Re: How to Wrap a Cat for Christmas
posted at 12/26/2012 1:17 PM EST
In response to yogafriend's comment:
In response to ZILLAGOD's comment:
We have 7 cats and I know at least two would bite your hand and draw blood if you tried that with them. I am looking at two scars on my right hand from yesterday when I simply tried to get one of them to move so I could get up. Seems she was very content sitting on my chest while I was relaxing on the sofa and didn't want it to end just yet.
The fun never ends.
Okay, assuming that's not a typo, you have seven (7) cats. OKAY. Let's hear a little story about how this came about. Would love to know.
My brother had about 5 at one point. They broke that pattern when they got a dog. :)
I had a friend who also had about 7-8 kitties at one time, as she worked in a shelter and adopted many. She and her husband split up at one point, and b/c she was moving to an apartment, he kept 5, she took 2. He remarried another friend of mine (cute story, really) and she had two kitties , so they were back up to seven. :)
Over time, as the kitties departed for kitty heaven, my friends had a couple of human babies, so that more than helped fill the void. :) They now have two of each (human and feline).
Actually I miscounted we have 8.
Why? The woman I have lived with for 20 years is crazy.
If you would like details, I could write a book. Our yard has become a "home for misfit kitties." We have at least a half dozen small structures they can use for shelter and dishes of water and dry food are placed at various points around the property. The backyard is spacious and the property extends back with a large wooded area. 3 of our cats , go outside ( when they feel like it) while 5 stay indoors always. The ones that go outside seldom leave the property ( they love it, why would they go anywhere else?) Of the 8 , 3 are strays who wandered to our yard and never left. 2 are from a shelter. The another 3 were unwanted by their owners. They all get along reasonably well, except L.C. ( pronounced Elsie) , a skinny , petite female ...who will rip skin from your arm if she doesn't get her way ( the reason for the scars on my hand). Cats sleep for most of their day, so although it sounds like alot, you would barely notice them.
It may surprise you that back in the mid-90s we had as many as 17 at one time.