I made mention briefly in my last post of the woman who had given Rufus a safe place to stay overnight in her apartment until we could pick him up on Saturday morning for transport to the vet clinic.
What I didn't add to that story, was what an absolutely gorgeous cat it was that greeted me when I entered her apartment. "CJ" as he's affectionately known, is a 5 year old STUNNING all white male whose large stature (and by large I mean Maine Coon like large), beautiful plush coat, massive paws (with tuffs between the toes), and his captivating eyes (one green, one blue), are all enough to literally take your breath away when you first set eyes on him. He really is like a gentle giant, and he's also FIV+. CJ was found outside, abandoned, alone and fighting off the other cats in his neighbourhood when two volunteers with our rescue came upon him. One thing led to another, and the next thing CJ knew, he was introduced to "K" who went on to become his Mommy - that was last August. Now, this sweet boy lives in the lap of luxury, King of His Castle, lapping up every last ounce of all the love and kindness and in turn, he's completely captivated his Mommy's heart!
I'll let the pictures of CJ below - "before" and "after" give everyone a glimpse into what just a little bit of love and a safe place to lay their head at night, can do for these incredible creatures. God Bless "K" and the countless others just like her who care so very much!