Mama is quite the cat. She came from nowhere to the farm about six years ago. One night, after being there for about a month, she had kittens in the garage. Five black and white little fuzzy cats. They were so cute. It was our first time ever having kittens, and my oldest farmhand, Will, was elated with the babies. Mama is our most gentle and calmest cat. She loves attention and to be picked up and hauled around. She is great with the kids and she really loves being out in the gardens. When I am weeding or picking vegetables, she hops up on my shoulders and will stay there as long as I let her. She loves to piggy back ride her way through the vegetables. She follows me around the farm and watches intently everything that I do. She really is a "Mama", she takes care of everyone and is so feminine. When she needs to she can hold her own, and she is also an expert hunter. She has the most beautiful eyes and a torn up ear, her prize for too many cat fights.
Prince Reggie is the indoor baby of the bunch up at the farm. He is spunky and wild and races around the house with acrobatic expertise, which also makes him incredibly difficult to photograph! His favorite thing is his stuffed camel that he sleeps with. "Reg" is a little nutty! He is Julie's buddy. He makes a wonderful lap cat and he likes to sit behind you on the couch and run his paws through your hair. Reggie came from the pound. He is a rescue kitty, and has a lot of love to give, but we are still learning about him and his personality.
LuLa is a cat of a different color. She is also a pound rescue, but is the most needy cat you will ever encounter. Even now, as I type, she is resting her head on my forearm. She has to be touched all the time. LuLa is a great beauty, part Maine Coon, she is good sized, and absolutely beautiful. She cries when she is away from her people. She needs her people. She claws the weather stripping if you put her out in the garage and forget to come back for her. She drives me crazy!!! But, she needs love, she needs affection, and she needs a bite block when you brush her. She hates being brushed. She attacks with full force, and if your hand happens to be the first thing her claws and teeth find, tough luck!!! The boys have nicknamed her "LuLa Belle Pickle Pants". Ian adores her and drags her around like a baby, even though she is almost the same size as him. She loves her catnip mice. She carts them around the house like babies...it's kind of hysterical to watch! She is happiest on your lap or leaning against you.