Between my boyfriend and our three cats, my household can sometimes feel a little chaotic, but it’s always full of love.
Percy, the Orange Tabby and Potty Partner
My first cat was this chunky sweetheart. I adopted him in the summer of 2013 and from the moment I met him, I was in love. I have never met a more affectionate, loving cat. He is my partner-in-crime, following me everywhere–literally. If I so much as open the bathroom door, he will come running from wherever he is so that I don’t have to go alone.
He was named after my least favorite Weasley brother from the Harry Potter series, but I liked the punniness of the name (and I was only 17 when I adopted him).
Percy (or Perseus when I’m angry) is the absolute light of my life.
Oli, My Grey Tabby Rescue Cat
My best friend found Oli (pronounced Ollie) shivering on the side of the road when she was still barely as big as my hand. My best friend had been living with me for a few months when she brought this small bundle of joy home. Shaking and covered in fleas, we bathed her, fed her, and nursed her back to health.
This was only a few months after adopting Percy, and the two of them quickly became a pair.
Recently, Oli has had a few health problems, showing signs of a gastrointestinal disease that we are still in the process of treating. She lost weight very quickly and was too weak to jump when I took her into the emergency vet. But, some medicine, prescription food, and B12 supplements later, and she is on her journey back to full health.
Oli (or Olivia, sometimes) has a dynamite personality. She is sweet as can be, but is not afraid to tell you what she wants. Whether that is a chin scratch or whatever food you happen to be eating. She’s also not afraid to stand up to the boys when it comes to her food.
William, the Tuxedo Rescue with a Dominant Personality
William ( named after William Bell from the TV show Fringe) was originally my boyfriend’s cat. He was also found on the side of a road, barely bigger than the palm of your hand.
Growing up around a dog and with a wide backyard and woods to play in, William is the feistiest cat of the bunch. You know that typical cat stereotype of pushing items off a table, just because they can? That’s William.
When my boyfriend and I moved in together in May of 2018, introducing my cats to William was a bit of a challenge, especially for Percy. While we are still working on our blended family, all of the cats are cohabiting together better than I even expected.
I wasn’t sure how William would react when I moved in. He absolutely adores my boyfriend, and I was sure that it would take him a long time to warm up to another person sleeping in the bed. Now, every time he climbs onto my chest while I’m lying on the couch, or cuddles next to me while I’m sleeping, I feel immensely grateful that he’s accepted me into his life.
The Crazy Cat Owners
As for me, my name is Krissy and I live with my boyfriend and our cats right outside of Minneapolis, MN.
Percy, Oli, and I are originally from Cincinnati, but we moved to the frigid north in May of 2018. I work as a copywriter at a marketing agency, as well as write poetry on the side. When I’m not spending all of my time writing, I’m usually watching a competitive cooking show, reading a book, or playing Stardew Valley.
I love my small family more than anything in the world, and I hope you stick around to hear more about our adventures.