Benjamin (1993-2003)

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Home:Chicago, IL  
Sex: Male   Weight: 16 lbs.

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Bennie, Tootoe Bennie (a riff on the Italian "Tutto Bene), Big Lug

Quick Bio:
-mixed breed

September 1st 1993

Belly scritches, sleeping, of course, eating

Being brushed, pedicures, going to the vet (always peed in his carrier!)

Favorite Toy:
Stuffed crackly fish

Favorite Nap Spot:
Back of the sofa

Favorite Food:
Canned food--any flavor

Growling at strange noises


Arrival Story:
I saw Benjamin's picture on the website, and fell in love with that silly white striped nose! I kept checking back at the Web site, and was amazed that no one had adopted him--he was so handsome! (I later realized he had two strikes against him in the adoption game: he was "older"--8 years old--and he was a "special needs kitty", since he had cardiomyopathy...not something most adopters want to take on. As a former vet tech myself, I knew what I was getting into, but I didn't care--he was that special!) When I came to visit, he pretended to ignore me, but his eyes were riveted to me as I went around pretending to visit the other cats. I took him home the next day! He fit into the household right off. Eli took to him immediately, and I often found them not really snuggled together, but with Bennie draped over Eli, and the latter permitting it (quite a concession on the part of Himself, who normally permits only me to touch his golden fur). Willie pretty much ignored Bennie, though every once in awhile he'd go over and bite him on the neck, just to remind Bennie who was the Alpha Cat! Sadly, like Willie, Bennie suffered from cardiomyopathy, and died just months after Willie.

I've loved all my cats with all my heart, but there was something very special about Benjamin. I am grateful we got to spend some time together.

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March 16th 2005 More than 9 years!

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