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Dirk: No Dumpsters for this Beautiful Boy

Dirk: No Dumpsters for this Beautiful Boy

by Marla
(Burlington, VT)

Dirk loves the camera

Baby Dirk getting in trouble

Smirking and squinting

Baby Dirk again... 🙂

I got Dirk in LA a little over 2 years ago, a little boy had him on a bus, and Dirk was about 4 weeks old.

The boy told us he was going to throw the kitten in a dumpster, but I convinced him to give him to me!

We were attached from the moment I held him. He was covered in fleas and had an eye infection, but now he's as healthy as can be!

He sleeps on my chest, or right across my face. He has a very loud purr, but will only sit in your lap when it's on his terms.

He also is very curious, and opens up cupboards, doors, drawers, and anything else he can get into.

He also likes to be way up high, on top of the fridge or somewhere else above all where he can see what's going on.

He likes to follow me around, he definitely chose me to be his mama. He doesn't really go up to a lot of other people, he's pretty shy with everyone except me. I can't imagine my life without Dirk now.

He has a beautiful face with wide eyes, and a gorgeous coat, mostly white, but with some grey tiger patches, spots and markings on his head, back, and tail.

I hope you find him as beautiful as I do. He now lives in Vermont with me and his two younger brothers and absolutely loves it. He's very smart, and talks back and forth with me constantly.

He will always be my baby.


Hi Marla.. I do find Dirk as beautiful as you do. He is handsome and he looks confident and content. A bit cheeky almost.

And I love your love for him. So tender and committed and unconditional.

Thanks for sharing Marla.


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Sep 28, 2010
It's Kismit for Dirk!
by: Gail (Boston, MA USA)

Hey Marla,

It wasn't happenstance that you and the little boy with Dirk met on that fateful day. Dirk decided that he wanted you to be his mamma and only needed to convince the two of you to be on the same bus at the same time, that's all! No biggie.

My goodness, little Dirk is just a character, isn't he? I just adore the t.p. picture. I wonder how much he's cost you so far in shredded tissue? LOL!

Your tender tribute to this little guy is a testament of your loving character, Marla. Please know that the tons of love he will give you over the years is unfathomable. People may come and go, people may even change over the years, but know that little Dirk is your soulmate. That will never ever change. He's a handsome one!

Sep 27, 2010
saved his life
by: kathy

Its a good thing you were in the right place at the right time. You probaly saved this poor cats life. Your blessed

Sep 27, 2010
by: Ruth

I too find Dirk as beautiful as you do. He looks such a little character.
It must have been heart breaking to see him as a tiny kitten so neglected and about to be dumped.
WELL DONE for rescuing him and for giving him such a happy life since then.

Sep 26, 2010
teachable moment
by: Anonymous

i hope you took the opportunity to teach the little boy somethign about care and love for the animals that trust us. Obviously his parents aren't doing the job!

Dirk is simply adorable!

Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 71-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I have a girlfriend, Michelle. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare.

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