Cat Family Story #30: Milo and Marilyn
Updated: Aug 15
What are the names of your cats?
Milo and Marilyn
Photo (above) of Marilyn out in the comfy green grass. Portrait taken by @miloandmarilyn
Where is your cat family located in?
We live in Queensland, Australia.
What are the breeds of your cats?
They are both Ragdolls.
How old are your cats?
Milo is 9 years old and Marilyn is 7.
Where can we find your cats on social media?
On Instagram @miloandmarilyn
Photo (above) of Marilyn showing the world how beautiful she is. Portrait taken by @miloandmarilyn
In a few short words/sentences, tell us about your cats' personalities.
Milo is a born entertainer. He may be lazy, but has spurts of energy and can beat Marilyn in a race paws down. He is an attention seeker and loves women and company in general.
Marilyn is a little firecracker. She comes across as purely innocent but initiates all the fights. She loves her cuddles, but on her terms only. She is very shy & scared of others but not with those she trusts.
How have your cats transformed your life from the moment you've met them till now?
We can't even remember what our lives were like before them! That goes to show how much they are a part of us. They provide amusement in our otherwise dull lives.
What do your cats mean to you?
They aren't just cats, they're our children. They are an important part of our lives to the point that we don't ever take holidays. They are a constant source of entertainment and we couldn't imagine our lives without them being part of it.
How did you and your cats first meet? Tell it to us in the form of a short story.
Milo was adopted by us after his previous owner was having difficulty adapting to owning two boisterous male kittens. Their loss, our gain.
Marilyn was adopted at 14 months through an ad online when we decided Milo needed some company besides ours.
What do you think your cats think of you?
Mama is the one that annoys them constantly for cuddles and attention. Oh, and photo shoots too. But secretly she thinks they love the attention. They also know she is the bearer of treats.
Dadda is the food giver and litter box cleaner, and they love him so much they follow him around like a bad smell. They both know they have their hoomans wrapped around their paws.
Your cats are part of your family. What are some things they do that make you think that they consider you part of theirs?
If they are scared, they look to us for reassurance. They also prefer our company compared to being on their own, even if it means sitting or sleeping near us, wherever we are.
What are some Instagram accounts that your cats like to follow?
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Why do you feel that it is important to show the world that Cats are Family?
Some people consider cats as just an animal or a pet. But ask any cat owner and they will agree that cats are more than just that, they are fully-fledged members of our family. It's good to spread the word.
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