Ok not really, but I wanted everyone to meet the seven kitties I share my home with. Please be warned there are quite a few photos here.
To make it fair I'll go in order of age.
Sneakers is the senior cat in the house, she's about 15. I adopted her from a friend of mine about 5 years ago. My friend's daughter had brought the cat home from someone in the neighborhood who did not want her. A family member who lives with me had lost his cat recently so I agreed to bring Sneakers home to show him. He said we could "foster" her but of course she is still here! She was overweight and in bad shape when we got her (matted) but with a good diet and care she got healthy. She is very grumpy and does not care for other cats and dogs, but ignores them most of the time.
Next is Church. He was a feral kitten, I first saw him in the alley and when I tried to approach he ran into the yard and was chased by my dog (my Golden Retriever who luckily had a very good 'leave it!') The other cat who was nearby (probably his mother) ran away so I brought him inside. He turned out to be about 5-6 weeks old. I never found a sign of any other kittens so he most likely was either an "only child" or the rest of the litter died. He sure acted like an "only child..."
I was planning to get him healthy, neutered and find him a home. I named him Church (Winston Churchill). I could not find anyone who wanted to adopt him so he ended up staying. This worked out well though because at the time I found him a family member had a deposit on a Maine Coon kitten from a breeder, and that kitten happened to be almost the same age as Church so (once Church was fully tested, de-wormed and nursed back to health) they were able to grow up together. When they were younger, both cats were entered in several cat shows which they did well in, and went to several movie and commercial auditions. As they got older they stopped enjoying it though and were "retired".
Here is Church when I first found him-
A bit older-
Church as an adult-
Next is Roxy. She was the Maine Coon kitten who I mentioned above. I helped find her, it took several years in the search for a Maine Coon breeder and a litter. He wanted specifically a black cat and there are not a lot of breeders of them. He visited a few breeders before we finally found Roxy's breeder. She is a solid black polydactyl Maine Coon. When Church and Roxy were kittens I used to take them on outing to visit friends, pet stores and for stroller walks which they loved (until they got too big to fit in the stroller together...)
Roxy weighs 11 pounds but she's still growing, Maine Coons grow until they are about 4-5. She'll be turning 3 on the day before Halloween.
Roxy and Church-
To make it easier on people who have slow internet, I'll put the rest of the cats/photos in a separate post.