Thank You for Cats who Refuse to be Ignored.


Isabell is ten years old today. 

She claimed me at an animal shelter in Maryland eight years ago—reached her paw through the cage and hooked into my skirt, refusing to be ignored.

Since then, Isabel and I have been all over the country together, east to west and south to north. She’s a good traveler and a real talker and she’s pretty clear with her demands and generous with her affection. 

This is Isabel, wondering why we are not having a birthday party and demanding cake. She still refuses to be ignored.


I am thankful for Isabel. She is great company, a muse for behavior observations, a heart healer, and easy to live with. 

I don’t  mind that she snores. She even refuses to be ignored while she’s sleeping.

Happy Birthday Isabel!


~ by leakelley on January 27, 2009.

3 Responses to “Thank You for Cats who Refuse to be Ignored.”

  1. What a beauty! Happy Birthday Isabel.

  2. She’s gorgeous! How could anyone ignore her? 🙂

    Happy Birthday, Isabel!

  3. Happy birthday, Isabel. You cats are our other heartbeat. Do you have any idea how much you mean to us? Oh yeah, of course you do.

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