Between my parents' household and mine, we have five shelter kitties, all of whom we assume are mixed... although Sassy could be a purebred, for all we know...
My Parents' Babies:
Dylan Ishmael -- big, strong, sleek bluegrey tabby boy with piercing golden eyes, extremely smart and psychic, surprisingly affectionate, undisputed feline head of my folks' household.
Sassy Lane -- big, beautiful, longhaired Maine Coony girl, mostly black with patches of orange tabby, plus white paws and bib... heartmelting golden eyes... incredibly affectionate and athletic.
Abby Helen -- little round Holstein kitty, mostly white with black splotches and black tail, beautiful sea-green eyes, little pale pink nose... a feral who requires isolation, but has come a long way under my mom's care.
Clyde Lee -- one of Abby's five boys, born in the shelter... looks just like Abby except that he is large, long-legged, sleek... the sweetest, most beautiful little face I've ever seen, and I'm not the least bit biased! :-)
Pearl Noelle -- itty-bitty bluegrey-over-lilac, subtly tabby-marked girl with flyaway fur that's generally shortish, but she does have a ruff around her neck, britches on her back legs, and an extravagantly fluffy tail... huge, round green eyes with vivid golden rings... devoted and loving beyond words. She taught ME to play fetch! :-)
Ah, such wonderful kitties... five things we are all thankful for this Thanksgiving. We are very, very lucky people!