November 23, 2020
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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Natthecat -
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A short but happy life, lived to the fullest. Such a great character was Optimus, so clever and cherished, that Kate adopted him herself. Guess we can't ask for much more out of this heart-felt story.
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Baby Optimus, you had fun during your short life and giving happiness was ingrained in your personality.
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cute kitty
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Every time I read Primus backstory I cry. God bless you for loving him!
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The most fabulous face of Optimus. Many kisses before he goes.
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I am glad you were loved throughout your short live. What a clever little kitty you were.
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I guess I am changeable. This heartbreaker was portrayed honestly and up front, so I saw him as a gift from above and was not irritated.
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precious baby so glad his short year was filled with love



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