Story of a White Rescue, Mister Peaches

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Mister Peaches

Written by ©Laura Layera (flickr:

Laura Layera and Mister Peaches

Laura Layera and Mister Peaches

Mister Peaches was rescued from the streets of Los Angeles almost 6 years ago. He roamed my neighborhood for at least a year prior to adopting us. That year he all but ignored us, he was a little ghost that would disappear when approached. He was frequently observed stalking birds and more often stalking and catching rats. I still have a hard time reconciling the image of him snuggling on laps and demanding food with the memory of him racing by with a large wriggling rat in his jaws.

He started sleeping under our car, warning us to keep away when we came near. One day we spotted him grazing in some potted catnip and he allowed us to pet him.

It wasn’t long before he started coming inside for some quality lap time. That went on all summer, until Halloween when I kept him inside for the night and he’s shared our bed since. Although he appeared to be utterly feral, he was already fixed and he took to the litter box without deviation – remarkable really, I’ve rescued much younger cats that haven’t managed this.

He has feline asthma, but he’s an otherwise athletic, loving, talkative, gregarious and highly intelligent little fellow. He counts many dogs as friends and lower status pack members (he’s truly a lion in his mind), but seems to get very territorial when any other cats come around. Since Mister Peaches came into our lives, I’ve never been happier. Either have the rats.

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32 Responses to “Story of a White Rescue, Mister Peaches”

  1. Oh what a cutie Mister Peaches is! WE are so glad that he found a wonderful forever home!

  2. Zee says:

    doesn't look feral at all, must be the love he received..sweet.. ^_^

  3. joanne says:

    What an adorable cat! He was not feral, just scared! Now he is loved!

  4. Beverly says:

    What a stunningly beautiful baby!!! I'm so glad he found such a loving home with you!!!!

  5. Tina says:

    Love your story! He's a beautiful cat! You're lucky to have each other!

  6. sea says:

    Lovely blue eyes!

  7. siew eng says:

    look at the range of expressions – not just a pretty face!

  8. Marilyn says:

    What a little sweetheart!

  9. Anna says:

    this is the job for supercat!

  10. Debbie K says:

    What a handsome guy! Love his bright blue eyes! Thank God he has a forever home with you! Rescued cats just have a special place in my heart. I have 8 that are rescues or babies of rescues.

  11. Norm says:

    What a great story and what a handsome Cat Mr. Peaches is!

  12. kacee says:

    Mr. Peaches is handsome and so loveable :) So glad you have found each other :)

  13. CatLover says:

    Since he was fixed he obviously belonged to someone at one time. So all though he came to lose his other home & was destined to the street-life for a while, his story has such a happy ending.

    • Alex says:

      Some states have trap-and-fix programs, but they usually signal that the cat has been through the process by taking a chip of one of the ears. His ears appear to be intact. His behavior suggests that he was out there a long time, so I can only guess that he lost his home while still very young…perhaps in the first 6 months of his life. You're right, though; someone lost a pet, and someone better got him.

  14. Brian says:

    I've seen handsome before, but dude, you're really handsome!!!

  15. Kristen says:

    he is such a beautiful baby!!!

  16. Jessica says:

    Simply gorgeous!

  17. Debbie says:

    Lovely. Those eyes are amazing. Very photogenic guy.

  18. Alex says:

    God, he's STUNNING…where did this cat come from? Eyes of that shade would suggest a Siamese background, and are rarely if ever found in street cats. Is he deaf?

  19. June Kane says:

    Mr Peaches is an Old Soul, for sure!

  20. Jemma says:

    Such a beautiful kitty!

  21. Dee says:

    wow…look at that mesmerizing eyes!! Sooo cute!! Love all Mr. Peaches photos

  22. isybilla says:

    you're such a great photographer! stunning photos of mr.peaches :) keep up the good work

  23. Vicky says:

    My grand nephew is gorgeous! You two even have the same big blue eyes!

  24. jmuhj says:

    Gorgeous portraits of a stunning cat! SO glad Mr. Peaches decided to come in from the cold and that he has found such a loving forever home. On this 10th Anniversay of Feral Cat Day, I pray that the same kind of miracle can happen for each and every cat who needs it. Cats are truly the most wondrous beings, so deserving of our love, respect, and caring!

  25. cathy says:

    my beautiful white cat, Mattie, has golden eyes, but Mr. Peaches eyes are just stunning! Mattie rules the house, too. She was a stray who came in all matted up, thus the name Mattie. she was at Petsmart in the rescue cage, surrounded by kids and dogs, and not caring a wit! we knew she would be the perfect cat for our noisy, crazy, two dog home. she sleeps in the dog bed, with the ramaining dog, and they clean each other. No more matts for Mattie – only forever love and care.

  26. Gregory says:

    Amazing story and incredible photography – love it all

  27. Kaira says:

    Such a handsome cat you are Mister Peaches….love you loads!!!! XOXO

  28. Starla says:

    OH MY GOODNESS!!! He's beautiful!! So glad he adopted you. :-)

  29. Brianne says:

    I am also wondering if he is deaf.

  30. Jenette says:

    I can't belireve you found something that beautiful roaming the streets!

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