Before he was sledding down hills, the kitten - a 5-month-old tuxedo cat named Weston - lived at the Lewis County Animal Shelter in Washington. Last October, Jesse Smith and his wife Ashley went there looking for a cat with exactly Weston's markings.
"My wife has always had tuxedo cats," Smith explains. "Our previous tuxedo, Gaige, had just passed away."
Finding Weston (who has the same markings as Gaige, according to Smith) was like serendipity, and the couple quickly adopted him.