Lovin' all the cat tales & pics :muah:
We've got 8 in our blended family. I had 3--
Pat is the oldest of all of them. She's 13 1/2, a brown tabby & has become a total daddy's girl. I got her as a kitten from someone in lieu of a donation to Greenpeace (I used to canvass).
Nimue (aka Fuzzy or Chunky Monkey) is 8. She's the only longhair (grey with white chin, chest, tummy & paws). My neighbor & I found her & her sister under a pickup truck in a parking lot. They were filthy, starving & covered in fleas. She took one; I took the other. Oh, and she had ringworm too. :ick:
Dusty (Dustmite) is my baby. He's 3 1/2Momma was a Bombay, but daddy was a tabby. He's got white splotches on his chest, "pits," tummy (looks like he's wearing a bikini) and paws. He's also got ghost tabby stripes. He & his sister were rescued (with their mom) from the pound. Mom rejected them; I had rescued a pregnant cat who'd just given birth. She accepted them like they were her own. (Everyone went to lovely homes.)
My husband's contributions:
Gram & Emmylou--they're 9, & brother & sister. He weighs about 36 lbs; she's about 26. Both tabbies (although she's more white than tabby). They get shrimp for dinner every night. Not too spoiled, eh?
Nina--brown tabby girl who's 5. She was placed in a rescue group, and kept getting bounced from homes b/c she poops on the floor. He took her home to get a "break" from being in a cage in the store (note this; it becomes a pattern). Needless to say, she didn't go back. She's gotten sweeter with more space to roam.
Valhalla's 7. Tabby with white, he truly is a sweet boy. He's deaf (polyps & weird goop that was incredibly expensive & time consuming to get rid of). One of the rescuers in the organization where Nina came from needed to place him with someone who could care for him (see ear issues). Have I mentioned the blinking pink neon "SUCKER" sign on my husband's forehead???
Autumn is 4 1/2. She's a bitchy pastel tortie. She was also in rescue, and again, the Husband felt she "needed a break." She adores Valhalla, but persecutes Fuzzy. She can be really sweet, though.
He also had another cat, (yes, one who "needed a break") but sadly, Maxine had to be put to sleep in September. She was a white kitty with tabby splotches & tabby tail. She was a total Daddy's Girl, who'd jump up on his lap when he got home. We miss her.