Ragamuffin/Breed Unknown
Picture of Crocus, a male Ragamuffin/Breed Unknown

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Sex: Male

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Ford Crocus, Baby Sitter

September 15th 1997

Arrival Story:
Crocus came from Prince George's county shelter. He had been rescued from under a car, where he was hiding from rain. He must have lived in that make-shift residence for quite some time because he had oil caked up on his ears, which took some effort to dissolve afterwards.

Crocus was the sweetest, softest, most luxurient cat on earth. He had a personality of a Saint. His patience with many annoying foster kittens knew no bounds. He would let them sit on his head, hang from his tail two at a time, never losing his cool or his older-cat, mentor-like cattitude, for which he earned the nickname Baby Sitter. He was great friends with our bandit cat, Smokey. It was fascinating to watch them together: total opposites and such close companions. Crocus had one very imbarassing trait: he was a big coward. He was afraid of the front door, possibly because to him it symbolized the gateway to the great outdoors, whence he had come, and where he lived less than comfortably under a car. Any stranger showing up at Crocus' residence, be it a repair man, a plumber, or a house guest, was viewed by him as the product of the great outdoors, where Crocus might end up again if he didn't hide his tail until well after the intruder was gone. This fear on Crocus' part created a few tense moments, when the family was frantic trying to find him, while he was hiding inside a couch, between the coils, in the space he would crawl into by making a hole in the underbelly of the couch. In 2007 Crocus developed lymphoma. He underwent several months of chemotherapy but succombed to the ilness in the spring of 2008. We miss him a lot.

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