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Rosey-Posey   Leave a comment

Name: Rose
Age: 5 years
Sex: Female
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Likes: WET FOOD; mashing her face into hard objects and sleeping that way; her cardboard box, cat tube, and tent (no other cats allowed); standing over my face while I’m asleep and shouting
Dislikes: When other cats try to use her cardboard box, cat tube, or tent; closed doors; when me or my boyfriend sleep without asking her first if it is OK; soft sleeping places

For the past week, my poor little Rose has been very sick with some chronic digestive issues, which have precluded me from posting on a regular basis. She is on the road to recovery (thankfully) and it only seemed fitting that my first post after the hiatus be dedicated to her.

Rose came into my life when I went to the shelter to adopt a friend for Isobel and fell in love with an adorable kitten (Sophia). Problem was, she had a twin sister that she was bonded with (Rose), and well being the softie that I am, I couldn’t bear to separate them. So I adopted them both and I couldn’t be happier.

Rose gets her name from the character on the Golden Girls because that is exactly her personality, a little dim but so sweet and gentle. A truly awesome cat who acts as the peacekeeper in my crazy multiple cat household.

Rose

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Rose

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Sorry about the size… This is another picture from my film camera which was then scanned into digital.

Rose

Peek-a-boo!   1 comment

Name: Linus
Age: 1.5 years
Sex: Male
Breed: Domestic Short Hair (DSH)

Today is just one of those crazy-town busy days! Somehow there is always time for pictures of cute shelter cats though…

I shot this picture last evening of my little Linus and had to quickly take a moment to share it with everyone. He is a serious under the covers cat. From the moment we brought him home from PAWS, he nestled under the blankets and hasn’t really moved since. This is what happened when I sneaked up and exposed him yesterday:

Linus

Isobel   Leave a comment

Name: Isobel
Age: 7.5 years
Sex: Female
Breed: Domestic Short Hair (DSH)
Likes: Open windows, being belly-up in the middle of the floor, the red blanket (pictured), hiding important things like keys
Dislikes: Linus chasing her around, Sophia smacking her in the face, closed doors, thunderstorms, wet food of any kind, Linus (wait, did I say that already?)

Isobel came into my life when she was only 6 months old. My apartment building in college had a rodent issue and my landlord was too cheap to hire an exterminator. The solution?  He actually changed the lease to allow pets and paid for Isobel’s adoption fee. It turned out well for the both of us: I got my first cat as an “adult” and my landlord didn’t have to pay for an exterminator for my apartment.

At the shelter, Isobel won me over with her sweet and clumsy ways. When I got her home she immediately jumped onto the large pile of clothes covering the papasan chair (hey, it was college), started purring, and fell asleep. Since that time, we’ve been through 4 moves and 3 different cities together. She is the most well-behaved, easy-going, and tolerant member of my feline family. She demands the least, but deserves the most.

Isobel

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This image was taken with my now deceased Pentax film camera about 6 years ago in the aforementioned apartment, hence the “grain” in the image. Sometimes, I really miss film (just not the cost!)

Isobel

Linus   Leave a comment

Name: Linus
Age: 1.5 years
Sex: Male
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Likes: Eating hair, the catnip donkey, Isobel, sleeping under the covers, and throwing dry food all over the house
Dislikes: The fact that Isobel does not reciprocate his love, Sophia smacking him in the face, the bathroom door being closed, wet food with beef in it

Oh, Linus. He is the newest addition to my personal cat family and a PAWS Chicago graduate. Linus had a rough start to life; someone put a collar on him when he was very small and never loosened it. This has caused him to have some lasting breathing issues, walk a little bit funny, and well, let’s just say that Linus is not the sharpest tool in the shed. All that being said, he is the most sweet, playful, and grateful cat on the planet.

Also, he is quite the looker. Linus is a natural in front of the camera, as you can see in the shot below. I’m sure that this will not be the last time you see Linus on this blog.

Linus

Posted June 17, 2010 by Heather in Adult Cats, Cats, My Cats, PAWS Chicago

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