I’ve always loved animals and because my mom felt the same way I think she fostered and helped further develop that side of me. Even though my dad came from the school of thought that “animals didn’t belong in the house” we did have a few pets when I was growing up. He softened over time and then finally a cat my mom rescued snuggled her way into his heart; she would curl up on his lap every night as he read the paper. After that he seemed to develop a soft spot for cats too.
While I love animals, I’m especially drawn to cats — my husband is too, which works out well. We currently share our home with three cats; the cat my husband had recently adopted when I met him and two rescue kitties we’ve adopted along the way.
Over the years I’ve learned a lot about living with and caring for cats and I want to use this site to share what I’ve learned.
Meet Our Kitty Companions
Boo, who looks like a miniature black panther, is the oldest and wisest of the three. He’s one of those cats who seems like he has an old soul. He is strong, stoic and very parental. He’s the leader of the household; he protects everyone and keeps things in check. He’s also the best buddy of the next oldest, Twila.
We found Twila on a farm when she was about 5 weeks old, looking lost and alone. We couldn’t find any sign of her mom or any siblings and since I knew that farm life could be rough we decided to take her home with us. She has a look and quality that makes her feel like an eternal kitten, both because she gets so excited about things and because she needs to be protected and taken care of. She’s a little more high strung and wild than your average domestic cat, but she also has an incredibly sweet side that seems to be coming out more as she ages.
Sukis is the latest addition to our home. When I found him he was hungry, matted and had a huge bacteria-filled, infected open wound on his hind leg. After spending 6 months tending to his wound and regularly changing his bandage, under the supervision of our wonderful vet, he’s now a happy, healthy kitty. He’s an entertaining little guy, who loves to play with his toys (he especially likes to pick them up and throw them with his mouth). He also seems to love his humans; he follows us around regularly and sleeps with us every night.