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Cat Family Story #25: Molly and Chase

What are the names of your cats?

Molly and Chase

Photo (above) of Molly, Chase, and their favourite humans. This photo was taken by @molly.and.chase


Where is your cat family located in?

We live in Canberra, Australia although Molly and Chase were born in Townsville, Australia.


What are the breeds of your cats?

They are both Rescue tabby cats.


How old are your cats?

They are both 3 years old. Chase 28/10/16 and Molly 31/10/16 (although hers is estimated)


Where can we find your cats on social media?

On Instagram @molly.and.chase



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

Molly - A gentle, independent little princess who likes affection on her own terms. She is very talkative at times, particularly around dinner time.


Chase - An affectionate cuddle bug and purr machine. He is also very cheeky, a little clumsy, and loves his food!


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

They have made our lives brighter. They have really helped me in particular. We were in Townsville as my husband was in the Defence Force. This meant he was away a lot and I was often alone, with friends coming and going as they move on to their next posting.


I have also faced several challenges over the last few years including my career not going to plan, chronic pain for approximately 4 years, and a shoulder operation amongst other things. Molly and Chase have always been there no matter what providing comfort, companionship, and cuddles.


They also provide us with entertainment daily through their shenanigans and my husband often laughs and says ‘who needs TV when you have cats?’


What do your cats mean to you?

Molly and Chase mean the world to us! We would do anything for them and couldn’t imagine life without them. They bring joy to our lives each and every day!



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

When we first moved to Townsville we decided to get a cat after wanting one for a long time. We also decided that we wanted to give a rescue a home. As a child, I’d had a fluffy tabby cat growing up on the farm and my husband was keen to get a tabby too. We went to the RSPCA and saw many cats and kittens but one, in particular, stood out. Molly. She was so tiny at just 12 weeks old and full of life. She was meowing and rubbing up against the cage.


When we went in to say hi she did the same, rubbing on our legs and meowing as if to say ‘please take me home.’ We agreed to adopt her and I remember my husband saying to me ‘Quick, guard Molly so no one else gets her.’ We went and filled in the paperwork and went to make sure we had all the essential supplies for when she came home. We picked her up later that afternoon.


About a month later we decided Molly needed a friend and we thought a ginger cat would be perfect. We went to an Angel Paws Inc. adoption day and saw lots of cute cats and kittens. One caught our eye though. Tiny Chase at just 16 weeks old (although he was named Gazoo then as he was part of the G litter). He was cuddled up in his foster carers arms like a humans baby, sleeping while life went on around him.


We were so caught up in the fact he looked so much like Molly and that he was so snuggly. Yes, he wasn’t a ginger cat but we decided to adopt him. Later that afternoon his foster carer brought him over and he and Molly met. They had a little kitten fight but were friends within 24 hours.


What do you think your cats think of you?

I hope they know how much they are loved, spoilt, and cared for. I think they know they are part of the family (they rule the house). Chase definitely sees us as givers of food too haha


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

Molly and Chase’s affection shows us they are part of our family. They will happily jump up on the bed or the couch for a cuddle. It’s also shown through their body language too. When a cat shows you their belly, kneads, headbutts, purrs, or gives love bites you know they love you. Molly and Chase do these things often.



What are some accounts your cats like to follow on Instagram?

@hellolouiscat

@_abbey_and_django_

@_princewillow

@rajam1660

@icecreamcattos

@big_red_rufio

@kate_and_caesar

@_rupert_the_ginger_cat

@mozzythecat

@milo_and_otis_nj

So many great accounts... we could go on!


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

It is important to show people ‘cats are family’ because they really are family. They are an important part of so many people's lives. I also think it is important to show people they are living, breathing creatures with their own personalities because I know there are so many people out there who say ‘I hate cats.’ I always ask them "why?" and "Have you ever actually had a cat??


I feel as though cats are often misunderstood and think that this campaign can show them in a positive light. We are certainly proud to be a part of it!


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Keefe Tay (Pet Photographer in Sydney) 

Location: Sydney (Lane Cove, Upper and Lower North Shore, and the Northern Beaches) 

Email: keefe@furrymunchkins.com.au

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