Reader Linda Grilli, the website’s Official Goat Breeder™, has many cats. In fact, when I asked her how many, she said this:
I now have seven cats, five black.
Pewter – gunmetal grey
Clawed Monet – white with orange spots
Barney – black
Bailey – black
Ebony – black
Jose Felidiano – black
Billy the Kit – black
I still maintain that “Clawed Monet” is the greatest name ever bestowed on a felid.
Note that she says “I now have seven”. A bit more than three years ago, she had six. I posted pictures of four of them, Barney, Bibiana, Ebony, and Bailey (left to right in the first picture below). Sadly, Biana has passed on, so there were three black cats, all living in the barn, and all dining daily on goat milk and crackers:
Now, however, Linda reports that she’s gotten two more stray black kittens (bringing the total back up to seven), who will live in the house with Clawed and Pewter instead of in the barn. They are eight weeks old, had eye infections which are now cured (thank Ceiling Cat for antibiotics), and here are their photos:
Meet Billy the Kit:
And Jose Felidiano:
I hope they get goat milk, too. (I understand it’s much better for cats than is cow milk, but I may be wrong.)