Momma Kat 
Motto: It's a kitty!!!
40ish. Background in psychology and accounting. Once a professional pet-sitter, but otherwise no experience with animals other than her own. Protector of Bear - also the target of his indignant attitude; referee of battles between Bear and Ellie (and Bear and The Boy ... and Bear and inanimate objects ... Bear fights just about anything). Still keeps Kitty {her "girl"} in her thoughts and misses her every day. Somewhat a sucker for her cats - letting them get away with more than most people . . . but they are sooooo cute! Loves reading, crosswords, learning about random topics, and of course, Bear and Ellie Mae☺️. To read all the posts on our blog involving Momma ... Momma Kat.

Bear Cat
MottoTiaras, tanks, and tasty whole chickens ... what could possibly go wrong?
Born February 2006 {estimated}. A homeless kitten for the first eight months of his life {originally thought to be female and named "Lily"} before being adopted by Momma and the Big Dodo in October 2006. When Momma started feeding him, he'd reject the food for as much love as Momma was willing to give - and only eat once she went back inside. Named "Pooh Bear" because of his incredibly lovable and loving personality and his habit of wrapping his paws around one's arm like a giant bear hug. Shortened to "Bear" once he was out of isolation and he became the resident $#!+ disturber. His relationship with Kitty was strained due to his demands that they be friends and he follow her everywhere. While he has an enormous capacity for love, he also has quite the attitude. When he wants attention, he'll tear the house down if you resist. Some times he'll even tear the house down just because he can. Very determined, stubborn, enthusiastic, LOUD, a bit of a daredevil, and never does anything half-assed {often leads to predicaments he needs help to extricate himself from}. Follows Momma around and always has to be right next to Momma. Big scared-y cat {birds, squirrels, insects that buzz . . . his own shadow}. Also loves to play, steal Momma's things when she's not looking {and even when she is}, and watch himself prance in front of the mirror. The reason Momma will never get a deposit back on her rental - anywhere - EVER. Favorite game? I'm the shark!! Dreams of retiring to a tasty whole chicken farm with a harem of torties and some crab cakes. To read all the posts on our blog involving Bear ... Bear Cat.

Ellie Mae 
Motto: Admire me, laps, laps laps laps.
Born June 2011, adopted out, then found on the street and returned to the rescue organization. Adopted by us in July 2017. Named by the rescue after a supermodel - which is pretty apt considering she really knows how to strut her stuff. She makes sure we all admire her tail on a regular basis - though her tail is also the most expressive part of her. Daddy's girl. Extremely playful - but also known to run from lap to lap for hours on end. Her favorite way to be petted is to put her front paws on your shoulders with her back paws on your belly and stretch out so you can stroke her from head to tail in one swipe. She will meow until she's picked up and loves to "talk" to us about her feelings. Her meow almost sounds like a bleat ... thus her nickname, Ellie Goat. Since joining our house, she's become more ... robust ... yielding her second nickname, Ellie Belly. She eats just about anything - and has no shame in finishing off the leftovers. Of course, Bear has his own nickname for her: Smellie. Ellie doesn't take much smack from Bear and gives as well as she gets. To read all the posts on our blog involving Ellie ... Ellie Mae.

The Boy (the OTHER Dodo) 
Boyfriend/fiance of Momma Kat. Sometimes friend (The Boy tends to share his dinner with Bear), but mostly rival of Bear for Momma's attention and affection. To read more about the changed dynamic in the Momma Kat household with the addition of The Boy - and to find out more about him ... Daddy (the OTHER Dodo). At the bottom of that post, you'll find the links to read about how The Boy came into Bear's and Momma's lives.

Born July 1991. Started as a family pet and taken with Momma when she moved out. So named because no one in the family came up with a better idea and she started responding to "Here, Kitty-Kitty," so it stuck. Fairly laid-back. "Secret service" type cat - not usually affectionate, but always in the same room as her "person." When she was affectionate, felt like the heavens were shining down on her "person." Known for her hissing among everyone that was not her "person." Not so much into playing but LOVES boxes and watching birds. Very no-nonsense, wry, sarcastic, and practical - she does not suffer fools {like Bear and the Big Dodo} lightly. Peed in Momma's bed every day for a few months after Momma and the Big Dodo moved in together. To those who filled in for Momma in giving her pills and insulin shots - also known as the devil - known to destroy heavy gloves, heavy coats {both requirements to even survive the affair}, and at the very least, pee and poop on the provider. Pretty amazing since {at the time} she only had back claws and three fangs. Left Momma heartbroken in May 2007 ☹️.  To read all the posts on our blog involving Kitty ... Kitty Kitty.

Big Dodo 
Ex-husband of Momma Kat. Not as much of a sucker as Momma. Extremely disliked and barely tolerated by Kitty. Another option for love and attention for Bear: though Bear never really liked the Big Dodo, he wasn't opposed to asking him for loves if Momma wasn't available. Otherwise, mostly avoided by Bear. Not surprisingly, wanted nothing to do with the cats after May 2007 when Momma and the Big Dodo split up {pretty sure the feeling was mutual}. Because of this, only appears in the beginning of Bear's story {adoption/and the events right after}. And Bear and Momma have never looked back :)


  1. Hi Katherine,

    You fur babies are adorable! I love your social media share buttons. They are perfect for the theme of your blog.

    I found you in Kristie Hill's 2020 Jump Start class.

    My husband and I have two cats that we adore! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much! The social media buttons are new! Thank you for stopping by ... we love new friends :)


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