This is Charlie.
I've been working for the last few days to rescue Charlie from a kill shelter in NYC. You may had seen him on my facebook page. Yesterday, I drove to Staten Island and brought Charlie home just after midnight.
Charlie is a love bug, lap cat and a non-stop purr machine. He is also blind. He is 5 years old and has a lot of cat life (and love) left in him.
I was pretty car sick when I got home last night after trying to navigate the Jersey turnpike with a Garmin that wasn't aware of road work, detours and was about 100 yards wrong when it finally said that we had arrived. But Phil being the excellent Cat Dad that he is slept about half of the short (about 4 hours) night on the bathroom floor to make sure Charlie settled in OK.
There will be more about Charlie soon. What a brave little fellow to come through so much and still purr. He reminds me a bit of Tommy Cat, the Zen Master. When I saw Charlie's picture, Tommy whispered to me "save him." And we have.
And special thanks to Louise Harmon who saw his picture and said "we can do this" and then spent the better part of several days supporting the process. You're the best!
~When you save a rescue animal you save two. The animal and yourself.