November 23, 2022
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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KC -
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Ohhh I remember Optimus also because of his name. So sad that he only had one year with you but at least it was a happy one.
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I am glad you fostered Optimus Prime so he could have one good year of love and care. I am happy he was so well taken care of in his short life.
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Bless your hearts both of you . Not only did you make the kindest of choices, but you assigned yourselves instead of any others to shoulder the grief and pain of this loss.
Such a gorgeous delightful and cuddly little fellow surely should have lived much longer; But I just know he was given tons of attention & Love during his much too short lifetime. .
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I fell in love with him immediately and I too would have adopted him!

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