New to group, here's me and my cat

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ

my catWell, This is ONE of my cats.      You see, I have FIVE cats. Not really by choice. When I married my husband I had two cats who eventually died of old age. He said, before we got married, that he had a dream where I was walking down the aisle at our wedding with my cats trailing behind me. I figured if he married me anyway he must be OK.

After my old cats died we went catless for some years, but I finally chose one from the Humane Society. Her name is Shadow, a brown tabby with huge yellow eyes. Fine. But after a few months my son, home for the Summer from college, brought home a kitten. Seems someone was giving them away by Walmart; some girl had taken this one, carried her around awhile, decided she was too much trouble, and was JUST GOING TO LEAVE HER by the theatre. So my soft-hearted son, bless him, brought her home, That's her, above. Now mind you, that basket she is sitting in is on top of my hutch, about 7 feet in the air. Her name is MS. Stache (moustache). My husband suggested Groucho.

I had not had a kitten around for many a year, and I FORGOT how very early a female cat can breed. By the time we figured out she was in heat it was too late. I didn't have the heart to do away with the kittens, so she gave birth to THREE more. One (Maximus) is a male brown tabby (looks exactly like the female I brought home from the Humane Society) and two calicos (LC and Callie). The HS in our area is way overstocked, so we kept them.

And my husband is still hanging in there. The young male has adopted him. If my husband sits down there is Max on his lap. All are now spayed/neutered, healthy and well. But that'a LOT of cats.

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Comments (21)

Patty Ledford
RE/MAX Town and Country - Blue Ridge, GA
Your N. Ga. Mountain Agent -The Ledford Team-Blue

Leslie,

Your story has very close to mine. My husband was not a "animal" person to start out, but after 18 years...I have converted him over. Oh how we love our "furry kids". Great post

May 03, 2008 07:18 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Leslie:  You're as bad as me.  I have five, but they came in one group of two and another group of three.  It's hard to say no to such cute critters. 

May 20, 2008 12:14 PM
Jennifer Kladny
Premier Servicing Company, LLC - Kittanning, PA

Hi there!  I have six cats.  Seven, if you count a stray that adopted us and lives outside. 

What was the old tv series?  Eight is enough?  Geez.  And I thought six was! 

May 20, 2008 12:35 PM
Leslie Prest
Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ - Payson, AZ
Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,

Wow, Jennifer! You're braver than I am.
Back when I had only 2 cats and my husband and I had just gotten married we inherited a cat with our house. We called him OC (outside cat) and coaxed him and fed him. Just about the time he let me pet him he got sick, took him to the vet and it was fatal. I still miss him.

May 21, 2008 05:49 AM
Lela Hankins
RE/MAX UNITED - San Marcos, CA
CDPE, CRS, e-PRO, GRI

MS Stache is certainly photogenic!  Before I met my husband, I had a list of "must haves" for a future husband -- one of those items was that "He must like cats."  Good thing he does, since I came with a cat as part of the package! 

Aug 22, 2008 06:38 AM
Pat Whitehouse
RE/MAX 1st Olympic Lynchburg Va - Lynchburg, VA
Broker/Owner

Welcome to the group. I have 7 cats. Here is the latest member to our growing group of felines. His name is Moomlight. He is precious

Moolight

Aug 22, 2008 03:20 PM
Leslie Prest
Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ - Payson, AZ
Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,

Thanks, Lela. Yeah, that was a must have for me, too.

Wow, Pat! 7- you make me feel better!

Aug 23, 2008 05:13 AM
Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

Hi Leslie!  Welcome to you and your cats!  It's great to have you join us!

Ann Allen Birmingham Realtor

Aug 23, 2008 08:31 AM
Chastity Guevara
Camelot's Quest Realty - Casa Grande, AZ

I have 3 cats...1 solid black named Amadeus and 2 solid white named Squeaker and Aquarius.  I'm new in here too.  I just found this site this morning.  She is a very cute kitty.

Sep 01, 2008 11:17 AM
Leslie Prest
Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ - Payson, AZ
Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,

Thanks, Chastity. I love your cats' names. I call my shelter cat squeaker (her real name is Shadow) because of the noises she makes. Welcome to a fellow property manager.

Sep 02, 2008 06:11 AM
Stacy Jones
West Little Rock Title Company - Little Rock, AR

Welcome! Love your story and your cat photo. "Love me, love my cats." one of my favorite sayings!!

Sep 03, 2008 01:34 PM
Trey Thurmond
BCR Realtors - College Station, TX
College Station , Texas Homes

Leslie

As my wife says "He's a Kittie Mon. "  ;-)

Sep 03, 2008 03:54 PM
Judi Downing Real Estate Properties in Charlotte & Union Co
Keller Williams Realty - Indian Trail, NC

She is really cuite. I love your cat's names.

Sep 05, 2008 09:50 AM
JoLynn Pipkin
Simple Details Redesign, LLC - Snohomish, WA
DCC

Leslie,  So sweet you kept all the kitties!!  Only a true "Cat" person could do that!  I'm even more happy to hear your husband is still there!!  Ms. Stache is adorable and I think she knows it!

Sep 05, 2008 12:37 PM
Elaine Manes Gage
Home Staging Online Services - Denver, CO
Staging done ONLINE!

You obviously have a VERY big heart. I am with a man who can't say no, so we are up to 3 cats, and 2 dogs, all from various shelters! Since our kids are grown and gone, we have a lot of love to give! But, we are running out of room!

Sep 06, 2008 05:32 AM
Leslie Prest
Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ - Payson, AZ
Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,

Judi, and Joynn and laine. Thanks for stopping by. We cat people should always encourage each other.

Sep 06, 2008 07:45 AM
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

I've had cats all my life, but one cat is still more than I can handle. LOL

Ms. Stache has some pretty mischievous-looking eyes.

Oct 02, 2008 09:18 PM
Amy Hahn
Pine Knoll Shores Realty - Morehead City, NC
Realtor/Broker - Crystal Coast, NC

I'm glad you kept the kittens.  I live with 5 cats and a dog.  Studies show that cats help lower your blood pressure...I shouldn't have any pressure at all!  Cats aren't as easy and clean as some people think, but I wouldn't trade mine for anything.  Good luck with your new big family.

Oct 09, 2008 10:28 AM
Linda Greco Rich, ABR, SRES
Exit Preferred Realty - Bel Air, MD
Harford County Specialist

I love the stache!

Mar 21, 2014 11:41 PM
Leslie Prest
Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ - Payson, AZ
Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,

Thanks, Linda.

Mar 24, 2014 04:50 AM