Our Little Man
(Brewerton, NY, US)
Dudley Moore - Our Little Man
A little over two years ago, I went to the local Humane Association in search of a new friend. As soon as I saw Dudley, I knew he had to be part of our family. His full name is Dudley Moore (which fits him SO perfectly we had to keep the name), and he only has 3 legs, but you'd never know it. He runs, jumps... all he can't do well is stop, so he tends to tuck-n-roll. 😀
We knew the Dud Man was different right away. Where some cats were lovable, Dudley likes to lay in my lap and just stare into my face for as long as I'll let him. I have never had a cat just gaze into my eyes the way that Dudley does. He often has to reach out his arm and just touch my face while he's laying there.
We often thought he was more like a dog than cat, and he has a distinctive voice that I was sure was part Siamese or something similar. He doesn't say "meow," he says "aarrw!" Loudly and plaintively. His huge eyes are so expressive! And I could swear that half the time he knows exactly what we're saying!
If he does anything embarrassing, like missing on a jump, he shoots us each a look and then runs off until he's sure we have forgotten his uncouth moment.
Now we've found this info on Burmese, and I'm almost certain our little man fits this bill. He's black with a glossy, shiny look, and looks just like some of the photos of the dark brown and black cats posted on this site (a LOT like Toby). I'm not sure if he's mixed with anything else, but after reading up on this breed, we are convinced.
We love him to pieces, and are SO glad he became part of our family. He is truly our little man.