After posting the picture of the mutant black panther in my backyard recently; I got a request for pics of all my cats. For those who missed it, here's the panther. It' two of the outside cats sleeping together. In no particular order: This is the latest addition. I call him Notches because of the notches in his ears. He is not at all friendly, just hangs out her waiting for food. He'll let me push the food up close to him, but then sinks his claws into my hand. I have learned to be very quick. lol This is Cleo, about 15 yo small female, also feral. She is the front end of the panther. I did trap her, had her fixed and forced her inside one winter. It did not go well, so I let her loose in the spring. She came to me as an abandoned cat from across the street when the people moved and left 7 cats. Another neighbor was using her for target practice when she first showed up as a little kitten. Here's Zulu Khan. He's Cleo's friend(and has been since they were tiny kittens), also 15 yo. The back end of the panther. The two of them are often found sleeping together. He would love to be an inside/outside cat, but while he was neutered when he was a kitten, he has always had a spraying issue, so no inside time for him. He loves to be petted and held for a short time. This is, dare I say, my favorite. Bug showed up on my doorstep a few winters ago, begging for food. I let her in and she ate 3 large bowls of food, then insisted on going back out. This pattern went on for a few weeks. She turned out to be a neighbor/friend's cat, and had a litter of kittens hidden in another neighbor's shed. All her kittens went to good homes, she got spayed, and then decided she liked me better than her original home. One day I answered the door, and it was the neighbor's kids. They handed my "Sasha's" vet records and told me that mom said since she liked me better, I could have her. She is about 12 yo. My namesake Imp/Blimp. What can I say? He has been an obnoxious, dirty, misbehaving, destructive, bully cat for all of his nearly 9 years. I rescued him from his mom Cleo, when he was a couple weeks old. The vet even put a Mr. Yuck sticker on his file. He's special in many ways. And last but not least is Mini, The last of the original feral cat family that came with my house. She's 15 also, and starting to show her age. There is not any real purpose to this post, except to respond to the request for pics. And to invite others to share stories of their animal companions. There have been so many others over the years- Herbie George, Jake, Graby, Violet and many more. I have been so very fortunate to be able to take in the unwanted, unloved, and unappreciated; be able to care for them, into their old age. Imp- Thanks for looking.