The tomcat affected by dwarfism has a very characteristic charming aspect due to the illness. The small size is not the only distinguishing feature. Widget’s lovely grumpy face and lovable demeanour attracted his adoptive mommy.
Michelle Roberts is a foster volunteer for the Carroll County Humane Society. She is therefore accustomed to receiving cats of all ages into her home to care for them and get them back on their feet before they are offered for adoption.
When kittens only 4 to 5 weeks old arrived at the shelter, Michelle was assigned to take care of them. One of the kittens was different from his siblings. “He was smaller and lighter than the others. He also had that ‘grumpy cat’ face that I had noticed in dwarf specimens before,” Michelle told us.
Even before having met him in the flesh, a Good Samaritan had fallen under his spell.
In the first 2 weeks with Michelle, the entire litter grew dramatically. But Widget remained small. However, his cheeky personality was no slouch.
Despite his surly pout, the kitten was extremely affectionate towards Michelle. And a strong bond was created between them.
When the babies reached the age and maturity to go on new adventures, they all found a family very quickly. However, Michelle wasn’t ready to let Widget go.
So she decided to officially adopt him. « I’ve always said that a cat or a dog chooses its human rather than the other way around, » said the Good Samaritan.
Since then, Widget has grown up and is enjoying a good life. The cat is very expressive and leads his little world with a wand. He weighs less than 3 kilograms, but makes up for it with a big personality.
In addition, he likes all the activities reserved for cats: sleeping in the sun, playing with pieces of crumpled paper or even waking up his mistress in the middle of the night.