Saturday, April 12, 2008

It's all about the cats!

Our household consists of 9 cats. You can imagine the joy and fun we have with them. Each with his/her own personality, no two alike. We would be totally lost without these guys. We have 6 males and 2 females. All have been fixed.

As for vacations, we usually take them seperately. This year we would like to take it together but haven't figured out what to do just yet. We are very protective of these guys and don't just want anybody taking care of them.

The reason I made this post was to tell you about some of their antics. We have an outside dog and he gets fed canned dog food, one of the cats likes to lick the gravy. He can be dead asleep and as soon as he hears you getting the can opener out, he's right there. If we don't let him, he sulks!

Another one loves to play in the kitchen sink faucet. We leave it dripping for him, not a lot though as we are on a well and it costs to leave it running. The same one knows when you open a string cheese, no trying to hide the fact that you are getting ready to eat one!

There was something wrong with one of them at birth and he's in his own little world, but we love him to pieces. He loves just to bat around a small stuffed animal. He had a favorite but we had to throw it away, torn to pieces and I haven't been able to replace it yet. It was a TY beanie baby, Rafiki from the Lion King. I bought him a bear and he's okay with it but still looks for Rafiki.

Another one will just come up to you and bust his head into your face. He's made me bite my lip a few times.

Besides the 8 cats in the house we also take care of 9 feral cats outside. They are all wild but one though so we don't get to love on them.

I could go on and on about these guys but will stop here. Would love to hear about your cats. Leave a comment about them and post a photo of them on my guestbook.


Rosebud Collection said...

We had an upset this week..had to put down Squeaks..18years daughter had him since 9..It was a very sad time for us..but on the happy side, he gave us much happiness. I have his picture on my blog..

WoodNVisions said...

I am sorry for your loss. They become such a big part of our families and it's so hard when it is their time to go.