Greenpoint

Samantha Raye, Oona & Little Cat

The first time I saw a hairless cat (much like everyone else) was as a kid obsessing over the Austin Powers trilogy and the iconic duo that is Dr. Evil & Mr. Bigglesworth. I never imagined that I’d own one (let alone two), but three years ago I met a sphynx cat for the first […]

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Astoria

Quenna Sanchez & Bea

I was reverse-catfished. Having been presented with a photo of a hefty, surly looking feline from the alleys of Astoria, I accepted the foster mom’s invitation to meet in real life with apprehension. My drive to be polite outweighed my better instincts. I arrived, still skeptical, and received a disclaimer: The kitten I was about […]

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Portland

Nica Demaria & Stripe (Kitty)

I inherited my cat from an ex-boyfriend who I lived with for over 5 years. He had adopted the cat as a kitten for his daughter’s 6th birthday shortly before we met. Through the endless stress and tumultuousness of our complicated relationship and stepfamily dynamic, Kitty remained a source of calm for both of us. […]

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Portland

Ali Kasper, Senator & Francis

Before meeting my girlfriend, I always considered myself a dog person. But when I met her cat–Senator Milk Mann (AKA Milky, Milk Boy, or Senny) –I fell in love. Everything from the beauty mark on his nose to his chubby little dad bod and even his grumpy old man personality had me charmed. After becoming so […]

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Portland

Stephanie Buer & Matilda

I have loved cats my entire life. I had my first kitten when I was about 3 years old, I named him puffy. I can’t remember a time in my life when there was not a significant cat friend by my side. I got Lucy and Matilda just after I graduated from Art College, in […]

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Downtown Brooklyn

Lizz Hill Wiker, Prince & Stevie

My husband and I made the decision not to have children. Instead, we found ourselves wanting to adopt a pet and since we both grew up with cats, we decided that would be a good fit for us. We talked off and on for a couple of years, never really landing on the right time, […]

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Portland

Molly Douglas & Margot

  Margot and I are definitely two peas in a pod – we’re both fairly introverted, gentle, and very independent, but all we really want is love and attention (astrologically, we are both Aries, so that might explain it). Before I got Margot, I don’t think I believed that a cat (at least a cat […]

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Portland

Vanessa Nemec & Gatsby

I adopted Gatsby when he was just a month or so old. A friend of mine gave him to me after finding a litter of kittens in his yard. When he delivered Gatsby to me, he pulled this tiny furry creature right out of his sweatshirt pocket and into my hands. He was the cutest […]

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Williamsburg

KrisAnne Madaus, Dmitry & Vivian

Dmitry (Meech) and Vivian are both rescues from the Wisconsin Humane Society. Meech’s previous family surrendered him because they were moving, but he, Vivian and I journeyed as a happy trine from Wisconsin to New York so that I could attend grad school. 15 hours in a rental car with no problem on the road. […]

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