Remembering Gene Gray

Remembering Gene Gray

Gene Gray was our backyard cat for about 4 years. He randomly showed up one day and we fed him with the rest of our feral colony and after a couple weeks, he just stayed in the backyard. We bought him a cot and a heated house for the winter because he was never interested in the humans or coming inside. Finally in January, he decided it was time and came in when we left the door open. Even more shocking, he let us pet him and purred so loud! We got him checked out at the vet where we found out he was a boy (we thought he was a girl so originally his name was Jean Gray…oops!). Unfortunately, he must have decided to come in finally because he had cancer and he wanted to end his days in comfort. I'm glad we were able to give him 3 months of love, soft bedding, and climate control. I'm going to miss him headbutting my face at 4am every day.