Tommy the cat is a local stray in the neighborhood who found a family he could call his own.
“It’s more like he adopted us, to be honest,” sympson2612 shared on reddit. “He started hanging around our deck/yard this past Summer, and eventually we started feeding him. Next thing we know we got him his shots, got him neutered, and now he owns every piece of furniture and every person in this house. I think that was his evil plan all along…. We may have made a terrible mistake. ;)”
They decided to take Tommy in and right away the children fell in love, especially the family’s young son.
Whenever Tommy is getting ready to take a nap during the day, the tyke makes sure to tuck him in. This is his way of telling Tommy that he doesn’t have to worry anymore about being on the streets and that he has a loving home forever.
Tommy had to go to the hospital one day. “Our 4 year old wanted to make sure our cat was comfortable after going to the animal hospital,” he wrote.
“I have taught my son what a veterinarian does and went so far as to bring him to the animal hospital with me so he could see everything they did and explain to him why we couldn’t bring him to our regular vet’s office.”
Tommy has inspired his little human to be a veterinarian some day.
“This past year has been so wonderful having (Tommy) in our lives. He is the sweetest, funniest, most patient cat I have ever met. We are sold on ‘adopting’ stray cats from now on!”