“These little black beauties aren’t our first cats,” Tanna explains. “We did, though, change their names from Padme and Rey – too much ‘Star Wars’ in them — to Nova and Luna.
“I chose them because I wanted a bonded pair of young females and they were perfect! I wanted cats who would get along well and were less likely to spray. Their adjustment to our home was gradual. At first, we isolated them in the office where I work during the day. Then, after about two weeks, I started letting them out during the day but put them back in my office at night for a week or so. After that, they freely roamed.
“It’s wonderful to have their attention and snuggles enriching our lives although they’re sometimes a lot of work. We have an elderly pug, and it took some time for him to accept them. He’s learned not to chase them for the most part unless they come near his food or try to go outside!
“They both like chasing sparkle balls and playing with a wand that has ribbons and feathers on it. They also like sleeping in my lap, especially while I’m working, otherwise they like being nearby or sleeping on the back of my recliner. And because they want to be around people, they always enjoy visiting us and hanging out wherever we are.
“Nova’s famous for meowing to beg for food — which is why we ended up getting a feeder – yet she’s always the first to sit in my lap. Luna is sweeter and more curious and has a questioning chirp and meow. She also loves rubbing against everything and chasing bugs. Both of them love kitty grass and would easily eat all of my houseplants if I didn’t keep a constant supply. They cuddle together and groom each other daily.
“At night, they come into our bedroom and Nova sometimes sleeps on the bed with us for awhile. But usually they sleep downstairs.”
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. She lives with her adopted Maltese named Mini.