Met between 2018-2020
515. Jim | Met on October 25th, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois
Well, it took me half a year but I finally made it back to Chicago to meet Jim and I immediately fell in love! Jim lives with my friend Brett who got him after losing his senior cat Vincent (Cat 7). Jim is about 8 years old. He is super friendly, but only on his terms. Don’t try to hold him, he’s not into it. We hit it off pretty quick and spent a lot of time together over 4 days. Jim buddied up with me the whole time I was there, sleeping at my feet every night. He barely speaks at all but those beautiful bright eyes say everything you need to know. What a warm, fantastic personality, easily a top ten cat right away!
516. Travel Plaza Cat | Met on October 28th, 2018 somewhere on 90E in Indiana
This little cat broke my heart. They were wandering around the parked cars approaching travelers looking for food. I sat and watched a nice woman move them to the far end of the parking lot and give them some food. This situation reminded me that I really need to start having a bag of dry food in my car at all times given the amount of hungry wild cats I come across.
517-518. Edgar & Archie | Met on November 14th, 2018 in Westlake, Ohio
So, Karen at work rescued two siamese sibling kittens and we’ve been bugging her to bring them in. Finally it happened and I got to spend an hour with Edgar & Archie. They were quite shy but also pretty chill as about twelve co-workers came in to visit and play with them. They both seemed to enjoy being held, pet and photographed. At home, they’re always together. Edgar is the leader, he likes to hide stuff in shoes and one time he got stuck inside an open vent! Archie doesn’t ever make a sound, he’s a special little guy and a piggy eater!
Age: 12 weeks
Edgar’s Nickname: Edgar Allen
Archie’s Nicknames: Archiekins, Archibald
They both like: Ice cubes, Climbing the mattress to the top bunk, Avocado, Q-tips, Straws, Bottle caps
They both dislike: The sound the bathroom scale makes when it slides across the floor
519. Cat on my parent’s back porch | Met on November 22nd, 2018 in Lorain, Ohio
This little one-eyed fella was snooping around on Thanksgiving morning. While my parents are cat lovers, they aren’t particularly fond of the neighborhood strays lounging around their yard. There’s a house around the corner where I always see 5 to 7 cats in the driveway, my Dad thinks this kitty is probably one of them. I haven’t been able to get a picture of that house yet.
520-521. Vanessa & Lil Snack | Met on January 9th, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio
What a treat to meet these two sister kittens! I wish I would have gone over to meet them earlier when they were really little. My friends Matthew & Marcia took them in after their farm cat mother gave birth to Vanessa right on Marcia’s lap! Vanessa (grey) was the 1st born and Lil Snack (orange) was the runt in a litter of 5 kittens. We had a fantastic visit filled with selfless cuddling and frenetic play. They are both such good climbers effortlessly running up the walls and the studio ladder. Lil Snack has a wild personality, she’s ready for anything. Vanessa is a bit more pensive and complex, she likes to really taking things in. They were both such good girls, I already miss them.
Age: 5 months
Vanessa’s nicknames: Vanessel, Venues, Venuesal, Beast
Lil Snack’s nicknames: Little Snack, Snackish, Squirrel Tiger, Lil Crack (when she has the catnip mouse)
Vanessa likes: Lil Snack, Snuggles, Heavy affection, Making biscuits, To observe and process things
Lil Snack likes: Vanessa, Pouncing on feet in bed, Climbing people, Playing hockey with foil balls
They both dislike: The spray bottle (just the sound of it being picked up is enough)
522. Stray Cat | Met on March 16th, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio
This little one eyed kitty was hanging outside of the Animal Protective League. If they would have let me get closer I would have grabbed them and brought them into the shelter.
523. Robot | Met on March March 27th, 2019 in Lakewood, Ohio
My friends Wyatt & Amy have a new kitten! She was a gift for their daughter Ellie’s 9th birthday and their youngest daughter Leona named her Robot. Robot comes from a family friend’s litter of 6 kittens down in Canton, Ohio. She moved in with her new family and house cat Greg (Cat 15) a few weeks later. Robot and Greg quickly became best friends, playing and snuggling together. Greg has been pretty lonely ever since Charlotte (Cat 16) moved out a few years ago. When I met Robot she had only been in her new home 6 days but she was already pretty well adjusted and confident. I’m very excited to watch Robot grow. Good work Wyatt & Amy, you picked a great one!
Age: 7 weeks
Likes: Food, Being under chairs, Snuggling on Wyatt’s head and neck, Exploring, Scratching on things
Dislikes: Being held for a long time, Loud noises, Being scared, Wheat litter
524. Cat in my parent’s backyard | Met on April 21st, 2019 in Lorain, Ohio
Yet another cat disturbing the peace in my parent’s back yard. Look at those beautiful markings!
525. Milo | Met on May 17th, 2019 in Lorain, Ohio
Meet Milo, my parents new baby kitty. I love him! He’s a 4 month old exotic shorthair and he’s nearly perfect in every way. Milo is very receptive to being held and loved. His coat is exceptionally soft and his tail is so fluffy. He’s only been in his forever home about a month so he’s still exploring and learning his routines.
526. Cat under my car | Met on May 18th, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio
This kitty was enjoying some shade in the Animal Protective League parking lot after I finished my volunteer shift. There’s a handful of strays that live on the property in little cat houses. You can get close to some of them but never close enough to bring them inside.
527-529. Parking Lot Cats | Met on July 26th, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio
There’s a community of feral cats living next door to my friend Frank. These are the 3 cats I saw but Frank says there’s at least a dozen. The white one was chill enough to get close to (he’s the only one that looks like it’s been through TNR).
530. Kitten at Edison’s | Met on August 12th, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio
This little cutie was looking for scraps on the back patio at Edison’s Pub in Tremont. They looked like they’re doing pretty good scrounging around behind all the local bars. My friend Paul fed them some cheese, we tried getting close but they were pretty skittish.
531. Peso | Met on August 30th, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio
Peso (formerly known as Rigatoni) is the new outdoor cat at the Cloud Nothings band house. He’s been hanging around for a while, my friend Chris already took him to the vet. I bet he’ll make his way indoors come winter where he’ll join Rictus (Cat 366) & Ferguson (Cat 367). Peso was a delight to hang out with, VERY social, very friendly!
532. Outdoor Cat | Met on September 4th, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio
We had a quick encounter on the front porch of my friend’s house before they took off into the backyard.
533. Duncan | Met on September 30th, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio
Well, it took me over a year to get a meeting with Duncan and he was worth the wait. Paul, you really undersold him! Duncan (seen here with his summer cut) is a big fluffy boy with a very friendly personality. He is cared for by my friends Paul & Alli who got him 5 years ago from an ‘incompatible house cats’ situation where his name was Liam. Originally, he was born into a cat hoarding situation. He’s a fiend for affection, he’s very cuddly and his little mews are so quiet and cute! He hung out on the arm of my chair with his butt up in the air after our little photo shoot. I miss him already.
Age: 8 years
Nicknames: Dunc, Empress Duncan, Slam Dunc, Doogles, Little Dootie, Dude, Dog, Lil Bubber
Likes: Prancing, Cuddling, Licking cans of White Claw, Vegan cheese
Dislikes: Water and not much else
Fun fact: He’s so chill he’s never darted
534. H Space Cat | Met October 5th, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio
This little fellow lives in my friend Eli’s gallery loft. He ventured out during a performance to say hello to everyone and of course I followed him upstairs where we spent a few moments checking each other out before the loud music started again and he vanished.
535. Street Cat | Met October 7th, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio
Street cat sighting!
536. Monty | Met October 12th, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvannia
Jane & I were in Pittsburgh seeing Boy Harsher & Spellling play a dance party and after the show Monty came strolling through for some affection. The locals said he’s always hanging around when there’s a show. His collar tag said “Monty has cat door”.
537-538. Momma Cat & Baby | Met on October 18th, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio
These two live somewhere behind the local DIY gig house and punk bar I frequent. I suspect one of them is actually Cat 532.
539. Cinder | Met on November 8th, 2019 in Parma, Ohio
*Plus some bonus photos of Elska (Cat 326) & Kylfu (Cat 327) who I haven’t seen since they were tiny!
I’ve been trying to arrange to meet Cinder (orange) for at least a year now. My friend Ash is his cat mom, he joined her family of siblings Elska (white & gray) and Kylfu (black, pronounced kee-voo) a few years ago. Cinder showed up at Ash’s old house as she was moving out. Ash thinks he was abandoned by her neighbors who moved out overnight and left all their stuff on the tree lawn. Cinder was pretty easy going when we met, a genuine good boy. It was hard to give him my undivided attention while the other two cats were scoping me out. For me, three cats is the perfect number and this is an exceptional trio!
Age: Unknown… 3 years?
Nicknames: Cindy, Bugboy, Bubby
Likes: Ash, Food, Being on top of the cat tree, Warm laundry
Dislikes: Strangers, Being hungry, The vacuum
Fun fact: Two days after being brought inside he was snuggling with the other cats
540. Newt | Met on November 23rd, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio
The petite baby on the left is Newt, seen here investigating my boots with Buster (Cat 136). We got to spend a little time together and she was a real lady with me, I think we’d get along famously given a few more visits. Her humans, John & Isabelle, were surprised that she was so amicable with me… but you know me, I have a way with kitties.
541. Quarantine Cat | Seen from a far everyday of March 2020 quarantine in Cleveland, Ohio
Wow, I haven’t met any new cats in a long time. That little black loaf roams all over the yard of the house across the street from me. Judging on how they interact with all the tenants I’m going to say they’re well cared for.
542. Cat in Jane’s backyard | Met on June 6th, 2020 in Willoughby, Ohio
This friend hangs around my girlfriend’s neighborhood and taunts her cat Bristles (Cat 347).
543. Winnie | Met on June 13th, 2020 in Chesterland, Ohio
Winnie lives next door to my girlfriend’s sister, she can’t be more than a couple months old. The pictures don’t do her justice, she’s so petite and gives off a pretty heavy ferret vibe the way she slinks around! She was a wiggly little worm and a little hesitant around us but still very accommodating.
544. Frankie | Met on June 15th, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio
This fine gentleman lives next door to my friends Emily & Aaron. Emily is trying to entice him with treats to get him comfortable hanging out on their porch.
545. Mister Kitty | Met on June 23rd, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio
Mister Kitty lives in the same neighborhood as Frankie (Cat 544) and is way more amicable. He visited us for a few minutes while we hung out on Emily & Aaron’s front porch. Jane said I would definitely get fleas from him but I didn’t. So far I’m two for two meeting cats each time I visit Emily.
546. Moose | Met on July 12th, 2020 in Auburn, Maine via FaceTime
Moose is one of my Aunt Nancy & Uncle Rick’s cats that I haven’t met in person yet. Here he is sporting his summer cut, he couldn’t of cared less about having a video call. I’m trying to make it to Maine for Thanksgiving this year, I’ll do a full report on Moose & Rusty then.
547. Neighborhood Cat | Met on July 23rd, 2020 in Lakewood, Ohio
I’ve been seeing a quite a few cats on my walks around my new neighborhood, hopefully I can get some more pictures. This kitty tried to follow me down the block after getting pet for a minute in their driveway.
548. Teacup | Met on August 7th, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio
Meeting this petite little cutie was a real treat regardless of her sinking her claws into me so hard that I bled ALL NIGHT. Teacup lives with my friends Wyatt & Laurie, next time I visit them I’ll conduct a full interview.
549. Outdoor Ghost Cat | Met on August 7th, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio
I swear there was a cat there.
550. Pizza | Met on September 5th, 2020 in Kent, Ohio
*Plus bonus Tylan (Cat 88) who I haven’t seen in probably 10 years
I got to stop into Doug & Steph’s for a minute and got to meet Pizza. He’s an 8 year old former dumpster cat who mostly hung out on the banister (previously seen in Elliott Cat 25’s photo). Pizza lives with Tylan, who is the last cat standing from Doug’s pack of OG cats. It was good to see Tylan, he’s a sweet old bear.
551-552. Keith & Linda | Met on September 5th, 2020 in Kent, Ohio
Oh man, Keith & Linda… I had limited time to hang with them and they wouldn’t stop moving to give me good pics. Linda (in the tub) was easier to handle than Keith. They live with my friend Pat in a house that looks like a vintage toy store. Classic kittens through and through.
553. Rigby | Met on September 6th, 2020 in New Philadelphia, Ohio
I was only around Rigby for a less than an hour but I can tell this is his favorite thing to do all day. He was one with the cube and couldn’t have cared less that I was petting him. Rigby lives with my friend Nathan’s brother Jeffrey and his family and one very well behaved dog.