Meet Onyx

Onyx is sitting on my lap right now purring as I write this post. We have quite the bond. It could be the 3 months that I slept in a spare room with him and Minnie until we let them roam with the rest of the crew.    🙂

Here’s more on his story. (You can always access this by going to the “Meet The Kids” drop down menu at the top of the website.)


Onyx was part of the “package deal” with Minnie. I went to the vet and he was in a cage in the front and was so scared. Of course, I asked to hold him and he was just shaking. Right then I knew that he needed to come live with us.

He had a sister, Ebony, that was already adopted. I instantly fell in love with this guy.

One of his cutest features is that his fangs stick out of his mouth. I’ll add some better pictures in the future, but here is one that I like.

He is a snuggler. I always promised him I would always have time to snuggle with him. So now, whenever I head toward the bedroom, he will run in there and jump on the bed. Of course, we do snuggle for a little while.  🙂

I adopted Onyx and Minnie at the same time so they are the best of friends. It’s like they were brother and sister.

I’ll be honest (but don’t tell any of the other kids), he’s my favorite. 🙂

How can you not love that face?

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Meet Minnie

Minnie and Houdini look very similar, but Minnie (ironically) is smaller than Houdini. More on that in her bio below.

There is one thing that makes me sad about her, she’s more of a loner and doesn’t really like human attention. She likes to hang out with us, but doesn’t want to be held. It makes me sad because she is so darn cute. 🙁

Here’s more on her story. (You can always access this by going to the “Meet The Kids” drop down menu at the top of the website.)


Funny story behind Minnie. We originally named her after Minnie Mouse because we loved Disney at the time. The ironic thing was she stayed tiny so everyone thought that her name was Mini. Little did we know how accurate her name would be.

She was a package deal. I met Onyx first (you’ll meet him tomorrow) and was going to take him home for sure. Then the vet techs told me that I needed to look at another kitty they had. They brought Minnie out and she was the cutest thing. Everyone thought that I wasn’t going to take Onyx and was going to adopt Minnie instead.  How could I refuse when they bring this peanut out? (She hasn’t gotten any bigger from that time.)

I surprised them and adopted both of them!

The only downside with Minnie is that she does not like to interact with us and is somewhat scared of us. I’m going to write an article about how to deal with that situation. We are still working with her to get her to open up to us. She’s not nasty, she just likes to “exist”.

Slowly, her nose is turning black. She had a total pink nose and developed a black spot (we’ve had it checked out and it’s nothing but a pigment change). This was one of the times that we could get close to her.

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Meet Magic

I have so much love for Magic. He was a special find for us. His story is below. He has had some big issues in his life so far….I’ll share those in a later post. This is a happy post. 🙂 He was the smallest kitten we’ve ever rescued and we enjoy every day that we have with this guy.

Don’t forget to check out the cute video of his first bath (off to the right of this article).

Here’s more on his story. (You can always access this by going to the “Meet The Kids” drop down menu at the top of the website.)


Magic is one of our younger kitties. He found him at a local restaurant. The workers there told us that there was a black kitten around but they didn’t think he was going to make it.  Needless to say, my husband and I said, “Not on our watch”.

We found that little peanut and got him home and fed him. He was HUNGRY!!

Magic Eating


He was .6 pounds. Below is a pic of him the next day when we took him to the vet.

Tiny Magic


We nursed this little guy back to health and the only lingering issue from his kitten days are he has only 1 functioning kidney. He needs to be on special urinary food. I’ll post some info on that later, but otherwise he’s become a great part of our family.

Here is a more recent picture. I can’t believe how much he’s grown.

Big Magic



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Meet Houdini

Here it is and Day 2…time to meet Luke’s older brother, Houdini. 🙂

(You’re meeting everyone from the youngest to the oldest).

He has also brought us such joy….he’s become more talkative the longer that we’ve had him.

Here’s more on his story. (You can always access this by going to the “Meet The Kids” drop down menu at the top of the website.)


Houdini is related to Magic. We found Houdini at the same restaurant that we found Magic (about a year later). Houdini was hanging out with his Mom so we weren’t too worried about him. However, after a couple of weeks, we didn’t see his Mom anymore.

Ironically, it was New Years Eve when we made our move to bring Houdini to our house. We were able to tempt him into a carrier with some food. From there, we went right to the Urgent Vet to make sure that he was A-OK.

Here are a couple of pics from that visit. He’s looking at Kevin like, “You’re my Dad now”?






Everything was good with him and we brought him home. We decided to call him Houdini because he kept disappearing in the spare room. 🙂His tail also has a white tip on the end and looks like a magic wand.

He and Kevin are best buddies. This is one of my favorite pictures of them.

.Houdini and Kevin-Room


Take a peek at the video on the right side of the screen for Houdini having fun with the water dish. He always keeps us on our toes.

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Meet Luke

Each day I’ll introduce one of kitties. Expect this for the next 8 days. 🙂 I’ll start with our youngest (for now), Luke.

Luke was named after Luke Kuechly the Carolina Panther. I think they are both cute! 🙂

He has brought us such joy everyday with his powerful personality and love for this brothers and sisters.

Here’s more on his story. (You can always access this by going to the “Meet The Kids” drop down menu at the top of the website.)


Where do I start with this crazy boy? He was the “bonus” kitty we adopted while we were at the vet with 2 of our other kitties for a check-up. A gentleman brought him in and said that his son moved away and left the kitten in his apartment.

If no one at the vet was interested in Luke, the next stop was the pound. Look at this face……could you turn him away? We sure couldn’t. (I caught him mid-yawn, but I like to say this is what he did when we told him that he was going to live with us!) 🙂

He’s brought new life to this house. Houdini is Luke’s favorite target. They love to chase each other around the house. They also like to sleep next to one another and groom each other. I have been late leaving the house because those two are so cute together.

That’s why they made the front page. They’re so darn cute.

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About Nancy

Welcome to my Cat Corner Page. As soon as I created it, I felt like it was the right thing to do.

My name is Nancy and I’m a software trainer by day. My hubby and I don’t have any human kids, but we have 8 fur babies (Jill, Jack, Dora, Onyx, Minnie, Magic, Houdini, Luke and Queso). They were all strays and they are all black or black and white. We did have a theme until Queso came along. He’s an orange and white kitty. Everyone else is black or black and white.

Our second youngest, Luke, was adopted when we were at the vet. We had brought in 2 of our kitties for their yearly physical and a guy brought in a black and white kitten looking for a home. He was going to take him to the pound if no one wanted him.  Needless to say, we went to the vet with 2 kitties and came home with 3.  🙂

I enjoy our kitties so much and am always looking for new products for them and am interested in hearing about your kitties as well.

If you have any questions or want to share some pictures of your “babies” I would love to see them.

For your viewing pleasure, here is a picture of Luke right after we adopted him. 🙂

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