“Dopey and Artemis (formerly Sneezy) were not our first cats,” admits Kristy. “In fact, they brought our current house total to six. They came from a litter of seven, named after the seven dwarfs, and we loved them immediately.

“We first saw Dopey on the Furry Friends website, and since we’d been looking for an orange kitten, we decided to meet him in the hopes of adopting him and a sibling. Artemis was so playful and sweet that we fell in love with her, too. Cautious about ‘pouncing’ on the first cats we’d found, we met several more at various shelters, but we couldn’t get past how much we loved Dopey and Artemis.

“They fit easily into our household and with our other cats. Dopey loved them immediately although the feeling wasn’t yet mutual. For her part, Artemis quickly attempted to lure the older kitties into playing with her. It didn’t take long for this precocious pair to wear them down. And although Dopey and Artemis still love each other most, whether it’s curling up together or playing together, all of the cats get along wonderfully well.

“Artemis now spends her days chasing spring toys around the house and her nights sleeping between my legs. Dopey spends his days trying to eat cardboard when we’re not looking and his nights in the chair in our bedroom. We love them both so much and they’ve been an absolutely perfect addition to our family.”


Furry Friends Fur-Ever Stories are compiled and written by Nomi Berger who is the bestselling author of seven novels, one work of non-fiction, two volumes of poetry, and hundreds of articles. She is a volunteer writer for Furry Friends in Vancouver, WA and also volunteers her writing skills to animal rescue groups in Canada and the USA.

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