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October 28, 2015

National Cat Day



The winner of my Halloween giveaway is....

Janie Junebug!

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Tomorrow is National Cat Day!

If you’ve been to my blog before, you know that I have four cats. I rescued them two years ago...and not from a shelter. I rescued them from the dangers of living outdoors. You see, this female cat was born outside my apartment complex. Her mom left with the other babies but this one stayed behind. I named her Kitty, fed her, and offered her shelter on my porch. She had three babies and then four more. Soon after having those four babies, she left. I took care of her babies from a distance until something happened and I knew I had to take them in to give them a safe home.

To read that story, go to The Great Kitty Rescue.

Now those four babies are my babies. I’ve shared pictures of them before (see: My Cats), so here are the best ones for this past year. :)


Last Christmas. Milo is the biggest pain in the butt!
Yup, Milo again.
This is Cole. He loves my desk.
Cole is my fatty. :P
Clover likes to look out the window.
And this is Otis. He loves boxes. The box he's sitting on is my
baby shower gift for my new nephew.
"Mom, what are you doing outside?"
"Mom, there's a lizard!"
My boys. Taking up the couch.


QUESTION: Do you have cats (or a cat)?


Celebrate your cat(s) today (and tomorrow)!

66 comments:

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Very cute! I like the ones where they're looking outside.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

They are so cute. And they all look different. Mom must've slept around.
I've always had cats and Rocko and Spunky were rescue cats that someone dumped in our neighborhood. Spunky died of cancer earlier this year, but this month marks ten that we've had Rocko.

Lisa Thomson said...

Awwwww, they are adorable! That's so sweet you rescued them ALL! Yes, I had a cat. My daughter found a kitten in a window well that mom had left. So, we adopted him. He was the best cat ever (besides your babies, of course :)) He died in 2005 right before my ex and I split. It was very painful. My ex was actually very cruel to the cat, so that's a whole other story but I mention it b/c the cat was really mine and my kids'. We loved him dearly. Happy cat day, Chrys!!

emaginette said...

Two and they are too much fun. :-)

Anna from Elements of Writing

Sarah Foster said...

Too cute! But I don't know how you deal with four of them! I can barely handle one. :)

Julie Flanders said...

Aww, they are all so cute! I love fatty Cole LOL. I didn't know it was Cat Day so thank goodness I found out in time to celebrate with Nate. He'd never forgive me if I missed it.

Pat Hatt said...

lol they are sure watching you outdoors. Wow, no room for you left on the couch haha

betty said...

That was such a sweet story of how you rescued them! I'm glad you stopped that horrid woman from possibly getting them. They are all adorable, look like they all have great personalities :)

betty

Jeffrey Scott said...

I've been here several times before but I don't think I recall you saying you have cats. Four of them? Wow, how do you manage? Of all the pets I could own, I think a cat is the one I'd like to have. So cool you rescued the kitties.
When I was younger I took a stray in and when I was first married I had a cat for a little while. But then my son was born and he was allergic so we had to get rid of the cat. I was very sad to do that. He was a cool cat and used to sit on my shoulder when I wrote on my computer or did dishes. He was funny.

Michael Di Gesu said...

What a cute collection of fur balls! I like cats but am highly allergic to them, sadly.

Happy Cat Day!

Beth Ellyn said...

I CAN'T HANDLE THIS lol I am a cat nut...I just adore cats. I have my sweet Penny Belle whom I'm sure you've seen pics of on my twitter or blog. Your babies are gorgeous!!! I want to smush their faces lol

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks! I like those too. Then again, I like them all. ;)

Chrys Fey said...

Yup. She did. LOL! Everyone is always so surprised that they came from the same litter.

I'm sorry about Spunky. :( But I'm glad you still have Rocko.

Chrys Fey said...

I am one of those people who would take in every stray cat if I could. lol I'm sorry that your ex treated the cat bad. If anyone treated my cats cruelly I'd kick their asses! I am super protective of them because they're still scared of people they don't know. They are just now getting used to my nephews who come over after school once or twice a week.

Chrys Fey said...

LOL!

Chrys Fey said...

These boys can sure be a handful. But I couldn't split them up.

Chrys Fey said...

Fatty Cole is my baby...err...my big baby. :P I hope Nate has a good National Cat Day. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Nope, no room at all for me.

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks, Betty! I couldn't let her get them. Just couldn't.

Ha! They do. Each one of them has a distinct personality. They entertain me. ;)

Chrys Fey said...

Ha! I have. ;)

I'd be devastated if I had a child and he/she was allergic to cats. My heart would be torn. I'd have to give my cats to my mom.

She sat on your shoulder? That's too funny!

Chrys Fey said...

Oh no! Good thing pictures of them won't get her allergies going.

Chrys Fey said...

HAHAHA! :p

I have seen pictures of Penny and she is adorable!

Crystal Collier said...

Now I'm really glad I included a cat in my post for today. =) Did you end up contributing to that cat anthology a year or so back? The Cat Who Chose Us? That's where this post takes my brain.

http://www.amazon.com/Cat-Who-Chose-other-Stories/dp/1326012940

diedre Knight said...

What a delightful cat family! Can't believe they're all boys and seem to get along quite well. The most I've ever had at one time is eleven, when roommate's cat had kittens the same week mine did!
My ballet teacher had over twenty she kept in a huge indoor/outdoor rec room. I absolutely loved spending weekends with them :-)

sherry fundin said...

I am a dog person, but can appreciate people's love of cats. They look like they have a great life and know it. :-)
sherry @ fundinmental

Chrys Fey said...

I did contribute to it. :) The post I mentioned "A Great Kitty Rescue" is in it. :) And I have a copy.

Chrys Fey said...

There was a time a couple of months ago where two started fighting but all is good now.

Gosh, when I had a kid I had more than 11 and 20 cats. I'm embarrassed to say just how many. LOL

Chrys Fey said...

And I can appreciate people's love of dogs. :D

Carrie-Anne said...

At the moment, I only have stuffed cats. Someday I'd love to have a whole menagerie of many types of animals—cats, dogs, horses, lizards, tortoises, goats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hermit crabs, pigs, birds.

Chrys Fey said...

So you want a farm. :) I would like a couple more pets but my cats are scaredy cats. LOL

Suzanne Furness said...

Aww love the photos and love cats! We have one at the moment, Tilly she's called. Happy National Cat Day to kitties everywhere.

Loni Townsend said...

My husband likes cats, but he's allergic to them. We've adopted two and have had to pass them along to friends of the family because within a few hours, my husband couldn't breathe. At least they are living inside instead of at a gas station or outside of a grocery store (where we got them).

Anonymous said...

I never got to have a cat growing up because my dad was highly allergic. Hubby and I keep talking about getting one, but I don't want to go to the shelter because I will want to take ALL of them home and I can't.

Chrys Fey said...

Tilly is such a cute name!

Chrys Fey said...

Oh dear. That would break my heart.

Chrys Fey said...

I would want to take them all home too.

diedre Knight said...

Cat heaven! :-)

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Your cats are beautiful. I have two, both of them just showed up on my patio one day, not at the same time. Patches came to us in 2006. Tiger adopted us in 2008. Patches is hyper and likes to bully Tiger. Tiger is laid back and runs from her. Tiger was in bad shape when he first appeared. One ear still has a scar and is smaller than the other. The vet did a great job bringing him back to good health. A couple of years ago the vet diagnosed him with FIV. So, I'm very watchful over him. He's such a sweetie. I do try to keep them separated, but it's not easy. I love them both.

Chrys Fey said...

Exactly. ;)

Chrys Fey said...

I'm glad Patches and Tiger found their way to your patio. Poor Tiger.

Nick Wilford said...

They look like great characters! We like cats, but my wife is allergic. With four dogs, I know all about the couch-hogging issue though!

Birgit said...

OMG your cats are adorable and so funny. Bless you for taking them in. I will have to read about their history after. My hubby and I have 5 cats and 1 dog-all rescued. I am actually the dog person and my hubby the cat person but all animals are wonderful. The dog, Wallace, is from Louisiana, and he looks like a Dingo. He has a phobic fear of the outside and still shakes when he has to go out. The oldest cat, Naddie, was rescued from a barn and was very tiny. My hubby rescued him before I met him. The 2nd , actually, is not a rescue but from a store, my hubby fell in love with her and got her 2 weeks after i met him. She is the Diva. Jade is our lover because she head butts you and sleeps on you purring and licks and licks. She loves licking Wallace who also loves being licked. She was a rescue with more kittens left behind by students. They were so hungry they ate crayons! Poor thing. The next one is our tub of lard, Mia, she is 20 lbs! We got her this way and have tried to get her skinny ever since. The family no longer wanted her and I felt if she was given to the Humane Society, she would have been put down. She hates all the other animals. The last one is just this year. Kaspar! As my hubby says "Kaspar the disaster!" He is so much fun but gets into everything and he is not allowed anywhere near my Christmas tree. He was found on a golf course and was sick when we got him. That is our brood

Chrys Fey said...

So many are saying they or someone else they know is allergic. Sad.

Chrys Fey said...

I lovedon't reading this history if your pets and love that both of you brought in these poor babies. I couldn't imagine cats being so hungry they eat crayons. That's heart breaking.

Liz A. said...

Nope, no cats. No pets at all. My SIL rescued her cats from a dumpster. Yep, someone put a couple kittens in a dumpster.

Chrys Fey said...

That is horrible. I don't know how anyone could do that to kittens. Or any animal.

Botanist said...

LOL! Milo and Cole look just like our Tigger and Teevo. I often wonder where those two rascals get to when they go wandering...

sage said...

I had a cat that lived to 16... she died and my young daughter's breathing improved, so I haven't gotten another cat

Chrys Fey said...

Milo, Cole, Tigger, and Trevor could be related. :p

Chrys Fey said...

My cat Rosie who I had for 18 years died last year.

Patsy said...

I have a fictitious cat (and an imaginary dog) but no real live pets as we travel so much.

Your four look as though they keep you entertained.

Debra Renée Byrd said...

So cute. I want a cat again. Maybe I'll get a shorthair.

Chrys Fey said...

Fictitious cats are great. :)

They do keep me entertained.

Chrys Fey said...

That would be nice. :)

Sherry Ellis said...

Yay, Janie! I didn't know it was National Cat Day. I'll have to do something extra special for Bootsy. Your cats are cute!

Chrys Fey said...

I bet Bootsy would love something extra special. :)

Elizabeth said...

Happy Cat Day! I have a cat named Kitty :) I currently have three indoor cats that I featured in a post not too long ago, and one outdoor cat who visits a lot. I love your cat pictures, especially those last two with all four cats, so cute :)

Chrys Fey said...

Aw! Kitty is such a cute name for a cat. :)

klahanie said...

Hi Chrys,

I just had Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar read me this post of yours. After reading it and looking at the photos, she's now needing a bit of comfort. Poor dog will recover from seeing the cats, I'm sure.

Happy "International" Cat Day :)

Penny's alleged human,

Gary

Chrys Fey said...

Tell Penny I apologize for tormenting her.

J Lenni Dorner said...

Meow! I love cats. I don't know why they insist on jumping on trees that are brought inside. Or trying to eat tinsel. But those are some excellent writing buddies you have there.

Mary Kirkland said...

Your cats are too cute. I've never had a cat and the dog I have right now is my first dog. Most of the pets I've had over the past 20 years have been rodents.

Yanting Gueh said...

Otis, Milo, Clover (who reminds me of a cat I used to ... hang out with) and Cole are beautiful, Chrys. I used to have two cats, stray as well. Both passed away (old age) few years ago and I haven't taken any in since.

Chrys Fey said...

I know. Cats are silly.

Chrys Fey said...

Rodents make great pets though.

Chrys Fey said...

Strays are the best pets. I am one to take in strays all the time.