ to FIV complications. His suffering from this horrible disease took him away from me in 5 short years we have been together. I was with him to the end like I promised him and he went peacefully at the emergency vet in Crystal Lake IL. Goodbye my dear sweet friend. I will NEVER forget you.. I hope to find a new friend soon.

Aug 13, 2010
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gray coat.
by: Anonymous

What a marvelous coat your cat has. I'm a sucker for gray cats, I've always wanted one. I've had tabbys, black cats and a white cat but someday I will have a gray one. Yours is a beaut.

Aug 03, 2010
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:'(
by: daisy

What a touching story! It almost made me cry:)

Jun 27, 2010
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Champion looks.
by: Larry (Editor)

Hi Martha,

I can see straight away how Champ got his name - he certainly has champion looks, magnificent!

A gentleman too? Yes I can just imagine him prowling around with relaxed authority :0)

You have chosen, and been chosen by, a handsome feline gent. Thank you very much Martha for sharing Champ's story and photograph with us.

Larry (Editor)

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