Nickname: KK Rumba
Rescue Date: 4-26-2012
Current Age: Approx. 9-11 years old
Bio.: KK was my first cat rescue and is the oldest cat in the house. He got his name after I decided to keep him and decided he needed a more manly name than the ‘Kitty Kitty’ I had been calling him. I called him ‘KK’ one day and he responded, so it stuck. He takes every new animal that comes along in stride and never shows anything but acceptance/his signature calmness to new cats and kittens. He acts more like a dog than a cat. Always comes when called. Enjoys summer and sunbathing, being a lap/footrest cat to me, stealing empty lawn chair seats, getting the adults of the house to play his ‘chase me’ game (he sees you, cowers down a little bit in a sort of ‘dare’ for you to crouch down in return and then lunge at him. He then spins out while making a little squeaking noise and runs away). KK is extremely loyal and will take on any dog he feels is being too rough or aggressive around his people. Despite having a deep aversion to looking at the camera when being photographed (as witnessed repeatedly on our FB page), he’s very smart and minds extremely well.
Nickname: Ju Ju, Ju Ju Bean, Julienuary, Rico Suave
Rescue Date: 11-28-13
Current Age: Approx. 7-8 years old
Bio.: Julien was the second cat to the household and fit in like he was always here. He was approximately 1-2 years old when I discovered him high up in a tree in the yard in the middle of the night. When I called to him, he immediately came down to me and has been with us ever since. He’s very lanky and always has a leg hanging off the cat tree or whatever he happens to be perched on, looking all cool, resulting in the nickname ‘Rico Suave’. Julien was named after King Julien of the lemurs in the Madagascar movies after going by ‘Little Bit’ for a while as we tried to find the right name for him. One day, he was standing up on his hind legs, looking out the window with his tail curled up and he reminded us of King Julien, so that became his new name. Julien prefers to do his own thing and likes his space. He’s one of the bigger cats in the household, who always comes when called and is an excellent tree climber.
Rescue Date: 3-14-14
Current Age: Approx. 7 years old
Bio.: Sissy belonged to an elderly woman who passed away, leaving no good options for a new home. She was used to being an inside/outside cat, which was how my household was currently operating, and having only two cats at the time, I agreed to give her a new, permanent home similar to what she was used to. ‘Sissy’ as we named her, since she really didn’t have a name, was on edge from day one. To this day, she continues to be very cautious and careful of her surroundings. She really doesn’t like any of the other cats too well and often can be heard hissing at them if they look at her wrong or get too close. She, however, is able to do as she pleases and they are expected to be understanding. Given her nature of superiority over all others, she’s been one of the hardest cats to break of getting on the countertops.
Nicknames: Coop, Coop-a-roni
Rescue Date: 9-27-15
Current Age: 4 years old
Bio.: Cooper was one of the kittens that we found a little ways up the road where a lot of the animals I’ve found over the years are dumped. They were barely noticeable sitting all huddled on a giant dirt clump as we passed by. When I got out and walked towards them, they scattered like fish. Luckily, when I called sweetly, they came bounding back out of the weeds, woods and underbrush. They couldn’t have been any older than 8 weeks old. They were so tiny! We brought them in, fed them, gave them baths to clean them up and get rid of the fleas and began accustoming all the other animals to the new, erratic little arrivals. Cooper is one of the fiercest hunters of the family, but yet doesn’t have a mean bone in his body. He’s always extremely sweet, always comes when called, gives head butts, and cuddles in bed.
Nickname: Rosie Posie
Rescue Date: 9-27-15
Current Age: 4 years old
Bio.: Rosie and her brother Cooper are the only two kittens (so far) that I’ve ever taken in. Luckily, we found them before the coyotes, a car tire, or any other possible dangers could. Rosie is the smallest one of the cats, but one of the bravest. She will be the first one out the door or cat door to follow if you have to rush outside at night to see what the dogs are barking at and will follow to the scene of the commotion. She’s like a little black shadow that always comes when called, enjoys getting in open cars and loves to be part of the action, no matter what that is. As a young kitten, I taught Rosie to get permission from me before just jumping into my lap/onto my laptop. She will sit and wait for me to tap my arm or chest, giving her the ok to jump up into my lap. She gets so relaxed while being pet or cuddled that she drools profusely, which is both sweet and gross. Being adorable is her best trait, which works to her advantage since like Sissy, she too frequently ignores the ‘No Cats on the Counter!’ rule.
Nicknames: Moosie, Moostafa
Rescue Date: 9-9-16
Current Age: Approx. 5-6 years old
Bio.: We ran across Moose while we were looking for one of our missing cats, Cooper and Rosie’s brother, Stormy. We didn’t find Stormy, but as fate would have it, we got as close to him as possible in Moose, who turned up at a house about the time Stormy went missing. Originally thinking the lady who called us had found our missing cat, we’d rushed there to get him, only to find it wasn’t Stormy, but instead another cat that looked very similar. Unfortunately, the lady didn’t want another cat and at first wasn’t feeding him, and then reluctantly started doing so, but keeping him in the garage, so he joined our crew after I held him and was loved on so hard by him, there was no way I could leave him in that situation. Moose turned out to have a lot of the same mannerisms and quirks that Stormy did, like diving under the dog bed and scooting it around before falling asleep under it, and the way he just walks in from outside and bounds up into my lap without warning. Moose enjoys the outdoors and loves to be held and loved on, beginning his loud purr the second he is touched. Moose is a big lovable furball that is super sweet and like all the other cats, always comes when called.
Nickname: Ry Ry
Rescue Date: 6-30-19
Current Age: Approx. 1-2 years old
Bio.: I was mowing the yard when I noticed a strange cat in the yard either trying to sneak up on KK or my chickens. I immediately shut down the mower and called to the new cat. He ran into the weeds and laid down, watching me, but refusing to come out. Fearing if I tried to approach him, he’d run away, I called Will on my cell phone and asked him to bring out some sardines for me to offer the strange cat. That worked, and as the saying goes, the rest is history. It turned out that the new cat was a young male who was skinny and frightened of everything, appearing to never have even been outside before he was apparently dumped. After spending a few days in the garage with frequent check-ins, I soon discovered he was a very lovable cat and once it was determined he was healthy, he was introduced to the other cats and dogs. Like Moose, Riley was hard to come up with a name for, but he finally decided he liked ‘Riley’, so that’s the name we gave him. During his bath to get the dirt and grime off from his previous life, he PURRED through it! That tells you how sweet and lovable he is. Like Moose, he too enjoys being held and loved on, and even shows some jealousy towards the other cats when they are getting attention.
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