The Magnificent Bob Cat

by Andy Marsiglia
(Denver, CO)

Bob the Cat

Bob the Cat

We had a very gregarious year old male cat that needed a playmate and a young male kitten seemed like a good choice. I started calling pet stores in the Denver area but could only find female kittens until I called a store that had a single male “tiger” cat.

We quickly drove to the store arriving a few minutes before closing time. The clerk took us to the kitten enclosure where we found two kittens curled up together sleeping.

When the enclosure door was opened, one of the kittens, a small cute female, immediately bounded to us. The other kitten, the male “tiger” cat, got up and slowly started walking toward us but when we picked up the first kitten the male slowly returned to it’s sleeping spot and laid down again. The clerk said he often did that because no one would pick him up because he had a “fused” tail which was about one-third the length of a normal tail and was solid bone. I told the clerk that did not matter, we wanted him anyway.

As soon as I picked held him in my arms the little guy started purring loudly with an occasional soft meow. He stared at my face with his sparkling eyes and I immediately knew this kitten was a keeper. Right away I named him “Bob” because of his bobbed tail.

As we were checking out the pet store manager came to the counter and said she was surprised the kitten was still there. Being 12 weeks old and having a fused tail made kitted difficult to sell so the next morning Bob was scheduled to be sent to the animal shelter. Obviously, we arrived just in time to save him.

Bob turned out to be a magnificent grey tabby with the most gentle, amiable disposition. As several family members have stated, “Bob simply demands love.” For 12 years “Bob the Cat” has been a consistent, loving lap-cat and family companion. What a blessing to have found such a feline treasure!

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Dec 27, 2011
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Cheeky Monkey!
by: Anonymous

Is Bob sticking his tongue out at meh!? Cheek!
It's very nice of you to adopted a kitten with not much of his tail!

Nov 30, 2010
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cheeky tiger
by: Anonymous

Hold that tiger :->

A cheeky boy with his tongue out.

Aug 19, 2010
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Cute
by: Anonymous

Ahh, you can't help but like that cat....tabbies are cute!

Apr 12, 2010
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Splendid Bob.
by: Jobaputra

Your Bob is indeed a splendid fellow and he does not look from photograph to be twelve, he is looking a very youthful cat.

Bob the bob tail tiger is a handsome cat.

Apr 05, 2010
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Bob the Beautiful
by: Anonymous

Bob is GORGEOUS, thanks for sharing his story and his picture. He looks a real character.

Apr 04, 2010
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Awww Bob!
by: AnneMarie

He's so handsome! He's just the lovey-est big guy ever!

Apr 03, 2010
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I can vouch...
by: Jacquelyn

I can vouch that this kitty is as wonderful as he sounds... such a great story!

Apr 03, 2010
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Bob
by: Anonymous

He sure is a handsome animal!!!

Apr 03, 2010
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A Handsome Tiger.
by: Larry (Editor)

Hi Andy,

Wow! Bob is absolutely a 'tiger' tabby. His marking are so clear and well defined. A tiger and a very handsome one at that.

You say “Bob simply demands love.” I can see from his photo that he would command the love of anyone :0) A feline treasure indeed!

Thank you very much for sharing Bob's story and magnificent photo with us.

Larry (Editor)


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