At our office, we have a number of stray cats who come to hang out with us. We feed them and have fun petting them for stress relief. When it’s cold out, we let them stay inside. They all also have other houses they hang out at when we aren’t here. Sometimes they play well together and sometimes they hiss and fuss.
And then there’s my boy, Hobbes, who is spoiled rotten and lives at our house. Cats make me happy. They are way more loving than people give them credit for (and yes, I ended that sentence with a preposition which my dad ingrained in me not to do but I couldn’t think of another way to say it).
The first cat that adopted us at work was abandoned when her owner (who lived across the street) died. We, and the neighbor to the rear side of us, started sharing her. Since they live here, they kept her at night and weekends and we get her in the day. She’s a calico and we named her Cali. They named her Coco. 🙂 She’s on the top step of the back porch in the pics. She has been with us since December 2008 and is getting older and thinner.
The darker tortoiseshell one on the second step we named Camo. Short for Camouflage. Sometimes we can’t see here when the leaves are brown as she fits right in with them. She’s the sweetest of the crew. The man in the house to the side of us who moved in about six months ago has taken to her and she to him. He calls her Mamma. Before he moved in, she was hard to get to let us pet her but he’s made her more social.
The one in the client chair is Kit-en. Pronounced as our dear Kit with an N at the end. She’s a mess and loves to romp and play. My husband is fond of her and he is her human. He feeds her meat, biscuits and even occasionally scrambles her an egg with sausage. It’s hilarious to watch them share his breakfast at the office (his office is at the back of my building).
And then there is the king of the roost. Mr. Hobbes. He likes to mess up my side of the bed and make himself comfy there while I’m at work (only when it’s cold, though). Here he is in all his glory, too.
I’m surrounded by felines but that’s all right by me.
What animals make your life better? Share a few sentences or a photo!