When I was growing up on a farm in southwestern Ohio, we always had a dog and at least one cat. Needless to say, cats tend to multiply rather quickly, and at one time I counted 27 different ones running around in the back yard. I admit to being partial to cats, and until our daughter Chris left the nest and took "her" pet with her, a cat always lived with us.
Since then, we've been pet-free -- mostly because now that the kids are grown and we're semi-retired, we travel as much as we can and don't want to worry about pets while we're gone. But we love the ones that belong to our family and friends, and they'll appear in this gallery.
© Monnie Ryan