“When I adopted Tuxedo Mask (previously Isosceles) in December 2020, he became my beloved foster fail!” says Elizabeth.
“I received my first batch of five 2-week-old foster kittens in late August 2020. Tux instantly became attached to my fiancé and followed him everywhere as soon as he was old enough to free roam.
“Tux was the naughtiest kitten in the bunch. He’s extremely intelligent and highly adventurous, so he’s always getting into trouble. And because I already had two adult cats at the time, I wasn’t sure about adopting another cat, especially one as naughty as Tux.
“Of course, as time passed, my fiancé and I fell more in love with Tux. When we started taking the foster kittens out on stroller rides, he was the only kitten who loved it.
“Once he was big enough, we began to harness train him. Needless to say, he was supremely easy to train! And, naturally, at that point, we knew we had to keep him. How often do you come across a cat capable of walking on a leash?
“Surprisingly, Tux also loves car rides. It’s by far his favorite thing! He stands up on my leg to beg to go on a car ride every time I’m in the kitchen!
“Even more surprising is the fact that he’s become a great helper with any new fosters we receive. At first I was worried that some of his bad habits would rub off on the kittens, but he always behaves himself around them.
“Nowadays, he’s a chill, adventure-loving snuggle bug. He loves his siblings (we started with two and now have eight!) and spends most of his day on car rides or lounging in his hammock with his brother Kirby.
Furry Friends Fur-Ever Stories are compiled and written by Nomi Berger who is the bestselling author of seven novels, one work of non-fiction, two volumes of poetry, and hundreds of articles. She is a volunteer writer for Furry Friends in Vancouver, WA and also volunteers her writing skills to animal rescue groups in Canada and the USA. She lives with her adopted Maltese named Mini.