Little Clones!

by Brittany H


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By chance, I came across Arthur's picture of him in the hay; It was on a YouTube video of different cat breeds. I honestly don't know why I was watching it in the first place, but as soon as I saw that picture I freaked out and ran off to research more of the breed. I was stunned, because I swear every picture of a chocolate Tiffany out there looked identical to my Ray!

Ray was a stray cat that we found out in a botanical garden. He was the sweetest thing, so I planned to take him with us and find him a home. He let me pick him up and take him to the car, but as another car backed up it scared him. I tried to keep him from getting away, and so in his panic he bit my arm and got away.
The search was on to find him and catch him as soon as possible to test him for rabies. I believe I was 14 years old at the time, and I was in tears about knowing I would have to go through shots if we couldn't catch him.

Animal Control was also out there looking for him and set possum traps, but a week went by and nothing. We had one more day before I would have to start the shots, and that's when my parents took me out with them to look. It wasn't a minute after getting out of the car that he came up to me, and I could pick him up and put him in the carrier with no problem.

He was rabies-free. I named him "Ray" short for "rabies", because we would never have gone back to find him if it wasn't for the chance of him having rabies.

He has lived with us ever since, and I can honestly say I have NEVER had a cat as compassionate and loyal as Ray. We have many cats, but his personality shines brightly. I've had him for about 4-5 years now. We are inseparable; wherever I am, Ray is always close by.

Sadly, he's been diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma, an incurable cancer. The vet estimates we have another year left with him. It breaks my heart, but I'm so very thankful for all the time I've had with him so far and what time is left.

He has defiantly touched my heart and everyone else he's come in contact with. I have fallen completely in love with the Tiffany breed thanks to him, and I'm very happy to have stumbled across Arthur's picture in the first place to get to know more about Ray's beautiful breed.

Brittany H

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Jul 28, 2011
Update on Ray
by: Brittany H

Ray finally passed away on July 8th, 2011. But through the time I had him he was an amazing friend and indeed a very special cat.
In the last few months the cancer started to grow on his spin and caused his back legs to become paralyzed. I took for care for him and got to spend every hour of the day at his side.
I thank God for the time He gave to Ray and I, and I know I'll see my baby again.

"Though all creatures are subject to man's cruelty, God loves all His creation and has made plans for all His children and the lesser creatures to enjoy His eternal Kingdom." -Psalm 145:-9-10,13,15-21 AMP

Nov 29, 2010
by: darlene burrow

what a beautiful cat you have to look at it this way even though your cat had cancer you saved him he may have not lived very long if you didn't save him he lived a longer and happier life then what your cat would have lived he lived longer because you took him in and loved him that's why he lived a lot longer because he was loved by you

Nov 25, 2010
Bumpy start to a beautiful relationship
by: Michael

Thanks for sharing Brittany. Ray sounds like he is a super cat. He has massive hair tufts between his toes! Built for cold weather, it seems.

Yours is a tender story. A tough start for you, a beautiful middle and now a heartbreaking end.

I wish you both the best and thanks again.

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