Mommy found and scanned some photos of me a few days after I arrived here at my forever home. I told her NOT to publish these photos because 1.) The quality of the pictures is terrible and 2.) I was undernourished and my fur was 'ratty'.
Mommy reassured me that, just because I had a rough start, I would not ruin my image as a tough tortie. Instead it would be more like a success story of how far I've come from then. This was acceptable to me, although the quality of the pictures is still awful!
I was about 3 months old when these shots were taken and I was full of fleas and very hungry. I figured out pretty quickly that this place was perfect, though. I made myself at home right away.
Mommy thinks I was a cutie, but I'm just happy I grew out of that phase and turned into the strong, fluffy tortie I am now!