February 27, 2009
Wayne says: Rascal was found abandoned on the streets of Ottawa, Canada, by my daughter Marie Ann. He was introduced into the family and immediately made himself right at home. We have a Yorkshire terrier named Princess who is a great little puppy dog, and they took to each other very quickly and are now great friends. Sometimes he acts like he is half dog himself. My daughter rubbed his tummy from the time she got him, and now when he wants affection, which is often, he rolls over onto his back with all four feet up in the air and looks at you with beseeching eyes looking for his tummy rub. He has developed into a beautiful, happy, smart people cat.
All Photos Courtesy of and ©: Wayne Belyea

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Kristina -
Maybe one of the cutest!
Katy Cat -
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:) OMFG SOOOOOOOOOO CUTEEEEEEEEEEE :)
MC -
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There's an area around or close by the Parliament buildings in Ottawa where many cats live, and apparently there is someone who is/was caring for them on a regular basis. That part of town is known for its feral cat colonies. And there's plenty of kitties inside the prime minister's office too...LOL.
Glad to see that Rascal has adapted and fit into your family so well, he's a realy cutie!
Becky P -
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All of his pics are very adorable and I hope he has many happy years in his loving forever home! It is great that your dog and him are friends!!
Lina -
What a little furry bundle of joy! You're all so lucky to have each other.
Becky P -
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Beautiful Rascal is as cute as a button in all of these sweet pictures! I hope he enjoys many happy years with ya'll! It's great that he is friends with the dog!
Catimini -
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Very nice picture, and wonderful kitten.
:-*
Lindsay -
So wonderul she has a home now. Very cute!
GNormyle -
Very cute kitty and great pictures to be treasured. She's a very lucky kitty to be adopted you and your family. Enjoy!
jumu -
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omg, if that's even CLOSE to the beseeching tummy rub face, i so would not be able to resist! What an adorable kitty! I'm glad he found a good family and a loving home. ^-^
paulajeanne -
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showing his "cataloons"!
paulajeanne -
He looks maybe as if he has Maine Coon in him?
tommy -
a lovely kitten!
Delphine -
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Look at these eyes! I just LOVE him, he's one of the cuttest I've ever seen!!!
tarah -
OMG! soooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute!

Paulajeanne-I was thinking the same thing.
Jane -
I always like to hear of people who rescue animals. You have saved two lives by rescuing this adorable kitty.
Anneko -
What a cutie! And thanks for sharing a wonderful story-- I've been a rescue cat mom myself, so those tales are always the ones that mean the most to me. And I just want to hug that beautiful baby!

=^__^=
Anneko
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This little fluffball wouldn't have been on the streets for long! He's soooo cute! It wouldn't have taken me two seconds to "kitnap" him. I wouldn't have even broken stride, just leaned over, scooped him up and kept walking.

Honestly, some of the best things in the world are just there for the taking! One man's trash, etc.

Missy -
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I love little tiger kittens...so cute!
Lydia -
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Oh my goodness. I just want to scoop him up and love on him. How gorgeous, I'm so glad you found him -- and that he found you.
Elyse -
Seeing those pictures sure put a BIG smile on my face...so sweet.
scamps -
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Now that's just too sweet for words.
p -
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What a pretty baby!! Thank you for giving Rascal a furever home!!!!
MAYA -
oMG ,SO CUTE...
Toritat -
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ok that is just too CUTE! oh my god, that dog looks just like mine.
Joe -
There isn't enough "Awwwwww" in Awwwwww!!!
Soni -
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This looks like a baby Maine Coon with the lynx ears!
Carolyn -
I love tabbies, they're excellent cats, always a good temperament.
Misha & Yoshi -
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CUTEST. KITTY. EVER!
luvsthekittahs -
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Awww! What a FACE!
Bethyy -
gorgeous gorgeous GORGEOUS! <3
Sam888 -
I want to snorgle that kitty! nom nom nom that little belleh! SO cute.
weasley -
That is a baby Maine Coon if I've ever seen one!!1 Which I have. I have a beautiful Silver Tabby Maine Coon, and he looked just like that when he was a kitty. Plus that breed loves to have their tummies rubbed. Plus yes they I believe the only breed with the tuffs on the ears. They are called "Gentle Giants". You know hes going to be about 20+ lbs. Don't you? At least! They also like water, my guy is an "Ice Hockey" player on my tile. Love my Kitties!!!
weasley -
Also, if he is a full breed Maine Coon, That guy would have set you back about $500.00 dollars or more from a breeder. They are one of the most popular at cat shows. You lucked out! My sister has a similar story, and hers was a full bread "Turkish Van", which I had never heard of, but again, a very rare and expensive breed, and she just showed up on her porch? Lucky! Keep you eye on him, hes a diamond in the ruff! Enjoy, I adore mine.
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OMG!XD I'm gonna have a nose bleed from all the cuteness!!!:}
mini moon -
Rascal is sooooooooooooooo cute I hope he/her is going to live very long. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox
brandy -
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This is the cutest cat yet... i love the coloring sooo much... For my next kitty i will have to search out a kitty just like this...

I would love to see people posting a pic of the adult cat when available at the end... i love seeing how they turn out!!!
Jasmine -
What a cutie pie. I'm glad he Marie Ann found him, could have been in the wrong hands. God Bless
The Daily Kitten Krew -
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You're in luck, Brandy. Wayne sent us a picture of Rascal he took just today: http://thedailykitten.com/media/kitty...

Now that's a winter coat!!
debag -
there is no God and these are photoshopped
Dad -
Thanks everybody!!!
Ashley -
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That is so sweet that you saved the kitty. My husband and I found 2 kittens that weren't big enough to take the the humane society, so we kept them with the idea that we would take them when they got big enough. They are now part of the family and we couldn't love them more! Thanks for saving her!
LindaLee -
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Aww, he's absolutely beautiful!
JAZZY -
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I love seeing cats & dogs loving each other.....
Auriga -
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He looks like hes saying "Are you gonna eat all that tuna?"

I wanna scruff him all over.
Rachii -
all of these pics are gorgeous!!!!!! you are very lucky to have such a cute kitty
alyssa:) -
OMGeeeee!
sooo cuuuuttteee!
u got such a beautiful Rascal!
javet gretn -
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omg so cute i want it sooooooooooooooo bad it's adorable
:)
brenda -
What a precious love bug !
Lauren -
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He is too adorable! How can anyone say no to that face? He's so fluffy!
b -
He is stunning!!
Barbara -
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Rascal is a real sweety,and I am sure his name fits him well :)
Birman Mama -
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Such a sweetie! What an adorable little face!
Debra -
Look at those furry bat ears!
alyssa -
these pics are sooooooooooooo cute !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
B. -
Very beautiful indeed. And the adult version is even more adorable.
Wayne & Marie Ann -
Thanks everyone for the wonderful and sometimes very informative comments!!! He certainly looks adorable and the best part is,his personality is even better. We are very happy and thankful to have him. Something I found very interesting was that I may have a Maine Coon on my hands. I had no idea....The descriptions from Paulajeanne and Weasley sound very much like him... Thank u so much! We will have to investigate. Love W. & M.
Wayne -
Just for your information, these pictures were Photoshopped...but very minimally. Just basic curves and a bit of sharpening! The camera was a Nikon D 200 with an 85 mm, f 1.4 lens which I had pretty much wide open the whole time. I also used an on board accessory flash, the SB 800 set to balanced fill..That's it... no trickery....swear!!!
Wayne -
Just for your information, These pictures are Photoshopped, but very minimally. Some basic curves and a bit of sharpening...That's all!!!
The camera used was a Nikon D 200 with an 85 mm, f 1.4 lens. I think I had the lens wide open pretty much the whole time. I also used an on board accessory flash, the SB 800 set to balanced fill with the flash exposure set about 2/3 of a stop less than 0, or normal. These pics are the real deal! Thanks again and Rascal says Meeeooww!!!
Wayne For MC -
For MC. Yes there is, what you might call, a cat sanctuary behind and to the west of the main Parliament Buildings or Centre Block. To my knowledge the original man that started it on his own, is still running it. I don't know for sure because the last time I visited, was with my daughter about 5 years ago. As I heard the story, he was a grounds keeper at Parliament Hill and being an animal lover, started feeding some stray cats around the Hill. The "Hill" is right next to the Ottawa River and there is fair sized wooded area behind the buildings. He started this on his own and out of his own pocket.
What happened was though... cat word got around and before too long there were more and more kitty cats than this man,I can't remember his name off hand, but you could probably Google it, could afford to help! So.. being one to stand up to a challenge and try to solve a conundrum, this man thought...Hhhmmm, I'll bet other people care about these animals to so why don't I try taking up a collection...strickly donations of coarse.. and as far as I know the story, that is how he kept the Parliament Hill Cat Sanctuary going because quite quickly people word got out to and soon more and more people were stopping by to see what was, by this time quite a large kitty cat drop-in centre.
Well to cut a long story short... So much attention was finally brought to the situation of the stray cats of Parliament Hill, that the government basically had to get involved and are now officially the proud sponsors of the Parliament Hill Cat Sanctuary.
As far as I know... this is at least a close approximation of the real story. Yayyy!!! W
Carson -
Such an adorable sweetie. I fell in love with my little kitten since the day I found her stuffed into my next door neighbours old mail box. She seemed so scared but she soon fell in to place with us.
M -
Rascal looks just like my Charlie did when he was a kitten! Your family is great for taking this little guy in!
GoodbyeForALifetime -
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OMG adorable cuteeeeeee *__* I wnat to cuddle him... x)))
alyssa:) -
too cute for words!
Nisa -
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Adorable!!
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miao------------miao----------
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omg! that face is gorgeous.
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2 cute cant choose the best!!!
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oohhhhh precious!
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How cute & adorable!!! precious
charlie122 -
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SO CUTE!!!!
WHO WOULD EVER ABANDON SUCH A SWEET KITTY
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