My 3 adorable neurotic cats
by Barbara Mango
(New Milford CT)
I am a cat momma. My "Kids" are Oscar, Chloe, and Olive. Oscar, age 15 is an amazing hunter who loves leaving dissected rodent parts on our deck. He has litter box issues-in other words, he refuses to use it. He prefers the garage floor. It's a minefield. He also has problems with affection. One pat too many and he chomps/scratches fingers hard enough to draw blood. Chloe is 10 years old. She is teeny, weighing in at 7.8 pounds. She is sweet and affectionate as can be with us, humans. However, she is a complete diva and runs the show with her siblings. She is also insanely skittish and loves hiding in bizarre places. Olive is 2 1/2. She showed up on our deck during a blizzard. She was starving and terrified. She had been "dumped" on the side of a road, and left to fend for herself in 6 inches of snow. She is gentle and loving but has major dental problems. Olive has an uncommon dental disease. Her teeth rot from the bone underneath her gums and fall out. One day she will be toothless. I'll have to nickname her "gums". They keep me busy and keep me company. Love them.
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