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Cat Family Story #74: Gabriella Mercy, Micah Irie, Butterscotch, Caton Fisher, Genesis and Spanky.

What are the names of your cats?

Gabriella Mercy, Micah Irie, Butterscotch, Caton Fisher, Genesis, Spanky and Peyton Emmanuelle.

Where is your cat family located in?

We live in Florida, USA.

What are the breeds of your cats?

Itty is a Russian Blue, Butterscotch is a Calico and the rest are domestic shorthairs

How old are your cats?

In order, 18, 8, 6, 4, 3, 2 1/2 and 2.

Where can we find your cats on social media?

They don't have one...they hog mine!

In a few short words/sentences, tell us about your cats' personalities.

Itty is a regal queen, aloof, but elegant. Very vocal and loving when SHE chooses. She knows what she wants and how to get it.

Micah is a little stinker. She's also a bully and HATES Butterscotch, who has absolutely NO qualms about hurting her feelings.

Butterscotch is a hateful ride and a little tyrant. Her way or NO way and don't even think of looking at her, touching her (petting could result in a slap!) unless SHE is in the mood and deems you worthy. 😂

CatFish is a strange little man. At home in his own world, he's aloof and apathetic, although if you're sick or he thinks you need him, he's as loyal as a dog.

Genesis is the epitome of "bull in a china shop." Good thing I'm not materialistic because I've lost count of how many things he's broken around the house. He's a klutz and a tornado who likes to chirp loudly as he's running rampant all over the house. He also has been known to speak, once saying, "hello" (plain as a human) wanting me to let him into the bedroom.

Spanky is a precious, roly-poly superstar and he knows it. A total camera ham, he used to have his own magazine and was the hit of the neighbourhood when I'd take him for walks in his stroller. That is... until he got too cool to hang with mom.

Peyton is my baby. I call him my Guppy. He's a lap cat, purrs loud enough to rattle windows and a bit of a bully too, but we hope he'll grow out of it.

How have your cats transformed your life from the moment you've met them till now?

I've learned to NOT sweat anything short of burning down the house.

What do your cats mean to you?

They're my babies. I talk to them as if they're human. To me...they are.

How did you and your cats first meet? Tell it to us in the form of a short story.

Itty...I rescued her MANY years ago from where I used to work.

Micah... At only 3 weeks old, she was abandoned by her mom and darted out onto a very busy road where she narrowly (and I mean so narrowly the woman came back, in tears because she was sure she'd killed her) getting hit by a car.

Butterscotch...Fell from our open attic in-between the kitchen wall. We had to tear it out to get to her.

CatFish and Genesis the same, except they fell in-between the dining room wall and we had to tear it out to get to them.

Spanky...was brought to me by an elderly neighbour lady who heard him screaming outside her house. His mother had abandoned him by burying him under pine needles and cardboard. He was barely two weeks old. He couldn't walk, his eyes were barely open and his ears were still folded over. I fed him around the clock for two weeks.

Peyton...he was an outside kitten that latched on to me, so I brought him in.

What do you think your cats think of you?

Servant, servant, an idiot who won't stop kissing them, crazy human, servant. 😂

Your cats are part of your family. What are some things they do that make you think that they consider you part of theirs?

They own they love me when THEY see fit. That's just how it is.

Why do you feel that it is important to show the world that Cats are Family?

This is tough for me to answer because I don't understand HOW anyone could feel otherwise!

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