Right now my river of two is dandy and I like that it is the same set. They already chew up my shower curtain, eat all the food, redo the drywall, and have impromptu jam fests at 3 am. Last night I think they set off the neighbors alarm.
The Knotted Pony
Proud and upstanding member of the Snort and Blow Clique.
My limit is four. Their names are Roxanne, Daisy, Napoleon, Jazz, Punkie and Sasha. Holly did flow through a few years ago to her new pond.
DH and I just try not to do the actual headcount too often. The problem is this winter has been awful. Not a lot of outdoor kitty time and every one is bored.
So the cat that for 11 years has lived in the basement or outside has decided she must have cat treats with everybody every morning and needs lots of attention.
The only boy kitty was one that preferred to only be outside, in the laundry room or in the spare bedroom. He has now discovered the morning treat routine and sleeping in the master bedroom most nights.
It used to be only 4 cats would show up for the treat ritual. Now all 6 are showing up. I try not to count.
I went to NH horse sale on President's Day. DH told me I had to take Punkie and find her an alternate home if I came home with something from NH. He said we had to stay at the say count. Last time I was there I came home with the kitten, Holly. At least it wasn't a horse. I came home empty handed this time.
I prefer to keep the same cats for a long time rather than an every changing tail count.
Oh, well, clearly you're not thoroughly indoctrinated to COTH yet, because finger pointing and drawing conclusions are the cornerstones of this great online community. (Tidy Rabbit)
Three cats here:
-- Naku the ex-Harvard Medical School breeding queen
-- Sam the enormous, semi-feral orange tabby
-- Visitor, who showed up during the blizzard last year and really should be renamed Resident
plus the random ferals that view the bird feeder as a take-out restaurant.
My DH is actually allergic to cats, which will keep me from becoming a crazy cat lady (probably.) He was quite reluctant to take in Visitor, but Visitor completely charmed him and is now his cat. He does fine with OTC antihistamines, but still insists that the cats all live downstairs. I *so* miss having a cat or two on the bed!