Cat Fancy

The story of Sally, my most beloved feline friend.


  • Jott May 13th, 2014 3:26 PM

    amber, you two are adorable, especially in pic no. 5. <3 cat ladies unite!

  • Anaheed May 13th, 2014 3:34 PM

    This made me cry, and I don’t even LIKE cats, overall (though I’m sure I’d make an exception if I met Sally).

  • flapperhatgirl May 13th, 2014 3:39 PM

    This is too cute for words! I loved what you wrote about the bond between the two of you. Human/animal bonds are the best. This story reminds me of the cat my parents had for 20 years – her name was Alex and she was a stray, too.
    I have an incredible bond with my parrot. She’s a really intelligent bird, and spends a lot of her time hanging out on my shoulder and talking to me in her own parrot language.
    Rookie should totally do a reader pet photo gallery.
    (sorry for the long comment but I love talking about pets)

    • Anaheed May 13th, 2014 3:49 PM

      Aw, this is a cute idea! What is your parrot’s name?

      • flapperhatgirl May 14th, 2014 9:50 AM

        she’s India, the indian ring neck parrot :)

  • poirespoirespoires May 13th, 2014 4:25 PM

    That last picture was everything.

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  • Faith May 13th, 2014 5:02 PM

    So sweet! Here’s the real secret cat people know: Sally isn’t the exception, cats just have a bad rap! Every cat I’ve had has been loving and very attached to me, following me around and wanting cuddles. Cats being aloof is a myth :)

  • Nicole May 13th, 2014 5:03 PM

    my cat, cassie, was a stray hanging around my grandmother’s house as well. she had teeth missing + some nerve damage, & at first she kept her distance, but now she sleeps on my bed/me every night & lays in my lap whenever i watch tv. she also gets territorial when the other cats try to get close to me, & when i’m not at home, she curls up into a ball in a chair in the living room all day. she has recently been waking me up in the wee hours of the morning crawling across the pile of magazines i have next to my bed, initially attempting to get into the window, but just ending up sitting on everything she hasn’t already knocked onto the floor & staring at me uncomprehendingly as i blearily scramble to get her to move. cats are beautiful, obstinate creatures, much like elves, but i love them

  • Daisy Darling May 13th, 2014 5:39 PM

    So sweet! <3

    You should see somes pretty pictures of a japanese grandmother and her cat. It’s really heartmelting ! :3

    P.S: i hope you understand my frenglisch! ^^'

  • fanatiquedecafee May 13th, 2014 6:10 PM

    Almost cried. This was so sweet <3

  • Lowri Ellcock May 13th, 2014 6:17 PM

    omg i cried, this is so so sweet!!

  • Lulu May 13th, 2014 6:44 PM

    Naww, this was adorable! I have a cat who likes to think he’s the king of bitchfacing and aloof waifishness, but he’s actually a big softie, which sucks for me because he gives me allergies whenever i hug him :’(

  • drmcatcher May 13th, 2014 6:58 PM

    I love this so much. I almost cried. The love you can have for an animal can be so strong it seems like it doesn’t even make sense sometimes!!

  • soviet_kitsch May 13th, 2014 9:26 PM

    amber, this is SO SWEET. sally is such a cute little thing and that last picture is so adorable. my maine coon (named cat) was also a stray and my mom and i were planning on adopting her out, but now we don’t know how we ever got along without her.

  • Haleyhaley2w May 13th, 2014 10:59 PM

    This story really warmed my heart. I’m a total cat lady and I feel like (even though this sounds cheesy) that my cat will always be there for me no matter what. Sally seems like a wonderful cat in a home that is perfect for her. :)

  • Mimi7 May 13th, 2014 11:06 PM

    Awwwwwwwww. I have a really strong bond with my cat Lavender and we do everything together, it reminds me of you guys. The only thing is that she doesn’t believe that I should pay attention to anything but her–my computer, books, sleeping….

  • lydiamerida May 13th, 2014 11:11 PM

    That last pic! Sally looks so much like my cat who I had a similar relationship to and who died of old age a few years ago :’(
    I totally love this and your story is rlly cute
    *heart eyes emoji + sobbing emoji*

  • Remiliuh May 14th, 2014 1:04 AM

    this is just adorable

  • Tangerine May 14th, 2014 1:58 AM

    Cuteness overload! <3

  • FlaG May 14th, 2014 3:30 AM

    This was beautiful :’) Bless you for taking her in and looking after her!

  • interestingrosie May 14th, 2014 8:59 AM

    this is legit the same bond i have with my cat, i got her when i was seven and i am her human and she is my cat.
    she sleeps with me and wakes me up a two in the morning by scratching on the carpet by my door.
    i cried when she had to have a tooth taken out and when she snuggled beside me while off her little kitty face on anesthesia. now she has a little gap that she gets her lip caught in and its the most adorable thing ever.

    cat and human bonds are the best

  • shelley May 14th, 2014 9:03 AM

    This was perfection! Sally is so pretty!

  • starsinyourheart May 14th, 2014 9:25 AM

    I love this! I love my cat :)

  • Stephanie May 14th, 2014 10:52 AM

    Amber!!! You and Sally are so cute! I love the story of how you bonded. This made my morning!

  • luxwillow May 14th, 2014 11:10 AM

    This was so endearing to read and feels very similar to the relationship I have with my cat.

  • flocha May 14th, 2014 3:26 PM

    Reading this made me want to laugh and cry at the same time. Also thank you for writing something nice about cats again. People are mean about them but they are the best

  • Bethany May 14th, 2014 3:55 PM

    I honestly love this so much, and can definitely relate in terms of my own cat Pickle, who is getting old now too poor bb. It might sound weird but he actually helped me so much with depression and anxiety, cats are good medicine I guess! <3

    ALSO the last photo is so beautiful, it should be on a book cover or in a museum or something!


  • tweenyeezus May 14th, 2014 6:19 PM

    not even a little bit ashamed to say i cried while reading this. my cat passed away a couple of weeks ago, and he was in my family before i was even born. sally and amber are the cutest though!

  • elliecp May 15th, 2014 8:15 AM

    this is the sweetest thing!

  • Fueled_By_Marley May 15th, 2014 2:17 PM

    That was the sweetest article I’ve ever read on here. I wish my cat loved me like Sally loves you. Hope you two are doing well

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  • maddie123 May 15th, 2014 3:45 PM

    My cat turned 7 today, and I was reflecting on how he means the world to me and I remembered how I read this article a few days ago, and I burst out into tears again. I feel like cats can have such a profound connection with humans, and I know for sure that my cat is my best friend in the world, just as your’s is with you!

  • oshimamuki May 31st, 2014 8:49 AM

    This is so cute! :) Much love <3
    It's amazing the bond that you share with Sally.
    It makes me wish I had a cat of my own.
    I think cats are fascinating creatures who are secretly from another dimension. I read somewhere that cats can see things that humans can't and I half believe that! I think they secretly can talk to humans.
    I used to be friends with my neighbour's cat, Meow. He was really nice and gentle and adorable and let me carry him when I had established a relationship with him.
    But his eye got bitten by a dog and his owner took him back to his home far away :( So now I can't see him anymore and I'm really sad.
    I was so mischievous and I'm embarrassed to admit that I kidnapped him home!
    But yup cats are cool.