Daisy and Shelby

A Men and Cats reader submitted this sweet post about the man and cat in her life:

Daisy is mine and Shelby’s, my fiancé’s, 6 month old brown striped kitten. We rescued her from an abusive home when she was about 6 weeks old. I wanted a little kitten for myself to take care of and keep me company. But Daisy immediately took a liking to Shelby by snuggling in his lap and following him around. I’ll admit I was jealous especially since I was always the cat lover in the relationship. He had never really liked cats too much before and was more of a dog person, but daisy was different. She is truly man’s best friend! He loves her so much and she shows the same love back to him. Everyday when he leaves for work, she waits on the couch right next to our front door for him to kiss her goodbye. Then she cuddles up for a nap and waits for him to come home. When he arrives home, there she is at his feet welcoming him home for the night, then she jumps up on his chair and waits for him to snuggle with her. At bedtime, she cuddles in between us purring and when we wake up, she is in one of our faces purring waiting for us to get up. Daisy is such a special kitty, and she has made our little family complete. Shelby has been happier since we got her, if he is angry or having a bad day Daisy always tries her hardest to cheer him up. I never expected that Shelby would have grown so close to Daisy, but sometimes the most unlikely relationships turn out to be the best ones.

Little cat-loving man

It should come as no surprise that my three-and-a-half year-old son is a little cat lover. He now worries about every stray cat he sees and wants to adopt them all. There are some feral cats near our train station (they get fed by the locals and I see them regularly peeking out of the greenery, eating cans of food). Just this morning my son said to me, “Mommy! That cat is lonely! He needs a family!” The other day he randomly told me, “I miss Miranda.” (Miranda is his friend’s cat). And he asked me, “Can we get a friend for Charley?” What do you think? Does my elderly, now brother-less tuxedo cat need a new kitty friend? Our vet recommended we get a male kitten if we decide to adopt another cat, and I would really like to adopt an all-black cat, since I have heard they get adopted less due to silly superstitions and whatnot.