Well, since you asked...lol
I have a big kittie crew and I too am allergic, although my allergies are getting better and washing hands is the most effective remedy. I still love
dogs but there is just something special about cats
All of my cats were either strays or from a shelter.
My first is Halo, a large male brown tabby who is the biggest teddy bear on the planet. He's kinda slow but is the coolest laid back cat you will
ever meet, and is especially attached to my youngest teenage daughter. He is almost 11.
Then came Cuddles, a copper red tabby I adopted from the shelter at 5 weeks old. I wrote about him on ATS a while back, a story of him getting lost
for 2 weeks and the psychic bond of love and communication that helped me get him back! He is 9.
Then came Mocha, Diva and Ginger, three sisters I adopted from a shelter that I felt compelled to adopt because I just knew they needed to be kept
together and I was willing to do it. They are very timid and not too friendly. Ginger is all white with a few red markings, Diva is a BIG GIRL, white
with grey markings and just beautiful, and Mocha is a grey and brown tabby with a nose that looks like a chocolate chip. Diva and Mocha love to cuddle
together on cold winter days. They are 8.
I was prepared to stop at these 5, but as life would have it....not soooo much!
After my mom had a stroke and was unable to care for her 4 cats, I took them in, because to me they are part of the family and I wasn't about to let
them go to the shelter.
So, now I also have Angelle, a sweet girl with big round eyes and not very bright...she tends to act before thinking and I've had to rescue her from
some unfortunate situations!
Magi, a black and grey tabby who is exceptionally intelligent and very athletic.
Crookshanks, the best little hunter I've ever seen. He is a an orange tabby with green eyes, very smart, and very attuned to nature. We used to live
on a bayou in Louisiana and he could actually stand on the bank of the bayou and catch live fish! I wont' even begin to relay how he deals with
Then there is Tinkerbelle, a little bitty fluffy I don't know what, that showed up after a hurricane by my mom's house, and walked right through the
open door into her house as if she had always lived there....
Since acquiring those 4, I had enough, although the universe wasn't quite done with me.....
Along came Meow-Meow (don't ask, my boyfriend named him after too many beers) He showed up at around 4 months old, a fluffy orange kitty, very afraid
and living underneath the back shed until he got up the nerve to let us pet him. He is still somewhat neurotic but we love him...
Then another kitten named Oreo, a female black and white kitten with big round eyes, was rescued by my daughter from a horrible situation. She nearly
died about 2 months ago from a ovarian infections but has fully recovered.
Then came the love of my life, Tonks, a sweet and fiesty female that I swear was sent by God/the universe just for me. I seriously have waited for her
all of my life! She is a healer kitty that will lay upon someone that is sick. For example, whenever my blood pressure gets high, she just knows and
will come and lay across my chest for 15 or 20 minutes and when she senses I'm okay, off she goes....She is very petite and has a beautiful
mutli-colored spotted coat.
Then last winter, I came across Jade, a black kitty with beautiful jade green eyes, that was starving to death, skin and bones, living in the gutters
under the street with no protection from the harsh cold. She looked like she had been hit by a car because she was in a lot of pain and limping badly
from her hip. I couldn't turn my back on her, gave her a home and I'm happy to say she is doing great, healthy and healed. She miraculously survived
a pitt bull attack last month and has no injuries from it, I think the universe just wants her to know what love is....
And now there is a baby white kitten that has found it's way to me, he is scared of all humans, and hides in the bushes. I have fixed him up with a
crate with a heated blanket inside of it, wrapped in old comforters, and hooked him up with food and water. He is doing better but is still scared.
I'm trying to find him a great forever home.....
I only have 6 that stay inside my house, the others stay outside under my very large porch that faces the backyard. They each have a crate that is
insulated with old comforters and blankets and have heated blankets inside each of them to lay on, they love it! And yes, they are all fixed and
vaccinated, and very rarely leave the backyard, I try very hard to be a resposible pet owner!
I look forward to reading about everyone's babies!