Welcome to Cats Herd You, where we share both entertainment and education about all things cat.
We share funny tails about our lives and our adventures. Sometimes we capture hilarious moments and other times we share episodes of longer sagas like Ashton’s quest for more chicken.
We love all cats, not just the ones under our own roof. Having a less-adoptable cat in our family, we believe that all cats deserve homes, even the ones who might be a little bit different or imperfect.
Our Cast of Characters
We’re all rescued cats, living the good life in Orlando, Florida. People keep telling us that there’s a big mouse around here, but so far, we haven’t seen it.
Newton the Naughty was originally adopted from a rescue group because it seemed like Pierre would like to have a friend. We had no idea that 11 lb. Pierre would be terrified of the little 2 lb kitten, who took the household by storm. Now an adult, he has mellowed a little, but he still earns the naughty title daily.
Pierre was adopted from a local rescue group at a weekend Petsmart adoption event. He was part of a litter of kittens who had been found under a tarp in a boat that had been relocated far from their mother, and the mother then couldn’t be found. Pierre’s favorite pastimes include ambushing people from behind the drapes and watching the toilet flush. He has recently discovered a previously hidden talent for operating the iPad, and we are hoping he might earn some money as a tax preparer next tax season.
Ashton was found as an injured, terrified kitten in the median of a busy interstate highway. At first glance, nobody knew if she would survive the day. She lost her left eye as a result of this misadventure, but otherwise she recovered fully and has become a big part of the household.
Cupcake joined our family in 2017 after melting everyone’s heart as a foster kitten at a social media conference. She keeps everyone on their toes with sneak-attacks and general mayhem. Unlike the other cats in the house, she walks on a leash, so she accompanies the humans on weekend outings around town.
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Cousin Earl, our country cousin, lives with our aunt, who stood in for a while as our official biographer. Earl was rescued by a good Samaritan program at a local veterinarian’s office after a kittenhood accident and lost a leg, but that hasn’t slowed him down at all. He loves to steal things that don’t belong to him.
Cousin Shep also lives with our aunt. He is a friendly, laid-back cat who was surrendered by his owners to the local ASPCA when they moved away. Shep is always the first to greet visitors, and he loves to play with toys and watch cat TV.
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Talia was originally found by workers as a feral kitten on the roof of an office building and was bottle raised through part of her kittenhood. She went through five household moves in her lifetime, and she probably told the younger cats, “You think that’s bad? I lived in a studio apartment in Manhattan for a year!” She thought she invented the game of fetch, and even into her elder years she would bring foam balls, expecting adulation and praise for her fine work.
Cousin Nellie, one of our country cousins, lived with our aunt. She was originally adopted from the good Samaritan program at a local veterinarian’s office. She loved snuggling, and even though she never saw one until her senior years, her favorite games were all on the iPad.