Happy Valentine’s Day
I hope you are having a happy Valentine’s day. It has been a bitter cold day outside our home but on the inside, we are all warm, safe and grateful. Today while Paul made soup for dinner I took lots of photos of Annie, Eddie and Mercy. It takes a lot of shots to get a few good ones that we are able to use. Eddie is the most cooperative. He sits patiently while I ask him to look at me. When I say, “Ok, Eddie! Good job!” He takes off in a full sprint.
Since this is Valentine’s Day, I thought about how Eddie has a little heart on his leg.
Isn’t that the cutest little heart? And he is the sweetest little cat. I am feeling especially honored today because I have been given the duty of being his Little Lion’s Guardian. Eddie dropped off his Little Lion beside me at my desk chair and he has entrusted me to keep the little guy safe all day. That warmed my heart today.
Mercy is such a sweet guy. He sleeps with Paul’s mom and keeps an eye on her all day. He now plays with both Annie and Eddie but his heart belongs to Paul’s mom. Here is a photo of Paul’s mom and Mercy. Seeing them together warmed my heart today too.
Annie has really become my buddy. She follows me around when I walk through the house. She sits beside me while I work at my desk. In full disclosure, sometimes when the fireplace is working, she abandons me for the glow and warmth of the fire. In the evening, she has started to come and get me to play. This is something Gracey used to do too. Today when I was taking photos, I took this one of Annie.
I told Paul I got the best photo of Annie. This is a big deal for us because Annie does not sit still for photos. But today, she was an excellent little model. Not only did she sit still for this photo but she allowed me to take photos of her with some of the new handbags coming soon to Triple T Studios. Typically, I need to set the camera on sports mode and shoot rapid fire hoping for a usable photo of Annie. But not today, she actually posed for me.
I think this photo really captures Annie’s personality. Sh is a bundle of love and energy. You can see how smart she is too in this photo, can’t you? But there was something more to this particular photo that touched my heart. And then I realized that this photo is very similar to one of my favorite photos of Gracey.
At first, I felt sad but then I looked at our sweet Annie’s little face. She walked over to me, gave me a nose tap and a head bunt and brought back my feeling of happiness. Gracey will always be My Heart Cat, but there is enough room for Annie too. This warms my heart.
As I write this, Annie is rubbing up against my legs and chirping. It is that time of day. Time to wrap up in here and spend some cuddle time with my girl. Paul is already on the sofa with Eddie and Paul’s mom and Mercy are sleeping soundly under the warmth of an electric blanket.
Thank you for stopping by. Happy Valentine’s Day.
The My Heart Cat Necklace Giveaway
In honor of our heart cats, we are giving away two of our My Heart Cat Necklaces. When I saw this beautiful necklace, I thought about our Gracey. Now that she lives in my heart, I thought this necklace was a perfect reminder that love lasts and lives on in our hearts.
Two members of The Tiniest Tiger community will win a My Heart Cat necklace from Triple T Studios.
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Jerry Marquardt says
My heart cat’s name was Luna, he went outside one day and never came back. I miss him.
I have a cat named Gully he is 14 years old.. He is blind in one eye and got into a fight with another cat and his ear is all curly its crazy.. He is my awesome cat my mom got him at the pound for me when I was going through chemo and he has been my boy through thick and thin:)
We have 2 special kitties at my mom’s house. Ralph was a stray who kept coming around after mom’s husband John had heart surgery. John took a liking to him and they decided to let him inside and get his shots and make him a house pet. Mom says Ralph saved his life. The other kitty is Eli. She was a tiny kitten who was born in their basement. (there are lots of strays around). They took her inside the first winter and she and Ralph have become friends. I love them both as if they were my own.
trisha mckee says
When my precious Himalayan passed, my husband got me a Siamese who was so crazy that we called her Spazz. My daughter was a baby when Spazz joined our family. Now, they are both fifteen, have grown up together and my poor cat is not as wild as she used to be, but has learned to fight her own with three bulldogs in the house. She is my heart.
Kimberley Meier says
Stark is my baby! He follows me everywhere, he talks to me all the time, and he always sits or lays with me.
Linda B says
Mine is my precious Butterball and Keke. They are spoiled rotten.
Linda B says
Mine is my precious Keke and Butterball. They are spoiled rotten!
Kelly Greenwood says
My heart cat is my friend’s cat, she’s a real sweetie.
Tanya White says
My Heart cat was run over this past year by a car They called him “fat cat” he was a big cat, he snuck out at night and 15 minutes later he was hit, it broke mine and my children’s heart.
Brenda Cushman says
The cat I don’t have a name for her was just a little kitten that his Mother got run over by a car and my sweet daughter in law was feeding her everyday then it got cold winter was going strong so she brought her in and fed her everyday warm in her house.I would love to give her this beautiful necklace.
Brenda Elsner says
My heart cat’s name was black dot. She was a calico but we named her black dot because of her distinctive black dot on her nose. She was such the cuddler and at night she would spend so much time cuddling with each of us. We miss her dearly.
Tiger was my buddy. He used to help make me feel better anytime I was sad.
Angela N Winesburg says
My heart cat is Eddie. He is the best boy! He makes my life happier each day and I’m so grateful for him
My heart cat is a stray, left when he was a kitten, Squeaky is now 4.He is very special
I have three Heart Cats. I love them all so much
I love our cat so much he brings so much happiness and love into the house. He is specail to each of us in a unique way. He is such an important part of the family
kathy pease says
My heart cat is named Gilla he is so sweet and cuddly. He loves to snuggle with me on the sofa 🙂
Joann F says
My son found our cat Oliver behind the mall where he works, he was just a small kitten. We have had him ever since!
I have three Heart Cats. All three of them have such different personalities, but they love to spread love.
Sue J says
I have 7 cats now – Of course, I can’t pick a favorite, but they are all rescues!
Connie Tucker says
My Heart Cat is our boy Reedus. We found him abandoned as a tiny kitten on our front porch this past summer just 2 weeks old according to the vet and in very bad shape. We weren’t really looking to be pet parents again and we had only ever had dogs, but we just couldn’t stand the thought of him being abandoned a second time. We didn’t have a clue how to care for a kitten, much less a sick one, but somehow he survived our clumsy parenting skills and has grown into a healthy and beautiful young man. He’s spoiled rotten and a total clown, but he has brought so much joy into our lives and we can’t imagine him not being part of our family.
Eugenia Hall says
I have 6 cats, so my heart cat changes everytime I turn my head. Although the one who I think loves me most is Kerry, my little one-eyed pirate rescued kitty. He went from not trusting any humans to loving me more then anything in the universe. I rescued him after I’d lost one of my cats to cancer and I like to tell him that we’re lucky, he needed a mommy, and I needed a baby, and together, we rescued each other.
my cat loves to play with my kids
Laurie Murley says
I have 3 cats and their all so spoiled rotten
Shakeia Rieux says
I have 4 cats,the oldest one is named Bootsy he likes to sit on his butt when he’s on the couch or by the door,the second is Baby he likes to be up under me all the time,then theres Bubbles she like to be outdoors and last but not least theres Bandit now that name alone says it all she likes to mess with the other cats even thought they are bigger and she gets into any and everything and walks around moving her head from side to side like shes all that and then some lol.Those are my babies and they mean everything to me
Deborah P says
My cat thinks he is human. I call him grandbaby and he loves to watch movies with me.
She’s a sweet little kitty.
I had a lot of cats but I didn’t love anyone like I loved Rollo. My husband and I had just met and visited a farm with friends. It was in a town called Rollo that had 22 people. Rollo was a little fluff ball that could fit in your shirt or hand. We were going to college and were supposed to move to another city where husband got a job. Rollo either got hit by a car or poisoned the day before we were to leave. I was devastated but in the city we were moving to he would have been stuck ni a small apartment rather than a house. We buried him and carved a marble slab. My first real pet and my first animal heartbreak. Rosanne
I have a few cats, and each has their own special things they do. I hand raised Timmy from the day he was born, and he is spoiled. Then there is little Clancy who loves to lay beside my big dog, Mischa. Gertie is always asking for ice cream. Fuzzy is my oldest at 14 & is always begging for whatever I’m eating.
Joanne McGonagle says
Congratulations Carla Sue! You are one of the winners of the My Heart Cat necklace! Thank you for being a part of The Tiniest Tiger community.
Thanks! The necklace is so cute!
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Laurie Emerson says
We have 3 heart cats who all have been rescued. Each one has their own personality and their own way of showing how much they love you. They are truly my heart and make each day filled with so much love and smiles.
Missy Honey is my furry baby!!
Michelle D says
My heart cat’s name was Lucky (he was all black). He was a stray we adopted and was the smartest cat I’ve ever known!
crystal s says
We have 5 cats and they’re all special in their own ways. Each have their own personality and are so lovable!
Lisa Pecora says
I have two cats, Cody and Kaci. Cody just had surgery so Kaci was being pretty mean to him but they are starting to get along again!
Carolyn Daley says
We have two cats. Mushu is our crazy Snowshoe Siamese who loves to play and Nikko is our laid back Lynx Point Siamese that loves to eat. We adopted the boys at the same time since they were caged together and about the same age.
jules mcnubbin says
i had a cat named Phoebe once, she was the most devoted cat i’ve ever known… she loved me more than anything. Sadly she was run over and killed 🙁 ive never had another cat like her…although i love each and every one of the cats i have now , of course! 🙂
Holly Kennedy says
My heart baby is Nelson. He picked me as a kitten out of a litter and had to have him, He is 10 years old now and makes me laugh and smile every day. Love him so much.
Andrea H says
My heart cat is Sullivan. When my older cat, Luna, gave birth to seven kittens, they were all dark except for him. Sullivan is a beautiful black and white. I watched him grow from an itty bitty baby to a big boy that can barely fit in my lap (not that he doesn’t try). He never fusses, only rubs against me and sleeps beside me (sometimes on my head). I could have the worst day, but when he curls up beside me, it’s alright again.
Coriander Warren says
My heart goes out to my Sassafrass. A Gray tortise shell that is so super sweet. She sits with me at the computer, on the couch, in my chair, and sleeps the night away curled up beside me. This is definitely a “daughter” that will break my heart when she leaves me.
My heart cat is my sweet Mokie. He’s quite elderly and in poor health but the sweetest, most loving, kindest animal I’ve ever known. I’ve fostered many cats for rescues and he’s always welcomed them all and never gave anyone a hard time. He was a 4-year-old stray when he came to live with me and I can’t imagine life without him.
courtney gibson says
My heart cat is a cat that showed up Pregnant on my door step one day and never left. We named her cali and she is the sweetest thing ever. she loves belly rubs and to play with my 3 year old son. she ended up only having 2 kittens so we decided to keep all 3 of them. We tried to find her owner but I think sadly someone just dumped her.But she now has her forever home and has our hearts.
My heart cat is called Skittles. She is a very active cat. She is very picky.
Christina LC says
Lucy is my kitty! She’s the sweetest thing, she always purs so loudly when I come home from work.
Melissa B. says
Sheila is my heart cat. She keeps me company during the day while my daughter’s at school.
Amy D. says
What a beautiful post! Thank you for sharing all these happy thoughts and moments with your cats. It really warmed MY heart. I guess I have 3 heart “angel” cats, who have all shared my life and taken good care of me over the years: Pepper, Colby, and Chloe. I believe that they are all happy and playing together up there, and they know how much I will always love them. 🙂
my heart cats are both my large black tom Chunky, and little priss Sookie. loves them both equally 🙂
dawn k. says
My heart cat is actually cats. There’s Chris, a tuxedo, Ozzie and Little One, cow cats, Ralph an orange long haired tabby and Rex…a mutt soft as an Angora. Love them all.
My cat, Zelda recently passed away a month shy of her 18th birthday. She was my best friend and constant companion.
Michelle W says
I have seven cats, all strays who will never leave the comfort of their home again and believe me they don’t want to. One of my babies is laying on me right now making it hard to type. I could not imagine my life without them or my two dogs.
all of the cats we’ve had have been ferral cats that we’ve either tamed or strays that have adopted us
Holly B says
My heart is my 3 babies, Pootie, Squeakers & Loki! <3
Hanna D. says
I have two cats that stole my heart two years ago. My family and I adopted Felix and Sasha from a no kill shelter in Chicago.
Wendi Watson says
i rescued my first ever furry pet of a cat i thought i did not like cats but my kids kept begging and begging and so i broke down and went to get us a new family member…well all i can say is i have smiles everyday and a best friend for when my kids are away at school!! he is my heart!
My heart cat was my very first cat we -the boyfriend at the time and I adopted. Tom the cat was at the San Francisco SPCA , owner surrendered at the age of 5. I was hesitant on having a pet as I have severe allergies. When we brought Tom Cat home, it seemed like he had always lived here. We kept his name and had to call the BF something else because his name was Tom also.
Tom Cat had purrsonality, charmed all who visited us and slept at my feet. My allergies weren’t affected by his presence. He lived with us for less than a year as he was diagnosed with cancer. When it was time to say goodbye, he ( being on an iv, stomach stitched loosely together, and on pain medication) started talking to us when we entered the room he was in as if to tell us how happy he was being with us, even for a short time.
Kim Hilbert says
First, I don’t like heart necklaces . . . BUT This is the cutest and most beautiful necklace I’ve ever seen! I love it.
My Frankie has a heart on his belly, and he shows it off, too. When he was thinner it was more heart shaped. We rescued him from under a bush, and I guess we sort of over-did the food. He was so little and sickly. He’s cost us a bundle, but he has returned it with his loving ways.
Blue Moon Nancy says
I don’t have a heart cat..but every one of my cats has stolen my heart..
My 22 yr old Georgie is my heart. Rescued him out of the river at just a few weeks old where he was dumped with his sister. Sadly sister Grace died in August 2014. But Georgie is happy & healthy and looking forward to his 23rd birthday in May. Truly all my cats…past, present & future are my heart. Just wouldn’t know how to live without them. Been rescuing these fur babies since I was 18!
My heart cat is my daughter’s cat Dimitri. He is a russian blue and we found him in bushes outside of a restaurant when he was just a kitten. Well, actually, I’d say he found us!
This past year I realized my heart goes out to a very special animal (member of my family), he has always been known to alert others when one of us has a medical need or attention. Growing up in that of a time of peers teasing me, my feline always put a smile back on my face as a welcome home gift. We have had other’s over time, those of whom have left and went to cat heaven but their memories will continue in that of everyday life. It’s always hard when you lose them and/or someone you love but we always know they’re with us forever.
Leisa Lynn says
Shelby Louise is my heart cat. I had her 16yrs. She was by my side through thick and thin and many, many moves. I would take her with me on the 8 hr drive to get to my families house for vacation. I really miss her, it’s been 3.5yrs since she crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
I don’t have a cat but my granddaughter does and her cat’s name is Meow Meow. My granddaughter is very anxious and the cat is the only thing that will calm her down.
Shadow Dance Ranch Kittehs says
Our momma says we are all her heart cats, but I know I am her favorite heart cat. xoxoxo Dancer
Tracy Davis says
My heart cat is Suzy. We rescued her when she was 15 – she is now sixteen and the sweetest cat!
Mine is my sweet girl, Ariel, but I am trying for this for my sister who lost her beloved Moo this past memorial Day. She had her for twenty years of some pretty rough years for her.
Dana Rodriguez says
Mine is our newest addition Scooter.We adopted a senior kitty a few weeks ago.I also have feral kitties.
Teresa Spears says
My heart cat is Jill. She is my cousins cat and she is beautiful! I wish I could have a cat.
Tammy Horn says
I have so many. I do feral cat rescue, and tnr. I would say Mama Cat, which just passed away a couple months ago at 16 years old. She is the one that got me started in TNR and my love for ferals and street cats. I worked really hard on taming her, and built a cat room inside my house for the ferals that I am able to tame to a certain point and bring inside. Miss her terribly. We had a mutual respect for each other.
My heart cats are all here thank goodness, my 5 boys, I love them so very much!!!!!
Melinda Stephens says
Min is Kitty (original, I know). She comes when I call and is such a snuggly cat.
Lisa F. says
My heart cat was Shadow, who died back in 2001. He was great. I’ve been lucky to have very good cats.
Sharon A. Allen says
My heart Cat is Mini. He is the sweetest cat ever. He always knows when I don’t feel well & he has be touching you when he lays down at night to snuggle.
Julie McDonough says
It’s so hard to choose one heart cat…They are all special in my heart. I guess I would have to say my Blacky. She was there through so much good and bad in my life and always made me feel better.
shannon heitt says
My cat love is named rex. He is 11 years old and still going strong.
Jeannie Smyth says
I have several heart cats. The first is Missy or Mrs. Butterworth. I was 4 when I first got her and apparently thought that was a great name! I lost her when I was 24. I grew up her so it was devastating to lose her. The other two are Harry and Gracie who I lost in the recent past. I lost Gracie to cancer and her brother to access. It is always hard when you lose them but they are in my heart forever.
Michelle Igou Klingen says
This would be for my mother in law, who loves her cat and keeps her company
Teresa Mayle says
My heart cats were siblings who were white with beautiful blue eyes–Angel and Sunshine. Angel was most special to me. For 15 years, she owned me. She didn’t want to share me with any other cat or my husband! Every night she had to sleep in the crook of my arm. We fell asleep to her sweet purrs.
Judy van Ryn says
My Heart Cat was Joey. When I had surgery many years ago and had to spend a month at home in a hospital bed, Joey stayed by mynside in bed. He only left to do,his business and then was right back. I was afraid to sleep so he would stay awake all night with me just purring all night and watching over me. He lived to 21-1/2 years old.
Sherree Smith says
We have had many cats over the years, and each of them has held their own special place in our hearts. However, we now find ourselves with only one cat–the last of a group of 10 that we raised together. Our baby is named Possum and she is almost 16 years old, and she is definitely our heart cat. She has patiently waited throughout the years for her place to be number one, and now that she has it, she takes every advantage of it. We give her all the love and attention we have to give, and we make sure that we turn all of our sadness from the loss of our other babies into more love and attention toward her.
My Heart Cat”has to be Milo. I found him and his sister in the ditch when I went to pick up my mail. (It is a 1 km walk to get mail because we live on a dead end road.) I found him on one of the first walks to get the mail after I had cancer surgery. He was a funny looking kitten, but he has turned into the most loving, snuggly cat that you could ever imagine. He likes to sit on the newspaper when I am reading it, so he can get attention. He also sits on a stool in the kitchen and reaches over to touch me to get attention. He is the most loving cat we have ever had and we’ve had a few very affectionate cats, but none that are as living as Milo. He loves to snuggle and sleep with me at night. I don’t know what I will do when it is his time to leave us.
Mary Jo Krause says
My heart cat is Boozie, she loves to cuddle with me at night.
Barbara McIntosh says
My heart cat is Buddy. Although he left us too soon almost 4 years ago, he is always on my mind and in my heart. He adopted us late one night in the city park. We thought he was just a kitten, but he turned out to be a senior cat of about 12 years. We had 6 wonderful years with him; and even though we have 3 other kitties, he will always be our most special boy.
Melissa T says
My heart cat is Maisy. She was a foster failure who, on the day her littermates were adopted together, purred through my bittersweet tears. I hugged her to me that night, under the blanket on my left side. Now, seven years later, each morning she tunnels under the blanket on my left side and has a cuddle.
Tux is my Heart Cat…and he has two hearts one upright and one upside down under his nose.
Richard Hicks says
I have two wonderful rescues who are the heart of my life
My cat has a hearty appetite.
nickie burke says
Just a sweetie, very adventurous
Judith R. says
My heart cat was Varda, the bravest cat in the world – except when she heard thunder.
Savannah, my muse for writing Savannah’s Paw Tracks, is my heart cat. Because I write in her voice I have come to know her deeper than any other cat who has shared my home. She was also the most emotionally damaged adult cat we have ever rescued. Thankfully she is with us in our retired years as we have been able to devote so much time with her to help her recover and learn to trust. She has made such progress over three years.
My cat came to us as a couple week kitten. Mom cat brought him in our garage in March a couple years ago.
I’ve been blessed to have had a few Heart Cats in my life. When they go, it feels as though my heart will never heal, but then, when I’m busy with my next Rescue, I realize that they never truly leave, and that there’s a new tenant has checked into my Heart Hotel for Kitties.
Marilyn Nawara says
My cat is Mr. B — he is a beautiful cat.
I had to do a double-take on the photo of Annie!
Toes & Marbles will never be in my lap again, but they are purrpetually in my heart.
BUT, I have a new classic Tabby boy who is sharing my home with me, we began 2015 together. He was a roomie of Tiny Timmy’s who needed his own place.
Kimberly Hensley says
Always warms my heart when you speak of Gracey.
ELIZABETH C. says
My cat fluffy is 18 years and he’s so loving and cute.
Milene Mittelhauser says
They are both in my heart, Enzo and Paisley.
Sherry Black says
My heart cat was Donovan. I just lost him this past October due to complications from diabetes. He was 12 and 1/2 years old. He was my ‘soul cat’. He and I had a connection that I’ve never had with any other cat. My heart has been broken ever since I had to say goodbye to him. He was a big beautiful Ragdoll that I rescued from a parking lot as a baby back in 2002. I miss him.
Cindy Cohn says
This is Cindy Cohn. My heart cat is Ashley, who came to our doorstep as a kitten, and eventually brought his whole family! He and his litter mates are almost 14 years old now, and living with us.
Darlene Carbajal says
I found my cat Minnie in my backyard and I decided to take her in. She’s been with us for years now. 🙂
Marilyn Hamill says
I have had too many special cats that have passed to pick just one.
Lisa Sheldon says
Toby is my heart cat
Danielle Clucas says
I love my cat Toby! He is black with a white chest and white paws. He loves to cuddle!
Tammy Dusenberry Cole says
Tess is my heart cat , she follows me everywhere and is a big ole love bug !
Biggie is my heart kitty. I had just received some bad news and out of nowhere a big fluffy black and white cat appeared. He sat on my lap and purred and kneaded my legs. I was so surprised i started to smile and it made me happy for awhile. He came to live with me and the vet said he was about 4 years old. He lived till he was 20 and made me a very happy mama.
Connie KittyBlog says
Jack would be mine.. but then there is Muffin.. or Em who has gone.. *sigh*
My heart cat is Gus. Gus came to us via a rescue shelter. He was only 1 1/2 yrs. old when we got him, but he had been there since a kitten as he has extra toes nobody wanted him because he was different. We fell in love with him because of him being different, his paws look like huge mittens. He has a heart of gold, and loves to be loved on and petted. Gus is a wonderful addition to our family.
I have two cats. One is a black and white named Valentine. The other is a orange striped named Harlequin.
pilch92 . says
All of these kitties are beautiful. I have 15 and they mean the world to me.
My heart cat is a big Flame-Point Siberian named POOF. He’s a big, sweet baby that talks all of the time. He’s six now but still all kitten.
Theresa Spaid says
Right now my 2 heart cats are sitting here with me while I type this. Sneaky Pie is almost 9 years old and Mushu is almost 15 years old. They are my best buds and are always hanging with me. Don’t know what I’d do without them!
My heart cat is my black cat named Luther. He was found in a box with another black and white cat just before Halloween. We already had two cats, so, we tried to find homes for both of them and we did. However, the day that Luther was set to go to his new home, the people backed out and we decided to keep him because he had such an easy-going personality and really became attached to the dog.
My heart cat was BearBear. He is no longer with us. He was a longed haired ginger cat who lived to be 20. He loved to be told he was a pretty boy and loved to be looked at. Also no cat toy was safe he destroyed them all. LOL. He was my best friend and I miss him. Beautiful necklace and post.
Linda Szymoniak says
All my furbabies are my heart dogs and cats, although the one cat we’ve had that holds an especially big part of my heart was my Anya. She was the most beautiful, white Angora with the most amazing personality. She died just shy of her 20th birthday. I love them all as much, but there was just something special about Anya. I currently have five Treeing Walker Coonhounds and three cats (the one-year-old actually belongs to the daughter who still lives at home, but he’s as much mine in many ways). All my furbabies are – and have been – rescues.
sandy Frink says
Fritz was my heart cat, i had her 16 years. i had to go to the shelter & get a new baby to take away the some of the pain.
C Gale says
I don’t have one heart cat, I have many. However, even with all my special kitties one was “my cat” above all others — my little man Nicholas. He’s gone many years now, but will never leave my heart.
Daniel Scott says
My heart cat was the cat I had a child. Cinnamon was the sweetest cat and my whole family loved her. I would love to win this for my wife who is also an animal lover, not just cats.
Rebecca Hamilton says
My latest heart cat would be Nicky who sadly left me Monday after 10+ years living well with FeLV. All my cats past and present are dearly loved but Roger, my dear Burmese boy who has been gone from my life for many years now, will never be gone from a special,place in my heart.
The Island Cats says
We’re all the mom’s heart cats. She can’t pick a favorite. 🙂
Retta Shanahan says
Of all the cats I’ve had, Rockapella would be my heart cat. I still miss him even though it’s been 5 years since he crossed the Rainbow Bridge at age 18.
This is the very first photo I took with my digital camera. I said “Smile, Rocky” and he did!
sandy weinstein says
i dont have cats, just 3 dogs, but i donate a lot to the pet food bank at SAFE Haven cat shelter and clinic and visit there often. my dogs would not get along with cats.
It’s impossible to pick because we have five kitties right now who light up every day. But one is extra special to me. We adopted Tori and the paperwork guessed her to be two years old. She turns 19 in March. Tori hid under the upstairs bed for weeks. We had one other cat at the time and a big golden lab. Tori would gather her courage and creep down the stairs, only to see our big dog asleep in her open kennel in the kitchen. Then she would race upstairs and hide again. One day I was in my sewing room two flights down and in comes Tori! She discovered a big laundry basket full of warm clothes. She has never left my side since – I was her person. This aggravated everyone else in the family because they couldn’t make friends with her. It’s only in her old age that she allows others to pick her up to get a drink from the faucet. This makes my husband very happy. I can’t imagine what it will be like without my little shadow by my side.
Peggy Johnson says
I have a Tabby cat named Charlie. He loves being outside and occasionally will curl up next to our beagle.
Omg this necklace is perfect! I love all my furbabies! Currently we only have 3 kitties with us, Gwedolyn, Mr. Bootsie, and Fiona but my “heart cat” would be my beloved cat Patches who passed away 3 years ago this September. Patches had been thru everything with me and always knew when I needed a cuddle, he was the sweetest cat I have ever met and I miss him greatly. I would wear this all the time, plus I love yellow gold AND my birthstone is diamond 🙂
Holly Thomas says
My Heart Cat is SweetPea, but Oskar has helped with the pain of losing her.
Rhonda Langille says
I love all my cats, but I miss my cat Max. I had to put him down at the age of 12, 15 yrs ago. Had him since he was a kitte. My buddy <3
Below are pics of the main reason I joined The Tiniest Tiger club. Your Gracie reminded me of my wonderful boy Skiddy (on left) who has since passed. And my new boy Skiddles who mysteriously arrived two weeks after Skiddy left us. I must admit the resemblance is not just physical. Skiddles has the same demeanor and personality. All I know is that I love them for all they are and for all they give me. Bless our luck for having such good friends. 😉
Well they were on left and right ….NOW Skiddy is the one on top and Skiddles is below. 😉
My cat, Gennie, reminds me everyday with her gentle and constant happiness to try to be the same way. My other cat, Nibblet, reminds me that sometimes you just have to yell it out (she’s a tortie, haha).
My cats name is Shadow. He’s a all black cat with the greatest personality. He’s loving and very affectionate.
Ann Richter Hickox says
Awwwwwwwwwwww, this entire post warmed my heart – I can’t think of one thing that’s the best, although the pictures of Gracey and Annie posing so alike is close to the top. Thank you for sharing, I always look forward to your updates, and I always smile <3
My little soul mate was Mikey, my black kittie. I now have a huge love of black cats! He would fall asleep with his little cheek on mine, sometimes his head would slide down to my ear when he would fall sound asleep. He lived into his 20’s and took most of my heart with him when he left. I miss him every day, every day…..
They are all my heart cats, but my TV buddy is Little Guy. If I’m watching TV he is my lap warmer!
Fran Heard says
My husband and I adopted two precious kitties (Springer and Harley) from his cousin. When they were 2 years old, we came back from a vacation and our girl, Harley, was hiding under the bed. We took her to the doctor and she ended up having congenital liver failure. Springer was so lonesome for his sister, so we immediately went to a no-kill shelter and adopted a little sister (Hayley) for him. Springer was not accepting of Hayley at first – then, she became his little princess. Then, my husband decided that we needed a “spare” so that neither cat would have to be alone again if something were to happen. This “spare” turned into being 3 half-brothers of Springer – we had planned only to take two, but my husband couldn’t send one back home alone. With the 3 new kitties in a box in my lap, I looked at them and told my husband that we have the 3 Stooges and named them Larry, Curley and MoeMoe. Springer is now 12 and the other 4 are 10. We won’t go away more than 2 or 3 days because we miss them too much. So, we have 6 “heart cats”. Harley is forever in our thoughts. Our 5 are our world. Below is Springer – the head of the household.
Chris D. says
My heart cat was B. Rescued as a kitten & cherished every single day for 16 1/2 years. Anywhere I was in the house, I could say “B!” and she would run to me with her funny little waddle. A long-haired calico, beautiful both inside & out. Miss her every single day.
Cary Hillman says
My heart cat was my first cat, Tigger. When I held him, he’d walk up my shoulder, around behind my head, down the other shoulder and back into my arms. I’d ask him for a kiss and he’d raise his head up so I could kiss him on the head.
My heart cat was Sebastian, but like you, I have found plenty of room to love again. Lowenstein is very special to me. Your photo of Mercy & Paul’s mom reminds me of the bond Evelyn has with my mom.
My heart cats are all of the ones I have ever owned! They all hold a special place in my heart. If I had to choose just one, I would have to say it is my orange tabby Oliver. I had always wanted an orange tabby and my husband chose him for me as a wedding gift. We celebrate our 10 year anniversary this year and still have my special Oliver with us. He has been with us from the beginning and has seen our family grow to include our now 7 year old son. Oliver will always hold an extra special place in my heart.
How can I pick just one? My most recent losses were this past fall. Both my Orange Tabbies had to cross over. Pal was the boyfriend of a feral Mom (Gracey) that I fed years ago. She graced me with 8 “kids”. Pal wouldn’t let me pet him but he did choose to become an indoor kitty after Gracey died. Then in December, I lost Thomas. Thomas was a unique boy in as much as he loved to give hugs and nuzzle my neck.
Lee Burns says
My wife and I work with a cat rescue and so have many wonderful cats in and out all the time.
susan wiener says
I love my cat midnight. He is in heaven with his dad, my wonderful hubby Howie. I so miss them. Love you both. <3
I have 3 cats, and one cat in heaven.
My sonny bear is my angel kitty, he was diagnosed with feline diabetes, and I gave him insulin shots 3 times a day, unfortunately he quit eating, and eventually passed away the day I was going to put him down. He was the best kitty ever. I have his paw prints framed. My other 3 cats are Sil (4) rescued her from the street when she was 3 weeks old,she still tries to nurse on my ear.
Taco (1), my first mothers day gift, and my baby. (He is totally spoiled and knows it)
And mustache (1) I rescued him from a friend who was going to have him put down.
Janet Collins says
Maggie was/is my Heart Cat, but Rerun has come in and become part of that too, as I grieved Maggie, she, like your Annie, seemed to know what I needed…
I have three heart cats. These little angels taught me that they are always with me, and want me to keep sharing my love with new kitties that find their way to me. I often see the Spirits of my heart cats peering out at me from the faces of new feline friends who behave in ways eerily reminiscent of old friends 🙂
My heart cats are to rescue kitties that bring me so much joy.
Cats bring joy to my life!
Diane Therkildsen says
my cat is my Heart cat
Happy kitty Valentine’s Day!
Jeanette Cereske says
Sugar was my heart kitty. We adopted her in 2008 from the SPCA and she lived up to her name every day. From the moment we brought her home she was wherever I was – on the sofa when I watched TV, next to me at my computer, and sleeping next to me each night. Whenever I came home she greeted me at the door. In 2013 Sugar was diagnosed with breast cancer and in May 2014 after a valiant 16 month fight together our Sweet Brave Warrior made her journey to the Rainbow Bridge. She took a piece of my heart with her forever. Last November Sugar sent me a kitty, his name is Chex and his first birthday was today, Valentine’s Day. And knowing that her Mama J is blonde Sugar made sure I would know that Chex was from her, she put a heart shaped spot on his rump.
Holly E. says
All 3 of my fur babies are heart cats
Pam Kelley says
My heart kitties are the loves of my life. They make me so happy.
Shirley Lalonde says
Love your cats but miss Gracey dearly and love the necklace since i am a huge cat lover even tho there are times that Baby is driving me up the wall. LOL
Danielle Sauers says
All of your cats sound so wonderful! The photo of Annie is so striking and looks just like Gracey. Like you said, I’m sure it’s a little bittersweet, but also so wonderful that you can see some of Gracey in Annie!
Karma Lynn Hurworth says
My heart cats are all the cats I’ve loved, taken care of, and lost at Big Cat Rescue.
Patti Canup Oorlig says
My heart cat is Saracen (a beautiful orange tabby we adopted from Humane Society almost two years ago. He lives with my daughter at college in Auburn, AL and is home with us in FL for holidays and summers. This precious cat has literally saved my daughters life ~ she has told me many times that she couldn’t make it without him ~ that us why this necklace would be so special ~ Saracen is our heart! ????
Shelley P says
My heart cat was a stray that adopted us when we bought our house 🙂 She was the smartest cat I ever knew and was a great cat.
Kathleen Burke says
My heart cat was a beautiful, most gentle natured female ragdoll ,named Vivianne . From the time she joined our home we formed an immediate bond . She would bring me little toy mice when I would fall asleep and I would find one or two every morning beside me in bed . When I was not feeling well she would lay with me and would not leave my side . Vivianne was one of those intuitive kitties who I felt knew what I was thinking or how I was feeling .
Eileen Briesch says
My black and white cat Juliette has a heart shape on the back leg, kind of elongated.No photos of it. She’s a sweetie.