It was a cold November evening when we saw the small creature near our door. He was so small and starved to the point you could feel either side of his hips at the same time. So we fed him thinking he could live outside as we had two other cats, both much older and set in their ways. The next night he was back and trying to come in the door, and the weather report called for snow. We couldn't leave him outside with so little fur. He didn't even meow. He fit in our two hands...and four years later when he stands on his hind legs he comes to my waist and weighs 19 lbs and is a Maine Coon tuxedo cat. We named Idijit for a black and white dog in a story that seemed unbright, but was much smarter then he looked.
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