I have two wonderful kitties, Ganymede and Callisto, both named after the moons of Jupiter (I am kind of a nerd, forgive me).
Callisto is my first born, and my first cat ever. My mom is allergic to cats so I never had any growing up, although we had our fair share of dogs. I used to call myself a dog person, but now I am definitely a cat AND dog person! She won my heart. She is basically the perfect cat - affectionate, very low-maintenance, has never been sick a day in her life, and very clean. However, she is pretty skittish and absolutely hates one of my dogs, to the point where she will not come upstairs (my basement is blocked off with a baby gate for her) unless my one dog is in his kennel. The minute that kennel door closes, she's upstairs. It goes without saying that he is kenneled when I am not at home, and also at night because Callisto sleeps on me/in between my legs every single night and has since she was a kitten.
Ganymede is my problem child. I have literally spent more money on him than Callisto and both of my dogs combined. He is a gorgeous cat with lots of personality - he plays fetch, he comes when called better than my dogs do, he is very bold and is not afraid of anything, and is very talkative. However, he has had a lot of medical issues. I'm pretty sure he came from a hoarder and I think that might be cause for some of his problems. He had very bad yeast infections in both ears as a kitten which was finally cured by putting him on a grain free food. He has feline herpes, which is pretty well managed now but used to be troublesome with sneezing and eye infections. He has had two urinary tract infections, both with crystals, one of which resulted in a blockage. Since then he has been put on an all canned diet and seems to be doing fine except he is extremely picky! He only will eat a few kinds of grain-free canned food, and he rarely finishes his meals. I tell him almost every day if he wasn't so pretty I probably would find him a new home - totally joking of course!
Both of my cats have their own picture-a-day blog pages. If you want to see more pictures click the following links!