Hey! I’m Caesar. I am a striking gray cat with very shiny fur, beautiful eyes and a loving personality! I am very sweet, love to be petted and have an alpha personality! I’m not fond of other cats and them vying for my servants’ attention! I am playful, loving and will sit with you when you need me to, but only when I want to! I am a really great cat who loves attention! I am quite full of myself and, like all cats, enjoy being pampered. I have my moments when I will suddenly sprint off around the house, run into every room and back out again as if in some sort of race. My favorite game involves a long length of string with a “mouse” tied to the end, which I will lie in wait for and pounce on. I am very vocal when I want something, although it sometimes takes a while to figure out exactly what it is I want. I am definitely regal; however I am also very loving. I will follow you around to see what you are doing and demand some attention. Giving me the attention I want is hard to resist because my dark Gray/Blue fur is so darn soft and infinitely pettable. I am better by myself but I will adjust to other cats fairly well, however their presence can force me to be a bit more reclusive and shy. So please try to keep the number of other cats to a minimum so I can strut my stuff. Sometimes when confronted by other kitties I will pretend to ignore them and just move on to whatever and wherever the twenty things I was working on are happening. I love to sleep at the foot of the bed and check to see if you are awake come sunrise. I am very well behaved and extremely good natured.
Caesar came to A.C.A.T. in April 2009 from a woman who found him outside wandering. Perhaps he was lost, perhaps he was left behind. No one knows except him. He was adopted by a gentleman absolutely fell in love with him, knew he had allergies but thought he would adjust to Caesar. Unfortunately, he couldn’t keep Caesar and was devastated to let him go.
He was adopted again and this is what his “new” family has to say about him:
“Hi! I know it’s been a very long time but I wanted to tell you how much our family loves Caesar (the Russian Blue 10 year-old male we adopted in November of 2009). He essentially lives in our children’s playroom and is still a bit leery of the dogs (we have a Rhodesian Ridgeback and a French bulldog) but in all honesty I don’t know who is more afraid of who. He often sleeps in my 4 year-old daughter’s room at night. He has NEVER bit, scratch or hurt anyone and we trim nails, bathe him, brush him and put him through a bunch (we now have a 4 year old daughter and a 1 year old son). He is truly the most amazing animal. Even my husband who “hates cats” is found lying on the bed cuddling with him quite frequently. We all feel lucky to have him in our lives. I’ve attached a regal photo of him on “his bed” but in truth he has taken over my daughter’s baby crib…. he sleeps in it at night. It’s adorable, he chooses Darby’s “baby” bed over the queen sized bed. Thank you so much for taking care of and finding us our perfect cat. We love him like no other cat and he’s just so special.
I forgot to tell you that I (the mother of the family) have been diagnosed with bilateral hip dysplasia which is a degenerative progressive incurable disease that will require lots of surgeries and all I want is to figure out how to get Caesar into the hospital to visit me! He’s been such a comfort these days that I’ve had to spend in bed because my mobility is failing. He will make the most wonderful therapy cat. Thanks again!!
We forwarded the message to the woman that originally rescued him and here is what she says:
“This is the most beautiful email I have received in a long time. THANK YOU for remembering me!! It made me cry…. only cat lovers would understand. I have wondered, from time to time, if he remained with the family that adopted him. Great placement!!
Two months ago, while volunteering, a cat came in under the feral cat program. There was meowing coming from a cage and I knew that cat was not a feral, as they generally don’t make a sound. When I pulled backed the blanket covering the cage, these beautiful deep blue eyes looked up at me. I took Cochi, a mixed Siamese, home with me to recover and regain her health. I could not stand the thought of her going back out to a feral colony and becoming coyote food. She was here 6 weeks but as time went on she became more and more territorial and chased our young cat out of the room, fur flying. I returned her (cried for two days) with a request that she be held in the back as I posted a nice story about her on the website. She was amazing, just needed to be the one and only cat. Cochi was adopted immediately by a couple that the staff referred to as “really squared away”. I told myself I would never, ever do this again but then your email arrived. Perhaps, this is what I am meant to do. Selectively, rescue one cat at a time.
Thanks so much for your message.
After our newsletter went out with Caesar’s story, we received this email from Caesar’s mom:
“Thanks for the article! I LOVE it! We have been approached by several people who know I had hip dysplasia surgery and have asked if I have a cat named, “Caesar” because they saw the article. You have quite a following!
We have recently kicked the dogs out of the bedroom for the cat. Now everyone (except the dogs) sleeps better and Caesar even gets around the house more. Just tonight he let the dogs in our room while he peacefully sleep in his kitty tower (this is a HUGE step for him). Most nights he sleeps right next to me. It’s so hard to believe because I am allergic to cats, but because he is a Russian Blue, I can sleep happily with him with no symptoms at all. Russian Blues lack the protein that most “allergic” folks are allergic to. He has turned us into “cat people”. All our “cat people” friends just laugh at us…. they never thought they’d see the day. I’m not sure they will see another day after Caesar is not with us; he is one of a kind! But maybe we will get another Russian blue. Who knows.
Here’s a couple more pics of Caesar engaging in his favorite activity, getting attention. Darby and John are his “favorite people” even though I feed him and take care of him…..cats prefer who they prefer I guess. He still loves all people I suppose, but he REALLY loves them, so much so that we have to keep Darby’s door closed at night because he would keep her awake all night. Now he sleep with us – in bed, all night, of course!! The poor dogs got sent downstairs. Caesar is loving life high on the pecking order.”