DexterI adopted Charlie when he was 12 weeks old from MHS It was my 25th birthday and my sister thought I could do with a loving pet. Of course, it might have had something to do with my hinting that I was thinking about getting a kitten…Hmmmmmm…

I was excited when I was looking at all the kittens available. I sat in that little holding room, and he immediately caught my eye, with his striking good looks and that lovely tuxedo coat!

I remember holding him, staring into his gorgeous green eyes, stroking his soft, soft coat, thinking, “You’re not Charlie, you’re Dexter and you’re coming home with me.” And thus a love story began 17 years ago. It still continues today. Dexter is now 17.5 years old and just as handsome and gorgeous as he was adorable & sweet when I first brought him home all those many years ago. I am so lucky and fortunate to have him in my life. He’s the sole keeper of all my secrets, the lover of my 2 dogs and most especially the best lap warmer in the world!

Thank you MHS for all the work you do, but most especially for bringing Dexter into my life.

Story submitted to Marin Humane Society