The Cuchel family was devastated when their daughter lost her cat of 16-plus years in September 2017, and was not planning on getting another pet. But, one day, the family saw Benjamin Mittens on a cat rescue group’s page, and the rest is history. The woman who runs the rescue told the family that they were saving him but, as it turns out, Benjamin was the one saving the adopting family. The Cuchels, shortly after, even rescued a little sister to keep Benjamin company. Benjamin likes plenty of attention and is comfortable sprawling out with his belly exposed. He has a shoe fetish, and loves to wear shoes, when he can get his paws on/in them. Benjamin even celebrates birthdays, albeit, begrudgingly. Benjamin lives with Cathy Cuchel and family in Land O’ Lakes.