Monday, February 1, 2016

Welcome to Following Cats



Hello, and welcome to Following Cats. I hope you will join me on a journey of discovering the wonders of life when you follow your love of cats.

My name is Tina Barbour, and I live with my two cats and my husband in Virginia. Abbey is a ginger tabby girl who will be two in April. Natasha is a black and white girl who is about four. They are both rescues.


Abbey, Natasha, and I will all be authors of this blog. I will tell stories, post pictures, tell you about things I’ve learned about cats, and help advocate for the welfare of cats and all animals. Sometimes Abbey and Natasha will give you their perspectives on life.


I’m a late-blooming cat person. I spent my youth and young adulthood oblivious to the beauty of cats. It’s still surprising to me that I became a cat person. I’m sure I’ve surprised friends and family too.

I remember years ago, right after I had gotten married and my husband and I merged our cats into one family. A friend from grad school wrote me and said, “I always knew you’d find a good man. I never thought you would become a cat mama.”

The 18 years or that I’ve had cats in my life have been the best years of my life. The love, joy, and peace that I experience with cats—that’s what I want to share with you.


I will post three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. I hope you will enjoy what you experience here and will interact with me and others in the comments. 


Hope to see you on Wednesday, when I will begin introducing you to my cats.





24 comments:

  1. Love this

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  2. Lita looks forward to the next installment!

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  3. This is wonderful Tina! I look forward to reading all about the cats you love so much and your life with them!

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    1. Thank you, Mary. It's good to hear from you!

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  4. Looking forward to reading from your new blog!

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  5. Beautiful cats! Looking forward to reading your blog :)

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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    1. Thank you, Athena and Marie. I enjoy your blog! :-)

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  6. Beautiful cats! Looking forward to reading your blog :)

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  7. Well you know being a fellow "cat lover" myself I'd for sure want to follow this new blog. - Can't wait to see more of your sweet kitties.

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    1. Thank you, Ida! It's good to be in touch with you again.

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  8. Hi Tina,

    I'm really looking forward to following this new blog! I'm an animal-lover myself, and cats are my house pet of choice for a variety of reasons. I was actually thinking about reaching out to you because I lost my precious little Inky the night of the snowstorm, and I know that, unlike many, you understand that unique pain well.

    I'm so glad to see you following your (relatively) new passion!

    Best,
    Jean

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    1. I am so sorry about Inky, Jean! Yes, I understand the pain and I know it's not easy to bear. I will be thinking about you.

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  9. I'm looking forward, Tina, and just subscribed by email! Maybe I'll get some good Lizzie tips!

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    1. Thanks, Jeanie, but you probably know more about cats that I do! :-)

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  10. Thanks so much for commenting on our blog, just signed up to follow you!!! I think we have a lot in common! When I had my first cat, my Angel Bobo, I had never had a cat in my life. I had loved them since I was 15 but never had one til Bobo. I had him for 18 years......now I have had my Cody for almost 9.
    I look forward to reading all about your kitties!!! catchatwithcarenandcody

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    1. Hi Caren! I like your blog too. Cats just purr their way into our hearts, don't they? I look forward connecting more with you.

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  11. This is great! Look forward to reading more!

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  12. Nice to meet you, Tina! I was severely allergic to cats as a child, but miraculously outgrew that (for the most part) as an adult. My wife and I love all animals, but cats are so special, aren't they? We currently have two kitties of our own, and volunteer with the cats every Saturday and Sunday at the shelter. (Our blog is mainly about the wonderful and adoptable cats at the shelter.) :)

    Take care,

    Kevin (meowmeowmans), Tracey, Gracie and Zoe
    Animal Shelter Volunteer Life

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    1. Hi, Kevin, very nice to meet you! That is awesome work that you and your wife do--Thank you! My husband and I are both allergic to cats. We didn't know until we were adults and started living with cats. It's not really a big deal for us, though. We're allergic to so many other things, we're going to be taking allergy meds for something! :-)

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  13. Hello Tina, nice to meet you! :)

    My name is Connie and I run Tails from the Foster Kittens, and I foster kittens up in Maine as well as blog occasionally about my own seven cats.

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