Yes, this is Princess. We adopted her and her brother Patches 6 years 4 months ago. The cat we had before these two (BeeBee), had to be put to sleep.
We had BeeBee for a little better than a year, from the day he was born. Losing BeeBee broke my wifes heart for she got extremely attached to him. I did get attached to him also.
So we left the animal hospital and went right to the animal shelter. We had planned on just getting one kitten. When we got there a woman who had just got a kitten said that the litter she got hers from was all the way down at the end. So we went in and started walking toward the end of the cages looking at cats and kittens along the way, but really didn't see anything we wanted.
When we got to the last cage my wife opened the cage door and immediately picked up Princess and just as fast, fell in love with her. She said to me, this is the one, this is the kitten I want.
Looking in the cage and there was Patches looking at us with his sister. I opened the cage door and picked up Patches. My wife said to me, "what are you doing?" I said, "we can't just leave him here all alone, he belongs with his sibling." And needless to say, they have provided us with a lot of love, joy and happiness.
The Other Half
We adopted Patches when we adopted Princess. Even though we had planned to only get one kitten, I couldn't separate him from his sister.
As told in the previous story about Princess, we adopted these two right after we had to put BeeBee to sleep, whose photo and story are here also. My wife has had a cat around her all of her life and I have had cats in my life pretty often.
We have been married going on 18 years and have had at least one cat with us at any given time during the 18 years. The most we had with us at one time were thirteen. I personally love cats over dogs, because they are so independent, they do have a mind of their own. And I must admit, cats are less of a problem than dogs are. I do like dogs also, just prefer cats.
And we also have Pumpkin, he too has his photo and story here at Best-Cat-Art. He is the kitten and also the terror. He has gotten into a lot of trouble but is nearing the age that he will be settled down soon.
In all, we have three cats now and love all three as if they were children. They are our children to us. All three have provided us with a lot of fun and laughter as well as joy and love. To us, they are priceless.
I helped bring Squirrel into the world. I owned her mother (an outside cat) and naturally she got pregnant in the Spring of the year.
I usually had 3 or 4 litters of kittens in the Spring and sometimes in the Fall. For some reason unknown to me, my pregnant ladies wanted to give birth to their litter in my cat carrier.
I think it was because of the privacy and I always had a nice bed in there. The carrier was on the front porch where I fed them also so it made it convenient for mama to eat and to teach her babies where the food was.
Squirrel and her twin were born 17 years ago. Both were a soft solid gray with long hair. They looked like baby squirrels. I brought them inside when they were about eight weeks old. I named Squirrel and my son named Ladybug.
I had both spayed when they were about a year old. I also had their mama spayed as she had had two litters and I thought she needed a break from all that.
Ladybug was not an affectionate kitty most of the time. Now Squirrel was totally different. She slept with me- always laying on my hip. When I turned over she just waited for me to get comfortable and laid on the other hip. I have had several serious illnesses over the years and Squirrel always tried to comfort me by staying very close to me until I got well.
If I got sick she got worried and stayed so near and fretted until I got better.
We now live in a senior highrise in Kentucky and of course Squirrel is here with me. I have buried two husbands in five years and Squirrel has always been there while I cried; always close and worried. She still loves to chase a string or go after a fluffy little ball. She and I will always be together- until death do us part.