Willie was abandoned outside the building where Judith was working in 1990. Kind-hearted (read "sucker") Judith took him home, a skinny, dehydrated, starving and sick kitten. He wasn't supposed to live... Guess what! Jennifer and Judith took turns spoon-feeding him around the clock. Willie is now an gorgeous, healthy, "older" cat, weighs 8 pounds and is a real lover boy.
Willie is a ginger tabby with a little white, and ginger eyes.(aka SOC, the Stupid Orange Cat). He was named for all the Star Trek Williams (Shatner, Riker, etc). We just didn't have the heart to call him Wesley. He's very, very sweet and cuddly, but very timid too, as immortalized in Judith's song, Strange Love . He loves to chase mice (and catch them). His shining moment this past summer was nailing a chipmunk right in our backyard. We made him give it back, but he still looks for it when he's out for a romp. He'll chase a paper ball and bring it back too!
Jennifer was his special person and he's NOT forgiving her for moving out. Right now, he's making do with Judith as his Mom but gets a substantial amount of cuddling from Dave too. He's a skritch-aholic and will beg petting from anyone who isn't a stranger.