Anny A.

By Daniel McPartlan | Sep 27, 2023

Anny A.

"The things I love about cats are their independence and sense of themselves yet they are also loving and playful on their own terms. They are so beautiful, as someone said, "There is no need for sculpture in a house with a cat." It's hard to put into words how amazing I think they are. There is a dignity about them that says, "You expect me to do what???" They can look right into your soul."

I have been pet/house sitting for friends for several years, cats, dogs, and chickens, but cats are my favorite. As a kid, we always had 2-3 dogs, German shepards and mutts. When I was in my early 20s I had a horse for about 4 years. I always wanted cats but wasn’t able to have them until I was an adult with my own space. For about 4 years I had a family of raccoons I fed and they and the cats would sit out on the patio together. They all got along like a house on fire. My responsibilities for the cats and dogs were the usual, feed them, play with them, take dogs for walks, clean litter box daily, pet them, talk to them. I talk to cats a lot and tell them everything that’s going on, what we’re going to do, when their owners will be back, what kind of games they want to play. I can communicate telepathically with them. The 8 chickens involved letting them out of the coop in the morning and keeping an eye on them (coyotes, owls, raccoons), then bringing them in at night, feeding and watering them, plus making sure they were all in the hen house and it was securely locked. I have always felt a strong connection to animals, especially as I’ve gotten older. It is one of the ways that God communicates with me through them. The charities I choose are those for animal and environmental protection. Due to my living situations for a long time now, I have not been able to have my own cat and miss them fiercely.

My hobbies are figure skating (I’m a retired coach), hiking, old movies, I love books and read like crazy. I’m also an actress with an agent who sends me around 10 auditions a month, commercials only what with the strikes. I’m a member of the Group Repertory Theater in N. Hollywood. Two of my favorite books/films are the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Harry Potter series, but I have a wide range of books and authors I enjoy, as long as they are about human/family connections, their struggles and how they overcome and heal them. I love to cook and am quite good. I have zany things that come out of my mouth sometimes. For instance, one time during a break in acting class, we were standing around talking about where we are from. Someone said “Steve’s from Somalia” and I said, completely seriously, “You mean he comes from Somalia every week to go to class?” Of course everyone busted up laughing and I immediately realized how silly that was. The other side of me is that I’m extremely reliable, dependable, almost to a fault.