March 10, 2018
Kate says: Optimus Prime, the longhaired tabby of our foster litter, was named after Optimus Prime of the Transformers. He had lots of energy, loved to be held and purred like crazy. While he was still very young, we found out that Optimus Prime had a heart condition. It wasn’t long before we knew we had to adopt him. His siblings, Jem, Voltron, and Cobra, were adopted very quickly through OAR.

No one would have ever guessed by looking at him that Optimus was sick. At night we would put him in our kitchen (his purr was so loud it woke us up) and he would climb up the counter, get on top of the cabinets, jump out of the kitchen transom (small window above doors in old houses) onto the steps, climb upstairs and get into bed with me. He did this multiple times one evening before we realized what was going on. All this from a cat that was supposedly sick!

Optimus was a great patient, and great medical care was able to give him a happy, though short, life. After a year we lost Optimus, but adopting him was one of the best decisions we ever made.

All Photos Courtesy of and ©: Kate Westrich

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Dana Turner -
Thank you for letting him know love and happiness for the short time he had,
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Optimus Prime, yes. Prime indeed! Sorry he had only a short but happy life, full of mischief. What more can we ask? Optimus radiates in this photo.
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He was such a charming and loved short life, thanks to you!
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What a little darling you are. I’m so sorry you had such a short life. Pretty sure you were spoiled by your family though! Rest In Peace little one <3
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Such a precious little one. Kate, it is sad and it breaks my heart you had Optimus Prime for only a brief time. You gave him a wonderful life full of love and happiness. RIP sweet boy.
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So precious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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so glad that you made optimus short life so happy and blessed.
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what a sweety kiitty
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he is playing and healthy in the meadow now



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