The Cat
Updated June 2017

Yes, this is our kitty baby's page...Meow!


Stryper



Stryper is our Maine Coon, which is the largest breed of domestic cats. We got her in early 2012 from the neighbor of a friend, because Stryper had broken her leg, and the husband was allergic to cats, and etc., etc...

We took her in, and she healed up just fine, and she's a very energetic young cat. We try not to let her out of the house any more, because a couple of times earlier in her time with us she would go out and not come back – for as long as two weeks! We honestly thought we had lost her forever, then she came back as if nothing had happened. So, now, her only opportunities to go out are under "adult supervision"...we will sometimes let her walk around our yard (and eat grass, which is about all she wants to do out there anyway).

She does love to play with us, though...she'll chase the end of a string all around the room!

Lately we've had an interloper -- a small black and white cat that likes to come into our yard and look for Stryper. When Stryper sees him, though, she'll growl, start yelling, and try to get the other cat (through the glass). We tell her she's a good guard cat!

Even though she's large (for a cat) and already about seven years old, Gaye's favorite term of endearment for her is "baby!"


Stryper posing on our bed in January 2013.





She moves fast...it's hard to catch her outdoors. This is January of 2012.





A terrific cat portrait, by Gaye, in May 2014.





Dan calls Stryper "Camouflage Cat," because her markings actually cause her to blend right in with our bedroom couch. Sometimes, especially when the light's low, we really have to look for her there!


Camouflage Cat, February 2014. (Where IS she?)





A picture from January 2016, where Stryper is watching her favorite Christmas toy being dangled overhead...


Meow!





In July 2016, Stryper is - again - expectantly looking up at something...






In March 2016, Gaye happily endured Stryper trying to "help" her play a song on our keyboard!


Hey, Mommy, I just want to do what you're doing...





This time we'll end with the photograph that Gaye says best captures the essence pf Stryper!


Meow!