When I was in college, a calico kitten adopted me. I called her C.C. (for Calico Cat). C.C. was not a cuddly cat, but she was affectionate on her own terms. She was also quite smart. My (now adult) son remembers a day when he was sitting on the floor playing checkers with a friend. C.C. was sitting to one side of the checkerboard. As my son's friend pondered which move to make, C.C. reached out with her paw and moved one checker exactly one space diagonally. I know this actually happened because I was watching at the time!
Today, five felines live with my husband and me. Here is a little bit about each of them:
|Gizmo as a baby|
|Gizmo at age 16|
Gizmo was about 8 weeks old in 1997 when he caught my attention. I was in my basement doing laundry when I heard loud, plaintive cries coming from outside. It sounded like the catbird I had heard many times, but very close to the house. It turned out that the racket was coming from a tiny kitten who was huddled under the woodpile. Instead of a long tail he had a very short one with a bloody stump on the end. Clearly something bad had happened.
|"Monday" - shelter photo|
|"Arbuckle" - shelter photo|
Karma's nicknames are Karmi, Karmalita, Karz, and Karzby. Buckles is sometimes called Bucky, Count Buckula, Buck-ells, or Buckita.
SOFIA & SAMSON
|Sofie and Sammy - July 2008|
|Sofia - January 2011|
|Sammy - spring 2011|