All of my life, I have loved cats. Any kind of cat. Big cats, little
cats. Sweet cats, mean cats. I'd say ugly cats, too, but I've never met one. I love to talk about my cats. I love to hear
about other people's cats. I read cat stories. My dream in life is to win
the lottery and have a big place with a lot of outdoor space. A place for
cats to live. We would have a live in vet. I would have someone to help
clean the litter. (eww) We would help all of the cats that we could. If
I won the lottery.
At the time that I started this website, in November, 1996, we had 18 cats. The oldest, Bobby,was born in early 1981 (he passed away in July, 1999). I no longer state how many cats we have or their ages here, because cats come into our lives and cats leave our lives. Since I originally wrote this little introduction, Bobby, Maggie and Pepper have gone on to the Rainbow Bridge. But you can count them by reading their stories, if you like.
We get our kitties in to the house at night. In the morning, they are
allowed to go outside into our backyard. Our backyard is fixed so that
our cats can't get out, and other cats and varmints can't get in. It is
a good compromise, I think. We have pine trees and I hate to see the kitties
going after birds, so Brian came up with a way to keep the cats from climbing
the trees. Besides saving birds, we don't have to do any climbing ourselves
to rescue a kitty that has run up too far and looked down.
If you like any of the animated cat pictures, feel free to copy them. I found them at different places throughout my surfing. The photographic images are not public domain and are not to be taken from this site. They are copyright lisaviolet. If you see them elsewhere on the web, please let me know. To help prevent image theft, I've disabled the "back" capability of your browser. But to compensate for this, you can go back to the page from which you came by clicking on the word "back" at the top left hand of all of my webpages.
Navigation through the cathouse is pretty simple. The main index can be found by clicking on the "index" button on the menu bar at the top of the page. You might also find the small drop down menu at the right side of the menu bar handy. I know I use it all the time. *grin* If you find any bad links, links that take you to an error page, please, don't hesitate to inform me. Bad links slow us all down. If you want to turn the music off, just push the button on the little console at the top of the page. With a few exceptions, the songs will only play once.
I hope you enjoy your stay here at the cathouse. If you do, I hope you come back again and I really hope you'll share this with your cat loving friends. I've made what I hope is a fun and educational website with something for everyone. Have fun!!