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As with Beefsteak Tomato, steak is the “coolest” cat, even on a road trip of 1,500 miles

How do you keep a beef steak tomato fresh for a 1500 mile distance?

If the tomato in question is a 16 pound ginger cat, make sure it has a litter box, picnic basket spot, and some stunning views of the road trip!

But why would a big ginger cat have to travel from California to Texas?

Because his home was waiting forever at the end of the journey.

Diane Barber / Facebook

Steak the Cat, the “coolest” tomato ever

Steak is a big ginger boy. It’s so red and round it looks like a beef steak tomato! Hence the unforgettable name steak. And although he looks like a tough Tom, he’s really just a big cuddle cat who loves to purr. In fact, Best Friends Los Angeles said to prospective adopters, “What do you get when you mix a tank with a teddy bear? You get a cozy piece of a cat called steak! “

Diane Barber / Facebook

But to be such a good kitten he was unlucky.

Steak shared, “My story begins in California. The City of Angels, and that’s exactly what I found when I was picked up as a stray by the LA Department of Animal Services. “

Despite having a painful case of scabies, Steak was still the gentlest of cats, and “he greeted every stranger as if they were just friends he was waiting for,” according to Best Friends.

Steak soon took the custody of Best Friends Los Angeles and befriended everyone, including Diane Barber, a former employee who is still volunteering. She referred to the orange tabby as one of the “coolest” cats ever when Best Friends groomed him for stomach problems caused by stress and problems with itchy eyes. When Steak found a home, Best Friends thought it had come to its magical end.

Steak, courtesy of Best Friends

But it shouldn’t be, so it could be

Unfortunately, this house had not come true Steaks dream and soon he was back at Best Friends. Diane saw the sweet tomato again and did not hesitate to throw him into her foster family. She quickly realized that his previous itchy eye problem was flaring up again. It found that steak “had entropion, a condition caused by the eyelids turning inward.”

After its operation, the ginger tomato was back in action and captured the hearts of followers on Facebook. Little did he know, thanks to these contributions his eternal family had already found him.

Steak, courtesy of Best Friends

Doug from Houston, TX checked out steaks on Diane’s Facebook and loved steak. Though distance separated them, he knew the large ginger tomato should be part of the family.

Diane seemed to know that Doug and Steak were meant to be together. When it came to bridging the 1,500 mile gap between them, Diane and her wife planned a road trip to bring steak home. She was worried about how he would handle the long drive, but it turned out that Steak was taking it just like everything else in his life.

Diane Barber / Facebook

“He was amazing,” reported Diane. “We picked up things for a picnic and found a park for lunch. We put a harness on him and he sat with us on a blanket. “

The trio traveled about 5 hours a day and Steak usually hung in his luggage rack with the door open so he could watch the sights go by while he was out forever.

By the time steak reached Doug’s arms, the ginger cat knew he had found his family.

Steak, courtesy of Best Friends

Now you can follow Steak the Cat on Instagram and catch this cute tomato in action.

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H / T: www.bestfriends.org
Feature Image courtesy of Best Friends & Diane Barber / Facebook

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