I thought I’d introduce all readers to my three furry friends at home. If you already know them, then this will be a Morrison cat appreciation post for you.
Kit is our eldest cat. She showed up on our back deck on Oct. 13, 2007, just after my father left for a business trip to China.
My mother initially decided to put posters around the neighbourhood so Kit’s original owners could find her.
However, once nobody called after a couple of weeks, we decided to keep Kit as a pet. Since my father was not a big fan of cats, we also wanted to wait until he came back from his trip to see what he thought of her. He loved her and still loves her today.
Kit is known to be the friendliest cat in our house. When my mother first took her to the vet, he thought, “She is one of the friendliest cats I’ve come across.” My paternal grandmother, who was never a fan of cats, even thought she was lovely.
Kit is also the chubbiest cat in our house because she loves to eat. Sometimes, we struggle to keep her away from our two other cats’ plates. When this happens, this can, unfortunately, result in vomiting.
Other things Kit enjoys are belly rubs and watching for squirrels and raccoons.
Armani (AKA Poppa) is our “middle child” cat. We purchased him at the Oakville Humane Society on June 9, 2009.
Armani is the shyest cat in our house. He has social anxiety to the point where he will run away from anyone except for my mother. Sometimes, his anxiety leads to peeing on the floor and a refusal to eat.
Armani also loves my mother to the point where if he can’t hang out in the master bedroom at bedtime, he will make loud meowing noises (Kind of siamese-like) at night. He most often makes these noises between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. Interestingly, he never makes noises when my mother is away.
Despite all of this, he is very loveable and easy-going. If you make an effort to pet him, you will quickly learn that he is not one of those “Aggressive and snarky” cats.
Armani is also very athletic. He can jump long distances.
Do you want to know where his favourite places to hide are? Under a bed or a table.
Versace (AKA Saychee Peas and Cheese) is our youngest cat. We adopted her at a farm in Kenilworth, Ont., which is near our trailer on July 2, 2010.
Versace is the most “rebellious”, yet also the smartest, cat in our house. She will often take advantage of opportunities to bother my other two cats (Especially Armani), and occasionally, even us.
One rebellious thing Versace does is beg for food, and then once we give it to her, she may refuse to eat it or just stare at her dish. Infrequently, this may lead to Kit finishing it off and then vomiting it up.
Versace also has a habit of climbing on the kitchen table at dinner time, leading us to put her in the laundry room.
Versace’s intelligent side has lead her to notice that our fireplace connects to both our living and family room. You can actually see the one room if you look through the fireplace in the other. Versace has picked up on this, yet the other two cats haven’t. If Versace sees Armani, for example, in the living room while she is in the family room, she will run to the living room to bug Armani.
However, Versace is still lovable and loves head and belly rubs. She also vomits way less often than the other two.
Versace has a playful side as well. Whenever we get a new toy for the cats, she is often the first one to play with it. Like Kit, she also enjoys watching for squirrels.