That, however, lasted up until the past 2 years. This cat came into my life.
Meet Lucy Locket Viola Bragg. By no means is she considered my cat. That was claimed most vehemently by Abby, Travis, Kellie, and my Dad. She was often fought over, as is natural for those who claim ownership. Nevertheless, Lucy warmed my heart and I stand before you today saying "I wish I had a cat."
Our dear Linus Merryweather is also adorable, but he is a bit more aloof.
Niner was our first and most beloved.
We also had a brief and beautiful stint with Lyra.
To read her story as well as Lucy and Linus', see my mom's excellent post on my sister, the rescuer.
PS Photo credits to my amazing mom.