Who says man's best friend has to be a dog?
Rare is the feline who is into showering with his owner, which is just one of the reasons why Park Slope resident Jim Greene is desperate to find his gray cat, missing since July 27.
"He has followed me wherever I go for 10 years. He actually gets in the shower with me and sits on a shelf," said Greene in an email to DNAinfo.
Greene had just fed Smoke and left the feline alone for about 15 to 20 minutes when the cat disappeared a month ago. Smoke was lounging in the backyard of the Sackett Street home.
Greene said he regrets allowing the cat outdoors and has since built an enclosed "catio" space in which his other cat, Lola, can be outdoors but not free to roam.
Greene and his wife are "heartbroken" by Smoke's disappearance.
"Every night since we've had him, when I lay in bed, he crawls up on my chest with his face so close to mine as if to say 'Goodnight, my friend,'" Greene said. "The sadness is hard to contain."
Since Smoke went missing, Greene estimates that he's posted more than 1,000 fliers in the neighborhood, pleading with residents to come forward with any information they may have about the cat.
Greene suspects that the cat has been taken in by someone in the neighborhood.
"One might say, maybe he passed away? I don't believe it. All of our neighbors know that he is missing. I have been in almost every basement and backyard around my block," he said.
"Someone would have found him... At this point we feel he has been taken into someone's home, or out of the area, but we don't know."
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