Belle: A 32 year-old dreamer who loves cats, travel, adventure, vegetables and soap. Allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, shellfish and anything that grows. Does not own a car. Walks and bikes to work and is DARN proud of it. Has bunions. Has a strange infatuation with mustaches and enjoys photographing strangers with noteworthy ones. Dislikes air conditioning and/or fans blowing directly in her face; moths; licorice; Ugg boots; close talkers. Life goal: to travel across the globe.
The Professor: A 32 year-old college mathematics professor. Lover of problems that need solutions, power tools, meat and cheese, gadgets, outdoor adventures, organization and the Jeep. Sucker for a damsel in distress (i.e. Belle with broken foot) and cats. Can find deadlines and decisions challenging. Dislikes bananas; Ugg boots; litter boxes; strange creatures that poop in the garden box; wasps. Allergic to things that grow in our state, and maybe bananas. Life goal: to find permanent job.
Euclid: A 6 year-old domestic house cat whose big eyes and brow markings make her appear to be in a constant state of concern. Lover of chasing bugs, mice and toys; pouncing her unsuspecting sisters; chewing up important papers; howling in the stairwell and snuggling in stinky armpits. Dislikes the vacuum cleaner; loud noises; being alone; canned cat food and people food; being poked on her hip. Life goal: to pounce everything.
Fermi: A 6 year-old domestic house cat whose impressive girth and super slick fur make her challenging to catch. Loves the Professor’s lap; meal time; chasing the feather toy; lying around like a sloth; digging on the furniture; pouncing other cats while they use the litter box; and stealing avocados. Is terrified of the broom, mop and vacuum; the vet. Dislikes being told NO; being moved off of a lap; having to share her humans; children; being shoved into a cat carrier. Life goal: to eat all the food.
Newton: A 6 year-old domestic house cat who is a few short of a full deck. Loves sticking her paw in your drink; snuggling; pawing at the floor; pooping outside of the litter box; squeaking; open windows; playing with squeaking toys; stealing your sandwich (oh yes, she will); mimicking what the other cats do. Dislikes being groomed and grooming herself; being chased; when her owners pet her the wrong direction. Life goal: we are not sure.
Yum Yum: A 7 year-old Maine Coon who rules the roost and is Belle’s baby. Loves to snuggle with her human when no other cats are around; launch out of the litter box after a particularly stinky poo; fresh water bowls; clean laundry; growling at her feline roommates; nibbling the Professor’s beard; open windows. Dislikes the other cats; sharing her humans; hairballs; being brushed; dirty litter boxes; music; strangers. Life goal: to be an only cat.