Grateful for My Little Friend each Day for her Love

Real Estate Agent with HomeStarr Realty RS143922A

I have this little friend I am so grateful each day for her love.  A companion that follows me everywhere. She is small and beautiful. She is unusual as she follows me without a leash when I take a walk outside. My neighbors are amazed especially those that also have a pet like her. If you did not see her picture you may have thought it was a dog.



For those of you that know me, it is Cleo my Siamese cat. She does not wander she even sat when she saw a squirrel sitting on a bench I said no stay there she sat and watched. She may walk ten or five feet away but never further from me. If I say home she walks in front of me and goes home. Mind you I never really go very far from home. The man Arnold who lives in the unit above me is fascinated when he watches Cleo. He also has a cat and says his cat would just run off. I laugh and tell him she saw the maintenance men and ran all the way home. You see their building is on the other side of us.



I am thankful for Cleo she communicates with me with a touch of her paw when she wants my attention. as Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker her dog watches TV  Cleo watches YouTube TV for cats I remember Debe Maxwell, CRS tried it one time for her cat on the computer and it was a touch screen big mistake. 

here is a cute video :



Cleo is a funny lady she makes me laugh as many a cat owner will tell you. She knows her limits except she likes the computer. The printer really fascinates her. She especially likes our Zoom meetings. She jumps in my lap as soon as it starts and the speakers start to talk. Sometimes you can see her little ears. She also will jump in my lap when the phone is on speaker. In fact, she is tapping my shoulder now she wants me to stop. She will just sit and stare at me if she wants treats.





She guards me in the bathroom if I am in the shower or bathtub she will be sitting there waiting for me to get out. George Souto laughed the last time I wrote about Cleo. She does guard me. I have read about Siamese cats they are more like dogs and are very loyal to one person much like dogs. I had never had a cat before she was a gift from my daughter Johanna.

Cats are good companions they make you laugh they are loveable and I am grateful and thankful for Cleo she waits for me when I am away and is happy when I return she rolls over to be petted. Material things are nice but the love of our pets is endearing they warm our hearts and minds. They really do comfort us.

My 2nd Grateful entry to Debe Maxwell, CRS  November Challenge 

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Comments (21)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Hannah I am glad you have Cleo in your life.  But I am doing my best to not make a comment about Cleo following you when you take a shower ...... LOL

Nov 09, 2022 11:24 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Hannah, OHHH, what a cute post, and can agree with everything you say.   My older tabby Mia would walk with me too, but only when she got old, and couldn't run after the bunnies.  I don't dare let these two kittens out, they WOULD chase the bunnies.   Cleo is such a beautiful and loving kitty.

Nov 09, 2022 11:30 AM
Hannah Williams

I never had a cat always dogs Joan Cox I never thought they were so affectionate. They are certainly very entertaining 

Nov 09, 2022 02:07 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

That is such a fun post, Cleo is gorgeous and I am so glad she shares so much love with you and allows you to caress and stroke her. Sylvester our black cat loves his Mom, me he puts up with, but her he loves.

Nov 09, 2022 01:57 PM
Hannah Williams

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543  Cats are such funny creatures I guess that is why we have them as pets. I saw a video on YouTube by the creators that said cat videos had some of their highest hits . Before Cleo I always had dogs. 😊

Nov 09, 2022 02:11 PM
Mike Frazier
Carousel Realty of Dyer County - Dyersburg, TN
Northwest Tennessee Realtor

What a beautiful cat. My wife has a white bishon dog who is now 15 yrs old and she too is so so close to my wife Gail.

Nov 09, 2022 02:35 PM
Hannah Williams

I guess I can call Cleo my lap cat Mike Frazier  as she is sitting here now.. I love Bishon they are so cute ..

Nov 09, 2022 02:51 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Hannah - after following your posts over the years, I am not surprised to see a gratitude post about Cleo.  I assume she would agree it's well-deserved.  Who am I to disagree?  


Nov 09, 2022 02:46 PM
Hannah Williams

Well  Michael Jacobs  a funny thing happened today !  I went food shopping and opened my sliding doors Cleo backed away to let me in . I told her she could come out. She walked across the road when I took packages out of my trunk she never did that and would not come back. A very nice man picked her up and handed her to me -- Now she is grounded 🧐

Nov 09, 2022 02:56 PM
Michael Jacobs

Hannah Williams - 😹 

Nov 09, 2022 03:18 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Hannah- Cleo is amazing!!! We've had two cats in our lifetime and they could have learned from Cleo. I love how protective she is of you!!!

Nov 09, 2022 05:13 PM
Hannah Williams

Kathy Streib I will let her know you are thinking of her 😉 Have a wonderful weekend 

Nov 10, 2022 09:12 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hannah Williams - Cleo is other worldly and beautiful! She deserves a star and to be FEATURED for inspiration, just as so many grandkids are featured on ActiveRain. Her talent and obedience is amazing. She is well disciplined and makes a great companion. I liked the other video you shared too. Siamese Cats are very unique and special. I can understand why you love her. She really does make a great companion!

Nov 09, 2022 06:07 PM
Hannah Williams

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  You are so kind to say so I just thought it would be a fun post to make people smile -  Have a marvelous week 😉

Nov 10, 2022 09:15 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Hannah,

Your fur baby Cleo is gorgeous and see why she is the light of your life! You are lucky to have this feline devoted to you as you are to her.

Nov 09, 2022 07:22 PM
Hannah Williams

She is a sweetheart  Dorie Dillard Austin TX  and I thought it would be a fun post - enjoy your day 

Nov 10, 2022 09:16 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Cats can certainly become family or friends to us.  I have two felines, and they are both beloved by me.

Nov 09, 2022 07:40 PM
Hannah Williams

Myrl Jeffcoat I remember that you also had a cat named Cleocatra 😊Have an amazing week 😉

Nov 10, 2022 09:22 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Hannah Williams loved your post and Cleo is the perfect example of what well behaved cats are like.... those who never had a cat cannot believe or understand how well cats communicate with us, Endre

Nov 09, 2022 09:43 PM
Hannah Williams

Endre Barath, Jr.  This is so true and Cleo is my first. I have had her for about 6 years. To be honest I have lost count. So glad you enjoyed my post. 

Nov 10, 2022 09:27 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Cleo is such a great-looking cat and I am sure that the feeling is mutual.  I know that you both have such a close relationship!

Nov 10, 2022 04:17 AM
Hannah Williams

Brian England I am thankful and grateful for her love and friendship and that readers enjoyed her 😉

Nov 10, 2022 09:29 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

What a cutie! It's great that you can take her out for a walk!

Nov 10, 2022 04:44 AM
Hannah Williams

Kat Palmiotti  Yes we have fun! Don't you know it right after writing this she misbehaved - she is grounded 🙂

Nov 10, 2022 09:30 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Hannah,
Cleo is beautiful and such a good companion for you. When I become road weary and decide my traveling days are over, I may get a pet to keep me company too. For now, I live vicariously through you and the other fur baby parents on AR.  😊

Nov 10, 2022 06:02 AM
Hannah Williams

Carol Williams  She does keep me from traveling, but right now there is nowhere special I want to go. 😉

Nov 10, 2022 09:32 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Hannah:

Cleo is a beautiful cat, and she sounds like such a fun, wonderful, and entertaining companion. 


Nov 10, 2022 12:48 PM
Hannah Williams

Jeff Dowler, CRS Yes Cleo is a very special friend and very intelligent 😊

Nov 13, 2022 11:29 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Hannah,

I have had a lot of cats, including two litters, over the years. Right now, I am pet-free but I love animals.  I am amazed at how well-behaved Cleo is.  What a delight to be able to take Cleo for a walk on a leash and to have her not run away. 

Nov 10, 2022 01:17 PM
Hannah Williams

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® It is nice she is very special and I am privileged to have her- She was and is a fantastic gift that I am very grateful for  

Nov 10, 2022 03:32 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Cleo is a beauty, Hannah and obviously holds much affection for you! Cats are amazing companions, especially when they bond and will follow. lead and even play fetch! I am happy she brings you so much joy!

Nov 10, 2022 04:01 PM
Hannah Williams

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!  Yes.Cats make wonderful companions and Cleo is certainly one that I am grateful for 

Nov 11, 2022 11:46 AM
Aura Alex
CloseMyDeal, LLC - Seattle, WA
Specializing in Multifamily Projects Nationwide

Hi, Hanna.

How sweet Cleo is!! I had two Siamese cats - Blue Points, some time ago, and I must say they were some of the most intelligent cats I have known. And affectionate too!

Funny, Thailand used to be called Siam, and they changed the country's name but kept Siamese cats. 

Nov 10, 2022 06:21 PM
Hannah Williams

I am so thankful Aura Alex for the breed of Siamese cats your country has bred. At one time only royalty could own a Siamese cat. It was thought when the owner of the cat would die the cat would come into the possession of their soul.  You do understand how loveable these cats are 

Have a wonderful weekend Aura 😊

Nov 11, 2022 11:52 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Miss Hannah Williams 

Your daughter, Johanna, gave you much more than the gift of your cat, Cleo. 

Like all of our pets, they all have their own personalities.  Cleo is a perfect pet and companion for you.  Such a blessing and treasure. 


Nov 11, 2022 11:01 AM
Hannah Williams

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist  So much more than a gift she is a delight that brightens my days and brings so much love, for that I am grateful - Have a wonderful weekend 😊

Nov 11, 2022 11:54 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, your Cleo is beautiful, smart and such a love, Hannah! I can't believe you don't have to leash her. Mine would all run away - not to stay forever but, to go exploring! I fear that every time someone comes to my house and could possibly leave the door open! 

Yes, I remember Charlotte trying YouTube for kitties on my iPad - it was hilarious! She LOVED YouTube birds, strings, everything!

Nov 13, 2022 12:21 AM
Hannah Williams

Debe Maxwell, CRS Ray had to put the video on an IPad. I tried to find the post as it was a FUN one but could not - Thank you for all you do 😊

Nov 13, 2022 11:27 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I almost forgot to mention, THANK YOU for your gratitude post, Hannah! I always love seeing pictures of your gorgeous girl!

Nov 13, 2022 12:22 AM