It's not that I don't like cats -- we had cats growing up, but they were wild cats, stayed outside, but my sister and I would play with them, put doll clothes on them, etc. I would definitely be willing to babysit a cat if someone was traveling. There used to be a cat named Leo who lived a few buildings over and the owner would let him outside and when I'd be out in my garden, Leo would come over to visit, and I would enjoy his company and found myself talking to him, asking him questions. So I can see how it happens.
One day I was working at my desk, wearing shorts, and had my garden door open (prior to getting a screen door) and was paying no attention and felt this fur object rubbing against my legs. I must have elevated two feet off the seat, but it was just Leo.
So now Barbara has sent her offering for the Kitty Beauty Contest with this explanation:
Yeah yeah -- I know what you are thinking, another cute cat picture coming your way, uh oh! What have you started?
I love Mary's cat and I think Fran's cats are exquisite, but of course I think MY cats are the best and deserve recognition too! A.J. is the grey & white one -- he's 10 years old and loves being older brother, we call him "A.J. the Good." Bean is the cute orange one -- 1 1/2 years old -- aka "The Beanster."