I think I’ve had a cat in my life ever since I could recall memories. Growing up, my family had four cats all at one time. Whiskers, George, Clyde, and Thunder. My family also had a plethora of other pets, such as dogs, hamsters, fish, birds, and even a praying mantis at one point. While I consider myself an animal lover, I understand cats the most somehow. And it continues to this day when I meet a new kitty and show my gratitude towards it upon the first meeting.
I currently live with my boyfriend with our two wonderful boys, Frito (13 years old) and Koji (2 years old). We both absolutely require cats in our lives and expect to adopt more kitty babies! I cat sit for my parents who are regularly out of town, and have cat sit for my other friends while they are away!
Why Are Cats Important to Me?
It begins with offering your hand. It is up to the cat whether to accept or decline the offer. A cat’s trust, love, and affection is earned with respecting the feline’s boundaries (and maybe bribing with a couple Churus!). Finally earning that trust, maybe when a cat decides to flop next to me or headbutt my leg, is such a rewarding and wholesome experience. All cats are inherently good and the bonds we share with them cannot be described with words.
Frito has been my sidekick since I first adopted him when he was 8 weeks old in 2010. Since then, we have lived together in many cities, including Monterey where we were together in my dorm room. He has been in remission for about a year now from nasal lymphoma and has been even more talkative and energetic than when he was a kitten! I just cannot imagine my life without these wonderful creatures.
The Non-Feline Things
While cats play major factors in my life, I do have quite the variety of hobbies! I love playing video games, reading, and cooking together with my boyfriend. On my own, I love knitting, baking, archery, and am quite the car enthusiast!