Cooper is a small ginger kitty who was born in the small section of woods between 990 and Chestnut Ridge Road in Amherst, NY. He caught the eye of Kate playing in the woods one day and after that they became roommates. He enjoys snoozing, finding where the treats have been hidden and helping himself, chasing shadows and playing string. Cooper’s dislikes include pate-style cat food, people he has never met before, and static cling.
Lily is a former Grand Champion. After leaving the show circuit, she retired to being fabulous. She was introduced to Kate through a mutual friend. Lily now lives a quiet and pensive life with Cooper and Kate. Lily enjoys chewing on things that look like the drive band on a spinning wheel, lying gracefully on couch cushions, thwapping Cooper about the head, and ham. Her dislikes include handsy humans, loud noises and thunderstorms.
Kate is a weird kid. She grew up in the Midwest and has had experiments in living on three continents. Her current experiment in living (and graduate school) is ongoing in Western New York. Kate enjoys linguistics, cooking, reading, eating, thinking, blogging, knitting, spinning wool (and other fibers), brewing beer, listening to NPR and nursing little crushes on Guillermo del Toro, Sharlto Copley and Nick Fury. She’s not sure a “type” can be constructed out of those three guys, but if it can, it is totally hers. Her dislikes include telegraphed and obvious plot twists, people who ignore the agency of others, okra, and having to replace the drive-band on a spinning wheel.