In 2005, we happened upon Petco to buy some food for our cat, CryoCat, and came upon your presence in the store. We were looking at all the cats and one caught our attention. A 5-year-old tuxedo cat named Andy. We made an instant connection with him and decided to add him to our family. We were told he was abused by his prior owner and in the beginning, he would act afraid of Mark. With time, Mark’s his best friend!! I was leery to have a 2nd cat, but quite quickly, Andy fit in. He’s a real talker, very loving and very proprietary when it comes to the bed we sleep in. If I don’t prop the pillows correctly when I go to sleep, Andy will snuggle in between my husband and my heads! When I’m reading in bed or watching TV, he stares at me until I prop my pillows for sleep. We believe when he hears the Seinfeld music, he knows we are sleeping, so he sneaks into his spot. If he doesn’t get his spot, he stares at us! For a long time, we wondered “why is he staring at us??”. We now know why. We were warned by his foster mom that Andy likes the bed, but we had no idea to what extent. We call it “entitlement issues”. He’s gotten used to his treats and if we don’t deliver, he meows incessantly until we deliver! We love Andy and have never regretted adopting him. Mark and I adopted Andy before we were married, hence the hyphenated last name. He’s about 11 years old now, very healthy and we love him!!!
In around 2007, we again found ourselves in Petco to buy cat food on a day A.C.A.T. was there. We saw the cutest white kitten (about 9 months old) named Harold. He’s a petite cat and we just took to him but were very reluctant to have a 3rd cat, much less a kitten. I learned that Harold’s brother’s name was Murray. That’s my stepdad’s name and my grandfather’s name was Harry. We mulled it over and after we left PetCo, Harold became a shiny penny. I couldn’t get him out of my mind, I determined he was meant to be ours. So I emailed A.C.A.T. and told them we wanted Harold. We picked him up the next Saturday. He is playful and he and Andy became fast friends. Harold likes high places and we’d find things from shelves on the floor, high windows with nose marks on them. He still jazzes around the house, and loves to play with golf balls – batting them around the floor. He loves to sleep next to us at night, more Mark than me. He likes to get as close as he can, snuggling up to us. Harold is now about 5 years old. We call him the “baby”. He has the cutest meow when we pet him. We just love him and never regretted adopting him!!
Aside from our A.C.A.T. cats, the pics show CryoCat (the tabby who is 15 years old, I’ve had him since he was a little kitty, hence he’s just Hahs) and the new addition to our family, Rupert. We adopted Rupert from the shelter in Coronado mall. Mark heard a news story that there were many, many good cats that needed homes. The only cat who we felt connected to was Rupert, a orange tabby who had been at the shelter since July. Rupert is 10 years old and when we decided to adopt him in October, the guy at the shelter yelled out “RUPERT HAS A HOME”, everyone cheered. I guess people don’t want old cats, he was there since July, but we prefer older cats. Rupert and Andy have bonded pretty well. Harold wants to play with him, but Rupert thinks he wants to fight, so it gets a little dicey. CryoCat just can’t be bothered with any of them, the cranky old guy that he is, except he tolerates Andy the best of the all. And why not? We call Andy the peacemaker!