CHARACTERS

Momma Kat - 30ish. Background in psychology and accounting. Once a professional pet-sitter, but otherwise no experience with animals other than her own. Protector of Bear - also the target of his indignant attitude. Still keeps Kitty {her "girl"} in her thoughts and misses her every day. Somewhat a sucker for her cats - letting them get away with more than most people . . . but they are sooooo cute! Loves reading, crosswords, learning about random topics, and of course, Bear and Kitty :)
(To read more about Momma Kat, from Bear's perspective, see {HERE}.)


Bear Cat - Born February 2006 {estimated}. A homeless kitten for the first 8 months of his life {originally thought to be female and named "Lily"} before being adopted by Momma and the Big Dodo in October 2006. When Momma started feeding him, he'd reject the food for as much love as Momma was willing to give - and only eat once she went back inside. Named "Pooh Bear" because of his incredibly lovable and loving personality and his habit of wrapping his paws around one's arm like a giant bear hug. Shortened to "Bear" once he was out of isolation and he became the resident $#!+ disturber. His relationship with Kitty was strained due to his demands that they be friends and he follow her everywhere. While he has an enormous capacity for love, he also has quite the attitude. When he wants attention, he'll tear the house down if you resist. Some times he'll even tear the house down just because he can. Very determined, stubborn, enthusiastic, LOUD, a bit of a daredevil, and never does anything half-assed {often leads to predicaments he needs help to extricate himself from}. Follows Momma around and always has to be right next to Momma. Big scared-y cat {birds, squirrels, insects that buzz . . . his own shadow}. Also loves to play, steal Momma's things when she's not looking {and even when she is}, and watch himself prance in front of the mirror. The reason Momma will never get a deposit back on her rental - anywhere - EVER.
(To get a better conceptual idea of the differences between Kitty and Bear - see {HERE}.)
(To read more about Bear's personality, likes, and behavior, or to see lots more pictures of Bear, see {HERE}.)



Kitty - Born July 1991. Started as a family pet and taken with Momma when she moved out. So named because no one in the family came up with a better idea and she started responding to "Here, Kitty-Kitty," so it stuck. Fairly laid-back. "Secret service" type cat - not usually affectionate, but always in the same room as her "person." When she was affectionate, felt like the heavens were shining down on her "person." Known for her hissing among everyone that was not her "person." Not so much into playing but LOVES boxes and watching birds. Very no-nonsense, wry, sarcastic, and practical - she does not suffer fools {like Bear and the Big Dodo} lightly. Peed in Momma's bed every day for a few months after Momma and the Big Dodo moved in together. To those who filled in for Momma in giving her pills and insulin shots - also known as the devil - known to destroy heavy gloves, heavy coats {both requirements to even survive the affair}, and at the very least, pee and poop on the provider. Pretty amazing since {at the time} she only had back claws and three fangs. Left Momma heartbroken in May 2007 :( 
(To get a better conceptual idea of the differences between Kitty and Bear - see {HERE}.)
(To read the post in memory of Kitty - see {HERE}.)




Big Dodo - One-time husband of Momma Kat. Not as much of a sucker as Momma. Extremely disliked and barely tolerated by Kitty. Another option for love and attention for Bear: though Bear never really liked the Big Dodo, he wasn't opposed to asking him for loves if Momma wasn't available. Otherwise, mostly avoided by Bear. Not surprisingly, wanted nothing to do with the cats after May 2007 when Momma and the Big Dodo split up {pretty sure the feeling was mutual}. Because of this, only appears in the beginning of Bear's story {adoption/and the events right after}. And Bear and Momma have never looked back :)

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