Sometimes in life, the most special cats of all come to us when we least expect them. For Stephen, this is true in the form of a brown and white tuxedo cat named Burma. You see, Burma is special. And it’s not just because he has a zest for exploring the great outdoors, but it’s because he knows exactly when his human needs him the most, and he is always there for him.
It just goes to show you, that sometimes in life, the cats that we rescue pay us forward by saving us, too. I caught up with Burma’s cat dad hoping to feature him on the website, and thankfully he agreed. You might be familiar with Burma’s cat brothers from other mothers, Monk and Bean, too.
Everyone, meet Burma, also known on Instagram as Burma AdventureCat…
How did Burma come into your life?
I got Burma in spring 2013 when Puppi and I were living in our Jeep in Grants Pass, Oregon when we were sitting outside a grocery on the sidewalk having lunch when a homeless girl walked up with a carrier of kittens to give away. I asked if I could hold one and when I saw Burma and held him I knew immediately I wanted him and ask if I could have him and was keeping him. 🙂
How did he get his name?
I figured he has some Burmese in him since he’s a unique brown color so my mom called him Burma over the phone when I told her about him and that was the perfect name for him.
When did you realize his calling to become an adventure cat?
When I got him Puppi and I were spending more and more time in the mountains and spending more time away from society and so our life in the Jeep and in the wilderness was what we had to offer him, so he was simply going to adapt and do everything we did and be with us all the time. He had been born in and spent the first 8 weeks of his life in the cold and wet hills outside of town in late winter, so he had never known indoors. He was naturally used to being outside and cold weather, so life in our Jeep wasn’t much of a change. We were on the go throughout every day being in the go and in different places, often extreme environments were simply the lifestyle he knew and loved. I believe he was intended to be with us. His being an adventure cat wasn’t a past time it was his life for his first 3 years.
How does he get along with his cat siblings, Monk and Bean?
He gets along really well with Monk and Bean and most of my other cats in Virginia. He’s really adaptable to any lifestyle and despite him being incredibly rugged he actually can have a really friendly and loving way about him most of the time. 🙂
What’s something special you’d like people to know about Burma?
He is a blessing to Puppi and me and made a big difference in changing our life for the better during some of the hardest times of our lives. : )
I’d like to give a special “thank you” to Burma’s cat dad, Stephen, for allowing me to share his story and images with all of the Cattitude Daily readers. I’d also like to send my condolences out to Puppi, Burma’s dog companion, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge last year after a battle with lymphoma. For more of Burma and his exciting adventures, be sure to check out Burma AdventureCat on Instagram.