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Cat Photos of our Family Pets ~ Deskmates and Couch Potatoes

Updated on January 10, 2016

One of our beloved cats named Dusty.

One of our beloved cats named Dusty.
One of our beloved cats named Dusty. | Source

Old family photo when we were kids / 1950's

My cousin and I are holding the cats we used to dress up in doll clothes when we were kids.  My brothers are in the middle of the photo with Mamie the dog in front.
My cousin and I are holding the cats we used to dress up in doll clothes when we were kids. My brothers are in the middle of the photo with Mamie the dog in front. | Source

When I grew up in my parent's home, there were always dogs, cats and on some occasions birds and even fish in an aquarium...but primarily dogs and cats. The first two cats that I remember playing with were named Willie and Archie. Willie was a long haired cat that occasionally slept with me. Archie took turns sleeping with my brothers who shared a room.

As children, one of the occasional things that we did was to dress the cats in doll cloths. I was not one to play much with dolls when I was young, but my mother had a favorite Dionne Quintuplet doll whose clothing fit the cats quite nicely.

One day when all bundled up in a dress, cap and snugly placed in a wicker cradle under a blanket, Willie had tolerated this attention for long enough and made a mad dash to escape. He not only succeeded, but climbed a tall telephone poll in the back of our property and then did not seem to know how to extricate himself from that lofty height. He was only half grown at that point in his life.

Poor guy...with his dress waving in the breeze and my mother and us kids down below calling to him and encouraging him to come down...he just did not seem to be able to figure out how to back his way out of that predicament.

My mother was almost to the point of calling the local fire department to see if they could help when with a sudden leap of faith...the dressed up Willie suddenly became airborne and amazingly landed in my mother's outstretched arms with no harm to him, nor my mother.

The dress was removed and it was decided that we should no longer play "dress up" with the cats when they were outdoors.

There were a number of other cats in my parent's homes and each of them were loving and special in their own individual ways.


Feral cats

Our little black "Mama Kitty" and her buddy Walter.
Our little black "Mama Kitty" and her buddy Walter. | Source

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Feral cat


After getting married, my husband and I were happy with our dogs when one day a small black cat delivered five kittens in the shrubbery in the front of our home. Upon discovering that, we decided to help her. We started calling her Mama Kitty and the name stuck.


She was feral and had been abused. To read her entire story, you can read her hub which gives all the gory details. She lived with us (outside and in our garage) for many years, but sadly we could never touch her. Her story for those who wish to read is the following: "Halloween and a Black Cat Story for the Entire Year."


We did trap her and have her spayed. All of our pets have been either spayed or neutered. That is so important a thing to do if one cares at all about the welfare of animals! Way too many who are left to breed, end up starving or injured or diseased when living on the streets...or put down because of the over population of pets.


Ok...so now the ice was broken regarding having cats in our married life. Even though we couldn't pet Mama Kitty, we did find homes for her kittens and enjoyed watching her antics around our home. She would jump up on the six foot wooden fence and then one more jump had her resting on her favorite outpost, our roof, where she could watch the day go by. She obviously felt safe up there!


Mama Kitty is now in her eternal resting place but she will always have a special place in our hearts when we think of our beloved pets.

Our cat Dusty

Our cat Dusty likes admiring himself in a mirror.  ☺
Our cat Dusty likes admiring himself in a mirror. ☺ | Source

Dusty helping at the computer

Dusty helping at the computer
Dusty helping at the computer | Source

Dusty helping out at the computer keyboard.

Dusty helping out at the computer keyboard.  What would we do without him?
Dusty helping out at the computer keyboard. What would we do without him? | Source

Beloved pets


One day another cat came along knocking on our door and we named him Dusty due to his coloration.


His story is interesting and due to several illnesses, he is our most expensive cat to date (because of vet bills) which is why he no longer is allowed outside. That along with his microchip, his being shot and more is told in his hub.


We have learned for many reasons that cats are truly safer (as well as all of the wildlife upon which they love to prey) if kept inside. Indoor cats also live longer lives on average.


Often our cat Dusty is found at the computer helping to keep my husband or me company.


Dusty is not much for being cuddled in laps except on rare occasions, but he has his own sweet mannerisms (demands) like waking us up for his morning breakfast or cat treat times later in the day. He can get quite vocal and demanding!


He is, after all, the Top Cat...at least in his estimation!


Who needs a morning alarm clock? Not us...we have Dusty!

Our cat Peaches

Our cat Peaches
Our cat Peaches | Source

Our cat Peaches

Peaches and her shoe fetish.  Here she is with my hubby's moccasins.
Peaches and her shoe fetish. Here she is with my hubby's moccasins. | Source
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Peaches on her personal sized sofa and her canine friend, Skippy.
Peaches on her personal sized sofa and her canine friend, Skippy. | Source

Another stray cat...


By now you have probably figured out that we are softies when it comes to our pets.


When we found out that another cat was sneaking under our garage door that we kept up a few inches for Mama Kitty's access to her food, water, padded shelving and heater (in the winter) and was eating her food...at first we started shooing her out. But when we found out from a neighbor behind us that her people had moved, leaving her behind...you can probably guess the rest of the story.


We figured that Dusty could probably use an inside buddy.


All of our dogs were at that time in the great beyond, and we did not want Dusty to be lonely. He and Peaches have become fast friends!


Peaches...like many girls and women out there ...definitely has a shoe fetish. She simply loves lying on or near any shoes or slippers left on the floor.


She is also one who enjoys sitting on my lap and even enjoys cuddling close to my chest and kneading my neck. I always know for sure when her nails need trimming! Peaches is a mama's girl!


Peaches is definitely a sweetheart of a cat! She actually comes when her name is called, much like most dogs. She and Skippy, our current dog, are pals and she also plays with and helps groom Dusty. She is one busy cat when she is not taking one of her many naps getting her well deserved beauty sleep.

Our cat Peaches

Peaches adorning our coffee table.
Peaches adorning our coffee table. | Source
Our pretty girl Peaches wondering about that other cat...
Our pretty girl Peaches wondering about that other cat... | Source

Couch potatoes


I think that our cats deserve the label couch potatoes. Just look at these photos for proof of that assertion. Of course they also like chairs, ottomans, beds and anywhere else they wish to rest and relax.

Couch potatoes

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Peaches on her cat sized sofa.Peaches getting her beauty sleep.Peaches napping on our loveseat.Doesn't Peaches look comfortable?Dusty getting some sun through the window while he dozes.Dusty getting some beauty sleep on their little sofa in our bedroom.
Peaches on her cat sized sofa.
Peaches on her cat sized sofa. | Source
Peaches getting her beauty sleep.
Peaches getting her beauty sleep. | Source
Peaches napping on our loveseat.
Peaches napping on our loveseat. | Source
Doesn't Peaches look comfortable?
Doesn't Peaches look comfortable? | Source
Dusty getting some sun through the window while he dozes.
Dusty getting some sun through the window while he dozes. | Source
Dusty getting some beauty sleep on their little sofa in our bedroom.
Dusty getting some beauty sleep on their little sofa in our bedroom. | Source

Dusty playing inside of a Costco box.

Dusty playing inside of a Costco box.
Dusty playing inside of a Costco box. | Source

Costco boxes

Whenever we bring food home from Costco, the first thing that our cats like to do is to check out the boxes. They like boxes so much, in fact, that we leave several of them down in a couple of rooms semi-permanently.


A nickname we have for Dusty is "Box Boy." He loves his boxes!

Our cats and boxes

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Devilish look on Dusty's face!
Devilish look on Dusty's face! | Source
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Cats


Okay...now you have the answer to the question posed by HubPage writer catbunnymeow..."Cats? Cats. Yes or No?"


My answer and that of my husband is a resounding "Yes!"


Hope that you enjoyed these cat photos of our beloved family pets. Our current two, Dusty and Peaches, also happen to be our resident couch potatoes and are definitely and most often our desk mates. Could I write these hubs without their assistance? Who knows?

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Painted on a wall inside of the CAP animal shelter in Houston.
Painted on a wall inside of the CAP animal shelter in Houston. | Source

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      Peggy Woods 23 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi SweetiePie,

      So nice that you rescued that kitten! Our Dusty hissed at Peaches when we first brought her into our home but it did not take too many days before he accepted her and then later they became the best of pals. He was just establishing his dominance...or so he thought. Ha! At least that little kitten hopefully has a good home with people that will love and care for her such as you would have done. You did a good thing by rescuing her. :)

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      SweetiePie 23 months ago from Southern California, USA

      People dumping off cats make me sad. I tried to adopt a kitten that was running near the local park nearly being hit by cars each day. My adult cat Irina rejected her by hissing at the poor little kitty, so I had to find a new home for her. I wish I could have kept the kitten because she was so sweet.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi fpherj48,

      Some people are truly allergic to cats but for those who are not, they really are great and loving companions. Our Dusty sadly is no longer with us but we had a good 15 years or so with him blessing our lives. Nice that you have your Tommy to brighten your days. :))

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      Paula 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      I truly enjoyed this hub and the terrific photos....."Dusty" has beautiful BLUE eyes. No wonder he likes to admire himself in the mirror.

      I too am a cat lover. Their very individual personalities never cease to amaze me!

      I firmly believe that people who claim to not like cats, simply haven't taken the time to really get to know them.

      Some days my baby "Tommy," literally changes my mood from drab to Happy!.........Purr-fect Hub.....Paula

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

      Our beautiful boy Dusty is now gone and Peaches has finally gotten over her extreme mourning and is once again starting to play. Fortunately she and Skippy get along well together and even play at times. Peaches usually disappears when we have company like your cat did. She is shy around strangers. She sure likes a lot of lap time and petting when it is just us at home. Thanks for the comment and share. Need to start some cleaning, etc. because we are having a friend over for dinner tonight. The food prep is partially done except for later today. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      It's been many years since I could have a cat and when I did he was all black, part Siamese, and more independent minded even than most cats are. I've found females like more attention. My cat was very particular and would disappear if a guest would come by, especially children -- even older children.

      Lovely photos of your babies and a very enjoyable article. Sharing this again. Hope all is well . . .

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Patricia,

      Hope your Milo and Honeybee show up soon so that you do not have to worry about them. Ours are inside cats so if they can't be found it is usually because they are sleeping under a bed or in a myriad of other places. Thanks for your votes and the share and wishes of angels. :)

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Peggy I have read so many hubs that I guess I need to keep a log of which ones I have read so I do not comment on the same one twice ..yes I know I can scroll back through but that just does not work for me.

      I am missing my Milo and Honeybee this afternoon so when I saw the kitty faces I knew I had to stop. Your photo collection is awesome...and your kitties seem to be as camera friendly (if that is the expression) as Milo is. He usually smiles pretty when he sees me with my camera.

      Thank you for sharing this peek at your babies.

      Angels are on the way to you this afternoon. ps

      Voted up++++ shared and pinned to Awesome HubPages.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello iggy7117,

      Our cats certainly know how to get our attention...don't they! Ha!

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      Vince 2 years ago from New Jersey

      My cat lays at my computer and pokes me in the nose when she wants attention. Interesting Hub by the way.

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Shyron,

      Nice that you have had the company of a number of pets at your grandparents home. Why an opossum? Was it abandoned as a baby?

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      I loved reading about your pets, your stories with pictures would make good children's books.

      With my grandparents we had all kinds of pets. Trixie was the protector of us kids (6) and grandpa's hunting dogs. We had a cat who lived in the barn with horses and cows, other pet included baby rabbits, ducks, Opossum.

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi moonlake,

      You will probably have to set a trap to catch him and have him neutered. That is what we had to do with our Mama Kitty. Most feral cats are trapped. At least that way he won't be breeding more and more feral cats. Good luck!

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      moonlake 3 years ago from America

      Really I never knew that about the ears. If I can catch him he will be neutered. .

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi moonlake,

      I'm glad the kitten seems to be doing OK. Too bad you have had no luck in taming that feral cat. We have some neighbors who are feeding some feral cats, but at least they have had them trapped and spayed or neutered and then released again. Apparently the vets notch the ears of such cats so that others know that they have been neutered.

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

      They are certainly content. Dusty is upended right now doing his best dead cat pose right in front of the computer screen. Ha! Thanks for the pin and share. :)

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      moonlake 3 years ago from America

      My daughter just called tonight. Her friend's cat had kittens, two yesterday morning and at about 5:00 today another one was on it's way, feet just sticking out. They were both upset sure the kitten was dead and stuck. They wanted to know what to do I just told them if that kitten isn't out soon get mama cat to the vet. A short time later he was out, a pretty little orange and white kitten. He was nursing so I guess he will do ok.

      We have a wild cat living under our deck and sometimes in the barn he meows at our cats never fights them. I have tried to tame him, but nothing works. He runs when he sees me.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Came back to pin this interesting article on Awesome HubPages and to share it again with followers. Your cats look so content.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Suzanne,

      So glad that you enjoyed reading about our couch potatoes. Haha! They are a joy in our lives. :))

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      justmesuzanne 4 years ago from Texas

      Super cute! Voted up, awesome and Pinned on my PETS board! :)

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Victoria,

      Boxes are the greatest cat toy ever! Going to Costco today so will have some new ones for them. :) Thanks for your comment.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Cats are so photogenic. I enjoyed your photos and the video, too! Great stories, too. I do the same thing with boxes. Any new box I will leave out for days or weeks until my clan tires of it. They're so fun to watch!

      I, too, don't understand people who move and just abandon their pets. That is so heartless.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi FlourishAnyway,

      You have that right in that Peaches is our diva. As far as Dusty being our wise counsel....well...OK...he probably thinks so. Ha! Thanks!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi vertualit,

      So glad that you enjoyed these photos.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Rajan,

      Cats are fun creatures to have as pets. Appreciate your votes and the share.

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      FlourishAnyway 4 years ago from USA

      Those cats know where to come. I love that you sheltered Mama Kitty even though she was feral. I appreciate ferals and spay/neuter them as well. Your photos are too precious! Dusty is obviously your wise counsel and Peaches your diva. Voted up across the board and sharing!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Suzanne,

      Depending upon how many cats you have, that must cost you a fortune if you are making sure they are spayed and neutered and giving them their vaccinations. Nice that they have a safe place! You are a kind soul to be helping them. I can't understand people who just go off and leave their pets behind!

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      Abdus Salam 4 years ago from Bangladesh

      Great hub with Awesome photos. Thanks for sharing...

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Your cats are awesomely beautiful. I haven't had a cat as a pet yet but I believe they would be too adorable to have.

      Voted up, beautiful and sharing.

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      justmesuzanne 4 years ago from Texas

      Your critters are lovely! I have become the local cat lady by default. Every time someone moves out of my neighborhood, they go off and leave one or more cats behind, and they come to live with me! Luckily, I have a big yard and an enclosed porch set up with beds, food and a little heater for the wintertime! :D Voted up and awesome!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

      Yes, our feline friends add much to our lives with their cute ways of playing, demanding attention at times, and their sweet loving ways. Too bad that you have become allergic to them. Don't you miss the cat hair on your clothes? Haha! Thanks for the share.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      I really enjoy looking at the photos of your cats, which are excellent. Cats add so much character to a home, don't you think? I used to have a cat, but in the course of being allergy tested I became allergic to them and so I can't have a cat anymore, and not for years. I miss not having a cat.

      A great tribute to all of your kitties. Sharing this one again . . .

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Vinaya,

      Funny how that happens! My husband did not grow up with pets in the house and now he is the biggest softie around with regard to his 4 legged "babies." :) Thanks for your comment.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      Peggy,

      my father hated cats, but when my mother adopted a cat my father hatred turned to love. Your pets are beautiful.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi beingwell,

      So...you like cats! Obviously so do we. :)) Our buddies add a lot of joy into our lives. Thanks for your comment.

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      beingwell 4 years ago from Bangkok

      It's a hub on cats! Of course, I shared it! Cute fellas! Nice hub, peggy!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

      Yes, cats can take care of themselves for longer periods of time if they have clean litter boxes, water and food available compared to dogs who must be let out every so often to "do their business." Peaches is our most cuddly cat although Dusty likes attention also...just on his terms. Ha! Thanks for your votes and the share.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Such nice photos and all your kitties look so nice and cuddly. I still miss not being able to have a cat even though it's been many years. I think cats are much easier to care for than dogs, although dogs are nice too. Cats are just usually quieter and less boisterous, and better able to take care of themselves a lot.

      Voted up, interesting, and will share!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Stacy,

      It is fun growing up having pets. Nice to hear that you had the same experience. Cute names you guys had for your first cat and the dog at the same time...Sundance Kitty and Butch Cassidy. Ha! Thanks for your comment and glad that you liked these photos.

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      Stacy Harris 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      What great pictures of your pets. I have to admit, we had a soft spot in our hearts for the outdoor cats when we were growing up. There was so many that I can't even keep up with the count. But I do know, they all came from the first one... Sundance Kitty. Of course, she had a partner in crime Butch Cassidy... a great big dog!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Brett,

      Yes...all of our cats have come to us as strays and full grown. We are softies when it comes to loving animals of all types and our cats have certainly wiggled their way into not only our home but hearts as well. Glad that you enjoyed reading this. Thanks for the votes and share.

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      Brett Caulton 4 years ago from Thailand

      A fun and interesting read. Sounds like your cats have lived interesting lives lol. Some cute pictures too ... which I'm sure my followers will enjoy.

      Shared, up, funny and interesting.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Don,

      My parents almost always had dogs and cats at the same time and they always made peace with one another. Too bad people cannot get along as well! Sounds like your dog and cat had quite a game going between them. Ha! Thanks for your comment and share.

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      Don A. Hoglund 4 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Hi Peggy, your cat picture are very good as are all of your photos. We are not up to integrating cats and dogs although we did have a cat and dog together at one time. The cat would always tease the dog and I was concerned that the dog grabbed the cats tail and ran across the floor. It was awhile before I realized that the cat enjoyed the ride. voted and sharing.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Michelle,

      All of our cats have come to us that way...as strays and no longer kittens. Nice to know that you are also an animal lover. Appreciate your comment and share.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Peggy, you have a real heart for animals!! I am glad to connect with another animal lover. Taking care of strays the way you do is indeed commendable. Thanks for sharing! Sharing as well.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

      It is true that cats are easier to manage and one does not have to rush home to make sure they go outside to "do their business" as one has to do with dogs because of cats having litter boxes. Both dogs and cats make great companions in different ways. Too bad that you developed an allergy to cats. Appreciate your comment and votes.

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      C E Clark 5 years ago from North Texas

      A great hub. I used to have a cat, but when I was tested for allergies they gave me a allergy skin test for cats and that is when I became allergic to them. Dogs are nice, but cats are less boisterous and can look out for themselves more. Great photos too! Voted you up etc,

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi alocsin,

      Yes, Peaches and Dusty are also great friends. Dusty does not particularly like the "DOG" Skippy...but so it goes! Skippy knows it and generally gives Dusty a wide berth when walking around him. They have established their pecking order in our house...and of these 3...Dusty was first. Ha! Thanks for your comment.

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I never did own a cat but always wanted one because of its independence. I'm glad that Skippy and Peaches were friends, but it looks like she had another friend in that colorful cat. Voting this Up and Interesting.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Vinaya,

      Nice to know that you also find photographing your parent's cats fun. They have such cute ways about them. Family pets add so much to our daily enjoyment! Thanks for your comment.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Hello Peggy,

      these pictures are too wonderful.

      I also love photographing my parents cats.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Judi,

      Dusty as you know decides when and IF he wants petting. Ha! Sorry that your cat is needing so much attention from the vet these days. Our pets are certainly precious to us. Thanks for your comment.

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      judio 5 years ago

      Lucky me to get to pet Dusty when he's in the mood. Our cats are were just as spoiled. We now just have one left and at 11 yrs old, he's making more visits to the doc (vet) than me! That Peaches is such a cutie, too.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello LondonLady,

      Walter and Mamma Kitty were pals! Thanks for commenting on this hub about our family pets...the cats.

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      Laura Writes 5 years ago

      Awww...Walter and Mamma Kitty remind me of yin-yang. They are adorable. Cute hub!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello ishwaryaa22,

      Nice comment from you regarding our saving of the cats who now grace us with their presence and cute antics. Mama Kitty is now gone but Dusty and Peaches are still very much alive and well. Thanks for the sharing of this hub with others and your votes. Appreciate it! :)

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello CreateSquidoo,

      So nice to know that you liked these cat photos of our family pets. Thanks for your comment.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Wow! An entertaining read! Many cute cats! So nice of you & your hubby to take care of these former abandoned or abused cats - including Mama Kitty. Though, cats are rarely seen in my family, my best friend got a snow-white cat named Appu. Dusty and Peaches looked adorable and their antics are amusing and sweet, esp waking you up (Dusty) or allowing you to pamper her(Peaches)! Will be visiting your more pets-related hubs soon.

      Thanks for Sharing. Awesome, funny & interesting. Voted up.

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      CreateSquidoo 5 years ago

      The cat looks so very cute in the photo.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Alicia,

      Appreciate your comment especially as I know that you also love cats. Thanks!

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      Linda Crampton 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you for sharing the photos and stories of your lovely cats, Peggy. I agree with you - cats should be kept indoors if at all possible. It's just too dangerous for them outside, especially in areas with lots of vehicle traffic.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello AnnaCia,

      So nice to know that you are fostering kittens. That tells me something about you as a person which is obviously good. Thanks for your comment on this hub about our cats and glad to hear that you liked it.

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      AnnaCia 5 years ago

      I love this article. It shows how much these precious cats mean to you, and how much you mean to them. I enjoy taking care of my foster kittens. Your cats are awesome.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Cheryl,

      Thanks for your comment on this hub about our cats, both past and present. You definitely know Peaches and Dusty as well as Skippy...even though he is not of the feline persuasion. Ha!

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      Cheryl J. 5 years ago from Houston, TX

      Your cats are beautiful with charming personalities including Skippy. They are really great companions. Great photos and interesting information and videos on caring for your pets and keeping them healthy and alive.

      Great hub.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Lesley,

      I had to laugh to myself remembering the story of our cat Willie who had escaped when all dressed up in doll clothes. It all ended well, as you know. Thanks for your comment. Dusty's eyes are quite beautiful and he knows it! :)

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Peggy, Dusty has to be my favourite, those fabulous eyes are just saying 'love me'

      I loved the story of Willie, thank goodness he landed safely, after I read that I didn't feel guilty laughing at the thought of him in the dress!

      Lovely hub and fabulous pictures, thank you for sharing and a big vote up from me.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello CreateHubpages,

      Glad to hear that you liked these cat photos. Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi viking305,

      Yes...that cat memory is a hard one to forget! Haha! Thanks for your comment and the sharing of this hub with others.

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      CreateHubpages 5 years ago

      The cat in the photo is so cute.

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      L M Reid 5 years ago from Ireland

      I enjoyed reading stories of all your cats. Loved the one where you dressed the young cat outside and it ran up the pole, must have been a sight lol

      Thanks for SHARING. Up and awesome

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi teaches12345,

      I think that many cats are like our Dusty and the one you had. Ha! Nice to know that you liked these pictures. Thanks for your comment.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      My last cat was a "Dusty" as he preferrd to love you when he felt it was appropriate. Sweet pictures and so adorable.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Sandra,

      Glad that this gave you an idea of showing some of your own cat's photos. Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi moonlake,

      Will look forward to seeing your cats in a hub someday. Must be quite common for them to accompany "their people" at the keyboard and computer screen. Haha! Thanks for your comment.

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      Sandra Busby 5 years ago from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

      What a great idea. I have been looking for a use for all those pictures of cats that I have shot over the years. Thanks. Sandra Busby

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      Love your cats and your hub. I was telling my cat today that he is getting to fat when he rolls around he lands on my keyboard and I can't type. I had to make a spot for him between my keyboard and the monitor. We have had almost 50 years of cats and dogs. I will one day get all my pictures together and write a hub on them.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello phdast7,

      Nice that you have also have cats to enrich your lives and bring you joy such as ours do. Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello iamaudraleigh,

      So glad that you liked these abbreviated stories as well as the photos of the cats in my husband's and my life. Appreciate your comment and vote.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Brett,

      My husband and I considered ourselves to be more "dog people" until these cats wiggled their way into our lives. He had never grown up with either dogs or cats in his mother's home. Wow...has he changed! :) Thanks for your comment and share.

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      Theresa Ast 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Great Hub and pictures of such wonderful and beautiful animals. Several cats have always been a part of our family and brought us much joy. Thanks for a terrific Hub.

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      iamaudraleigh 5 years ago

      I love this hub, your pictures, and your cats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great job! Voted up!

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Wow, you have had quite an adventure with cats. I can see why you like them, but for me right now, I love dogs. One big dog is enough for me, she's FULL of energy and craving attention ...

      Thanks for SHARING.