Mar 22, 2015

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Nemo Update

Nemo Update

Nemo is now almost a year and a half old! He is still the darling of the house, but is also like a “bratty teenager” now! Like our other felines, he spends the afternoons either asleep on our bed or he is perched on my desk, peering out the window!         2/15/15 2/15/15 – the afternoon kitty convention 2/20/15 – Nemo loves to help organize 2/25/15 – Nemo, pestering Dexter 2/25/15 – Begging 2/27/15 This...

Apr 3, 2014

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Smile!

Smile!

April 3, 2014. As young Nemo quickly approaches his 6-month birthday, he still manages to do something cute several times a day.   Today, he decided to enjoy an empty Cheerios box. Some of our other pets decided to check out what he was doing. First, Ellie Mae came to see what was going on. Next, Zecora got in the act. Even Chelsea, our oldest dog, had to see what was happening.    Smile! Young Nemo…peeking out… Here…....

Feb 14, 2014

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Nemo on Valentines Day

Nemo on Valentines Day

February 14, 2014. Nemo shares a little love with his pup,...

Jan 11, 2014

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Nemo: 14-weeks-old

Nemo: 14-weeks-old

January 11, 2014. I did not have original intentions to keep posting about Nemo and how many weeks old he is, however, it is hard to resist doing so when it annoys my oldest brother. So, here it is: Nemo is 14-weeks-old today! He continues to be a sweet cuddly kitten. He spends his days annoying the other cats, chasing the dogs tails or sleeping on my lap.  Below, enjoy a few other photos of Nemo from the...

Jan 11, 2014

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Nemo: Helps Me Help Other Kittens

Nemo: Helps Me Help Other Kittens

January 11, 2014. It is hard to believe that our young Nemo is now 14-weeks-old! When I brought him home in October, I did not expect that we would adopt him. However, as the weeks went by, it became clear that Nemo had, in fact, adopted us. At his last veterinarian visit,  Nemo weighed 3 pounds 11 ounces. That is a far cry from the couple of ounces he weighed on the day he was brought to Catvando...

Jan 5, 2014

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Nemo: 3-months-old

Nemo: 3-months-old

January 5, 2014. Nemo is 3-months-old today!

Dec 29, 2013

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Late Night Buddies

Late Night Buddies

December 29, 2013. Kelly and Nemo – hangout on the dog...

Dec 28, 2013

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Nemo: 12-Weeks-Old

Nemo: 12-Weeks-Old

December 28 , 2013.  It is hard to believe that young Nemo is already 12-week-old! He is now able to leap onto chairs and small tables. He climbs onto our bed for afternoon catnaps.  And, he still loves playing in the...

Dec 4, 2013

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Nemo: 8.5 Weeks

Nemo: 8.5 Weeks

December 3, 2013. At 8.5 weeks old, Nemo is exploring more of our home every day. He is very brave and will stand up to the other cats and the dogs.   Nemo is quite the climber and gymnast. Just a few short weeks ago, he would barely notice the small scratch post. Now, he climbs on top of it! Nemo, relaxing on our bed with the other felines, watches me from across the...

Dec 3, 2013

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You Might Have a Kitten

You Might Have a Kitten

When you have no small children or teenagers living at home, and you have to say: Get out of the refrigerator, you might have a kitten. Get out of the dishwasher, you might have a kitten. Get out of my sock drawer, you might have a kitten. Get out of my laundry basket, you might have a kitten.   Get off of my keyboard, you might have a kitten. Get off of the bookshelf, you might have a...

Nov 28, 2013

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Nemo: Crazy on Thanksgiving

Nemo: Crazy on Thanksgiving

November 28, 2013. Happy Thanksgiving to all!  This morning, it was tricky to get a good photo of young Nemo because he was so crazy active!  Enjoy the video below!...

Nov 26, 2013

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Nemo: The Dot!

Nemo: The Dot!

  Tonight, we introduced Nemo to The Dot.   Kelly and Ellie love this...

Nov 25, 2013

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Purring Nemo, After His Bath

Purring Nemo, After His Bath

November 25, 2013. Nemo, like most kittens, is pretty messy. He walks through his water, his formula and his food. He sometimes walks through his litterbox deposits. All of these things means he needs a bath pretty regularly. Afterwards, he usually sleeps for a good long while. If you listen closely, you can hear him purring in the video below....

Nov 25, 2013

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Nemo: Sunday Morning Grooming

Nemo: Sunday Morning Grooming

November 24, 2013. A little Sunday morning grooming by Kelly and Nemo....

Nov 25, 2013

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Nemo: Owns the Bed

Nemo: Owns the Bed

  November 25, 2013. Young Nemo reached a milestone today. Okay, so this is really another way of saying he is quickly finding ways to elevate himself! And get into mischief. This morning, Nemo figured out how to get on the bed – All. By. Himself. This means nothing will be safe by the end of the day! Actually, it was quicker than that! Within minutes of getting onto the bed, he figured out how to get onto...

Nov 24, 2013

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Nemo: Sunday Evening Fun

Nemo: Sunday Evening Fun

November 24, 2013. Nemo, at just 7-weeks and one-day old, loves his evening playtime. While Kelly snoozes on her bed, Nemo stalks Ellie Mae.   Nemo and Ellie Mae stalk the same fake mouse! I love how Nemo’s hair puffs up when he is playing. ...

Nov 23, 2013

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Nemo: Celebrating His First Month

Nemo: Celebrating His First Month

Just for fun, here is a video of some of the photos of Nemo’s first month with us. Such a change from October 8, from when he was three-days-old, to November 5, when he turned one-month-old!...

Nov 23, 2013

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Nemo: 7-weeks-old

Nemo: 7-weeks-old

November 23, 2013. Young Nemo is 7-weeks-old today. While he is still pretty small, his personality is fairly large. He is very social and loves to be with my husband and I, our dogs and other cats. His favorite pooch is Kelly. And, God bless this dog because she has so much patience with this kitten, his sharp teeth and equally sharp nails. It warms my heart – and amazes me – to see how gentle Kelly is...

Nov 22, 2013

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November Thankful Challenge Day 22

November Thankful Challenge Day 22

November 22, 2013. Today, I am thankful for the warmth provided by cuddly furbabies on a chilly day. Pictured above: our dog, Kelly, with her kitties, Nemo and Ellie...

Nov 21, 2013

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Nemo : 6.5 weeks

Nemo : 6.5 weeks

November 21, 2013. It’s always a good morning when Nemo snuggles with...

Nov 16, 2013

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Nemo: 6-weeks-old

Nemo: 6-weeks-old

November 16, 2013. Young Nemo is now 6-weeks-old and full of kitten spunk! Today, he climbed up one stair – and promptly turned around and came back down. He helped me put away the left overs in the fridge. He watched the big cats eat meat. And he ended the day…. ….by rolling around…. …. on his back…. …. all over the...

Nov 14, 2013

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Nemo : 5 weeks and 5 days old

Nemo : 5 weeks and 5 days old

November 14, 2013. Nemo is very active – he loves being with the other...

Nov 9, 2013

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November Thankful Challenge Day 9

November Thankful Challenge Day 9

On this ninth day of November, I am thankful for all of my pets. When life gets crazy and I realize I cannot count on whatever plans I made (while God laughed), I find that I can count on my various pets to be there waiting for me. They are waiting for dinner, waiting for company, waiting for a gentle pat on the head. There is something pretty sweet about having a team of furbabies waiting to simply...

Nov 8, 2013

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Nemo: Gone to the Dogs

Nemo: Gone to the Dogs

November 8, 2013. Nemo was a month old on November 5. I took these photos on November 8th. Nemo, and our dogs,  Chelsea and Kelly, enjoy their play time together in our family room. The fun began when Nemo stalked Chelsea as she rested on her bed by our fireplace. Nemo did attempt to get onto the bed but never quite made it.  After that little adventure, Nemo decided to “stalk” Kelly. Nemo and Chelsea Nemo and Chelsea...

Nov 7, 2013

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Nemo: Becoming Like the “Big Cats”...

Nemo: Becoming Like the “Big Cats”

    November 7, 2013. Young Nemo is becoming more like the big cats every day! He is now using a litterbox and is starting to show interest in his “babycat” food. I am still bottle feeding him every day, but will be slowly weaning him from that after he turns six weeks old. Last night, I moved him into the big crate. There is enough room in there for his litterbox, along with a small house to...

Nov 3, 2013

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Nemo : 29-days-old

November 3,2013. Happy Sunday morning ! There is a whole lot of cuteness in this tiny kitten! It’s always a good morning for Nemo! Hello! Meow! Jethro watches Nemo groom himself Jethro is just making sure Nemo groomed himself well....

Nov 2, 2013

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Nemo: 28-days-old

November 2, 2013. Nemo is 4-weeks old today! He is becoming more active and more interested in his surroundings every day. He is a regular visitor in our family room each evening, along with our other cats and dogs. While his presence has ruffled a few of their “feathers,” the other furbabies seem to take sharing their lives with him in stride. Nemo – 4 weeks old today! He likes sitting on the couch with...

Nov 1, 2013

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Nemo: 27-days-old

November 1, 2013. Nemo has really grown – both in size and personality.   Early morning feeding Nemo drinks that kitten formula like a champ… …he always holds onto the bottle… Our little darling! 11/1/13 – Nothing says, “Good Morning” like waking up with a sweet, purring kitten. Little Nemo is growing – he’s about one foot long (including his tail) Nemo used to be about as long as this phone! Hmmmm…how do I make a call on...

Nov 1, 2013

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Nemo: 26 Days

Nemo: 26 Days

  October 31, 2013. This is no “trick or treat,” young Nemo is simply amazing! This morning he was scampering all over our bed. He is very interested in the other cats and in both of our dogs.  This short video shows Nemo doing some early morning grooming. And, of course, we have some photos for the day, too! Nemo, 26 days...

Oct 30, 2013

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Nemo: 25-days-old Part 2

   October 30, 2013. Nemo is 25 days old and is so adorable. He is more aware of his surroundings and likes to be near our dogs and other cats.              ...

Oct 30, 2013

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Nemo: 25-days-old – Part 1

October 30, 2013. Since we were up very late, the first two videos here were taken at about 1:30am. The third, a bit later in the morning.  Nemo explores in our bathroom. Notice how his ears have popped up a bit. He has also started teething; I can feel the very tips of his baby teeth. As with our other kittens and foster kittens, Nemo seems to like to hide out under the stool in the bathroom. We...

Oct 29, 2013

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Nemo: 24-days-old

October 29, 2013. Our first morning home after being away for two weeks. Our dogs and cats are curious about Nemo. When we left, Nemo was not doing more than eating and sleeping. Now, he is interested and aware of his surroundings.  Our younger dog, Kelly, is always willing to lick the formula off of Nemo’s face. Our oldest cat, Jethro, is not too sure of this interloper. Jethro is six years old. He came to me as...

Oct 28, 2013

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Nemo: 23-days-old

October 28, 2013. At 23 days old, Nemo is more active than ever! He wants to go-go-go! Check out the videos and photos below.   After the above video was shot, we packed up and headed out for our drive home from Missouri. Later that evening, we stopped to see our son in Bloomington. Nemo seemed to enjoy the visit!   Our last morning in Missouri… …Nemo enjoyed scampering on the table. He’s curious and he is getting...

Oct 26, 2013

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Nemo: 3-weeks-old!

October 26, 2013. At three weeks old, Nemo is becoming more interested in his surroundings. He is alert for longer periods of time and enjoys being out with everyone. We still have to be mindful of keeping him warm so we usually keep him on our laps.             Nemo, 3 weeks old,...

Oct 24, 2013

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Nemo: 19-days-old

  Nemo at 19-days-old, October 24, 2013.  In this video, he is getting burped by my husband. After you view that, scroll down for some darling photos.     More pictures from Nemo. We were still vacationing in Missouri, at our friend’s house. Nemo liked to snuggle right up under Melissa’s hair. Nemo, 19 days old Melissa & Nemo Nemo, giving some love to my friend David & Nemo Who me? You think I’m cute? Yeah, I am...

Oct 23, 2013

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Nemo: 18-days-old

October 23, 2013. Nemo is 18 days old. He likes being held by anyone who is willing to hold him!              ...

Oct 20, 2013

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Nemo: 15-days-old

October 20, 2013.  The photo to the left  is one of my absolute favorite photos of Nemo. He reminds me of a little baby. He had his little paw in his mouth and was sucking on it. Adorable! He was 15 days old in these photos.               15 day old Nemo, loves to snuggle Look how he rolls over, while holding my finger Such a peanut! Stretching! Little meows here Adorable Such...

Oct 19, 2013

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Nemo: 14-days-old

 October 19, 2013. At 2 weeks old, Nemo has been officially dubbed a “cutie-pa-tootie”! This pictures were taken on October 19, 2013.                ...

Oct 18, 2013

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Nemo: 13-days-old

October 18, 2013. Nemo is 13-days-old in these videos. They were shot about 6 hours apart. Notice how much more his eyes are opened in the second video, compared to the first. Nemo at 10:30 in the morning: Nemo at 4:00 in the afternoon:...

Oct 17, 2013

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Nemo: 12-days-old

October 17, 2013. The days are zipping by and Nemo is growing just as fast! Here he is on October 17, 2013, at 12 days old. We had arrived at our friend’s house, near Rogersville, Missouri, two days earlier. Nemo seems comforted when we hold him, but he is also content to sleep in his nice warm carrier when we are not holding him.         10/17/12 – Nemo – 12 days old – eyes opening...

Oct 15, 2013

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Nemo: 10-days-old

October 15, 2013. Video of Nemo at 10 days old. At this point, we were on vacation and Nemo came along with us. These pictures and video were shot in our hotel room. Nemo did well on his first hotel visit. Of course, he basically had a cycle of eat, sleep, potty. Rinse and repeat. Yes, I really do mean rinse  as he did get a bath here!     10/15/13 – Eating in the truck 10/15/13 –...

Oct 14, 2013

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Nemo: 9-days-old and Traveling

October 14, 2013. My husband and I had a trip planned for several months. When I took Nemo home with me, back on October 8, 2013, it was only supposed to be for a few days. I knew we were leaving on the 14th and was not planning to cancel a trip because of a kitten. My husband, however, suggested that we just take him with us. Since we were going to visit friends, who are also fellow...

Oct 13, 2013

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Nemo: 8-days-old

 October 13, 2013. We made it past the first week! This is huge – many orphaned kittens do not make it past that first week. Here some photos of Nemo, after a feeding. Since Nemo does not have a mother cat to nurse and care for him, I am his “mother.” Bottle feeding is pretty easy to do. However, one thing that many people do not realize is that kittens cannot eliminate on their own. The mother usually...

Oct 12, 2013

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Nemo: One-week Milestone!

October 12, 2013 and Nemo is one-week old! By this day, our own cats are becoming used to him being in the house. Ellie Mae, who is 4, is usually around when I feed Nemo. When he is in the crate, she often sits on top of the crate. If I have Nemo in my office (usually to feed or just to keep him warm by having him on my lap), Dexter is often nearby observing.  If you...

Oct 11, 2013

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Nemo: 6 days old

  Nemo’s growth has been quite rapid. By 6 days old, on October 11, 2013, he had nearly doubled in size. Our younger dog, Kelly, showed interest in him from the start. As with my first cat, Jethro (who was also an orphan that I bottle fed), Kelly has made it her job to clean the formula off of his wee little face.  At this point, our other cats and our older dog were not impressed by Nemo....

Oct 10, 2013

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Finding Nemo

On Tuesday, October 8, 2013,  I was doing some volunteer work for Catvando TNR. My husband and I have already fostered a couple of kittens for the organization. This particular afternoon, I was at their office doing some computer work. While there, a woman brought in this tiny kitten. He was so young that he still had the umbilical cord attached. He was initially dubbed “Itty Bitty Kitty.” Given that the little guy still had the umbilical cord attached...

Oct 10, 2013

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Nemo: 5-days-old

October 10, 2013. A short video from our second morning with Nemo. Note that Ellie Mae is right nearby, keeping an eye on...

Oct 8, 2013

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Nemo’s Corner

Nemo’s Corner

After several weeks of photographing and filming Nemo, the orphan kitten my husband and I took in on October 8, 2013, I decided to organize everything on my blog. I have been uploading photos and videos to my Facebook, but have been encouraged to gather them all in one place.  Perhaps visitors will be amused, fall in love with cats for the first time or simply gain some encouragement if they decide to take on the care of...

Jul 24, 2013

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It’s a Charlie Kind of World

Last Friday, July 19, I brought home Charlie, the latest foster kitten. This guy is a charmer. He is very different from the little sisters that I had last month. This guy is about 7-8 weeks old now and was trapped by an inexperienced trapper back on June 24. He is a feral and unfortunately the trapper didn’t get his mom or his three siblings. My mission is to socialize him, with the help of my own felines,...

Jul 23, 2013

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The First Morning

Caroline and Julia’s first morning,...

Jul 23, 2013

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Foster Kittens: Caroline & Julia...

I fostered this pair of cute sisters from June 18 through July 13, 2013. My family had the pleasure of socializing and enjoying these two rascals for nearly one month. They were adopted by a very nice young lady. Caroline and Julia were about 5-6 weeks old when they moved in with us. Caroline is the black/silver kitten; Julia is more brown in color and slightly smaller than her sister. Check out some more photos from the sweet...

Jan 2, 2013

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The Rules Cats Are To Live By

I saw this come across my Facebook, from a page called “Cats by the Crazy Cat Lady”. Check out her Facebook page here. If you have to throw up, get into a chair quickly. If you cannot manage this in time, get to an Oriental rug. Shag is good. Determine which guest hates cats. Sit on that lap during the evening. They won’t dare push you off and will even call you “nice kitty.” If you can arrange...

Feb 27, 2011

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Take the Time

If a dog jumps into your lap it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing it is because your lap is warmer. – A. N. Whitehead We have a saying in our house that Jethro, our first cat, goes from person to person to “steal their warmth.”  At times, I find this annoying, particularly if I am trying type on the computer. Other times, I find it endearing, such as...

Oct 8, 2009

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Meet Kitty Number 3!

Last week, I adopted a new kitten. She is a domestic short hair, about six months old. I named her Ellie Mae Mews. The shelter I adopted her from, Catnap From the Heart, had been calling her “Muse” because she has so much to say. Ellie Mae has made a smooth transition into our household. My other two cats, Dexter and Jethro, seem to enjoy having her for a playmate. My dogs, Kelly and Chelsea, do not seem...

Jul 3, 2009

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Two Kittens and Ten Months

July 3, 2009. Today is the ten-month anniversary of the death of my dad, Remo. This morning, I had a few moments where the loss was tearing at my heart. I was sitting in the living room, looking out the front windows, recalling a July day last year when I drove my dad by the house to see the way my husband, David, had landscaped the yard. Dad admired the new bushes, flowers and paver blocks. This morning,...

Jun 28, 2009

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Along Came A Kitten

Jethro became a member of our family back in October 2007. He was a mere 6 days old and still had his eyes closed! He, and his five litter mates, had been abandoned near the criminal courts building where my husband works.Due to his young age, I had to feed Jethro kitten formula. I found myself mixing up kitten formula every two hours for the first week! I’d never even made bottles for my kids, yet there I...

Jun 28, 2009

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Meet “The Boys”

I realize that I may be in serious danger of becoming the “crazy cat lady.” Apparently, this condition has slowly taken over my life these past 18 months or so, since the acquisition of my first kitten, Jethro. It was furthered by the addition of my second kitten, Dexter, this past October.I have always been a self-proclaimed dog lover. I never really considered having cats because many family members are allergic to them. However, the addition of “the...