Rookie came to us in the winter of 2012/13 as an apparent stray. He tried to adopt us over the next two years, succeeding somewhat, in that we fed him, provided a place to sleep and shelter in bad weather, but our four male cats were not welcoming. We called him Rookie, as the newest member of the crew.
He is so sweet now, not the tough tomcat he used to be, I can pick him up, carry him around, he learned to purr, and is totally happy there. We hear from other volunteers that he comes when called by his name and follows people around. We sponsor him, feeling a bit guilty about having surrendered him, but it was the best thing that could have happened to him.
Blog by Brigid Coult & Barb Trotzki
Photos by Brigid Coult, Shoval Gamliel-Kumar, Barbara Trotzki, Michele Wright
An addendum from Chris Peters:
It was a very hot afternoon and Rookie was just snoozing like he'd been out late the night before and just couldn't quite get all the way through the door before passing out...