I spotted Patches at the local animal shelter. She was only about 7 weeks and her mother and family had been killed. I knew I had to have her. I wound up adopting 2 cats from the shelter that day and the older one became the mother figure to Patches.
This was 17 years ago. Patches passed away at home on November 25, 2008 a month after her mother figure, Tiger, passed on. Patches was scared of everything. It’s probably silly to say but we shared a bond. I stayed up with her all night as she was going through her phases of death. I left the room for an hour and fell asleep. It was within that hour that she left this world. I was awoken by her last loud meow. I still miss her and think of her often.
- Chrissy from Rockland County, NY USA
MoMo was abandoned by a family when they moved when she was 8 months. I took her in having been told it was a ‘boy’ cat. A few weeks later, her protruding tummy proved it was a girl.
MoMo is now about 8yo and is very affectionate and loves to lay in the sun and play with Karma. Karma was left on our front door step at about 5-6 weeks old. We were watchin TV and it was raining, and kept hearing a cat crying, our 4 cats were in. Finally opened front door and this little tiny kitty was sitting there. Dry.
She ran into our driveway and got up into the engine and wheel well of our car, we had the car up on a jack, tire was off and hubs was about to take the entire wheel well apart to get her out when she finally came out to some treats. Karma is now just over a year old, loves to talk to you constantly, can’t get enough love and will lay on her back forever getting her belly rubbed.
MoMo being mom-like sorta took her under her wing and they are best friends. Often napping together in the bed, or in this case, on the sofa in the sun. Their favorite spot. Karma chose our house to come live, knowing she would have friends and be totally loved. She also plays with our other 3 cats.
- Shannon from Eaglevilla, PA, USA
Mu Mum died in Sept 06.(England) I couldnt have Chloe here in Glasgow because of Henry & Harley, & cos she was a nervy cat.
My friend who helped me with the funeral & sorting out my Mum’s house etc took Chloe to her daughters, but Chloe was still too nervous & wasn’t getting on there. In the end my friend took her home to live with her & her 2 old cats. Chloe rules the roost, or likes to think she does.
I visit my friend 3 times a year. Tis lovely to see Chloe too, cos my Mum adored her. She is a lovely purry affectionate girlcat & she is very lucky =^..^=
- Suzanne from Glasgow, UK
We adopted Rose from NYPet-I-Care in April, 2001. She’d been abandoned and left to die. When she was found she had serious health issues but Dr Paul Cavanaugh (and his wife Marilynn Teres) fixed her up and let me adopt her. I brought her home to meet my husband and our other cat, Gus.
It was love at first sight for Rose, she fell for Gus and has worshiped him ever since. Gus does not reciprocate so its always fun to watch them play nice and then wrestle til one of us yells STOP. Rose is smart, funny and clearly missed out when Cirque du Soleil was auditioning … so please dont let Gus know Rose hoping to be the next Daily Cat pin up.. if she wins she wants to tell him herself.
- Daryl from New York, New York
This is Cuddles, one of the most talkative cats I believe I have ever had the pleasure of meeting/owning. We got him from the SPCA almost 9 years ago along with his sister. He has been a trip.
He loves everyone he meets and loves to talk and knead. He will not sit down or sit sill if someone is petting him and he also loves to play with his adoptive sister, Kiki. He is an expert hunter, much to his mother’s dissaproval, but she still adores him. He never ceases to put a smile on every face.
- Meghan from PA, USA
Thank you to everyone who participated!