Sir Bentley joined our household on the 4th of July. He is the most beautiful cat I have ever seen. He is the purest white all over, except his pink ears and nose! He has gorgeous yellow eyes. He is the cuddliest cat! He just loves snuggling and to be right up against me all the time.
I open my miniblinds and window every morning around 7:00 AM. Bentley's favorite activity is watching "kitty tv" out the window. He has his own pillow, naturally, and he keeps careful track of the birds and other little critters (rabbits, squirrels, etc.).
Bentley will be three years old on August 1. He is super inquisitive and knows about everything going on in the house. :-)
My dear, dear cat, William, a British Shorthair, died very suddenly six years ago. I was devastated. I couldn't even think about a new cat for three years.
Then Joy adopted Sammy, a nice little orange tabby. Sammy was a loner, the most aloof cat I've ever met. He didn't enjoy being petted, held, or snuggled. He seemed unhappy, despite our best efforts.
When I went to Zambia for a year, our friend Lori took care of Sammy, along with her four cats. When I returned, it was obvious that Sammy was much happier living with four cats and no dogs. So we sadly made the decision to let him stay there.
My intention was to adopt a cat at some point AFTER we were all settled in here. But then...(haha)!
Joy and I went to PetSmart so Joy could check out dog supplies in anticipation of the little dog she is getting in September. When we got there, we discovered they were adopting out cats that day!
So...we went to take a look, but I had no intention to adopt that day. But when I laid eyes on Bentley, it was love at first sight! I asked the volunteer for Partners For Pets if I could hold him. He immediately snuggled up to me and it was all over, lol!
I am absolutely in love with this cat! His original name was "Sneed," hands down the worst cat name ever. Joy said he should have a majestic name, in keeping with his regal and gentlemanly bearing. We settled on "Bentley," and he learned it in about five seconds. :-)
We learned from the volunteer that his previous elderly guardian died and it was discovered she was a major hoarder! So we felt an affinity with him over that. Apparently, Bentley was really freaked out by all the boxes and the impossible piles of hoard, a lot of it aquired via dumpster diving--actual trash and junk. Before that, Bently lived with a family that had cats, dogs, and young children. He loved them all! The family gave him up when they moved, and he then ended up with the elderly hoarder.
I am so pleased to introduce you to Bentley! I'm so happy to be his new, forever guardian!