Well hello there! I'm very happy to meet you! My name is Cali, and I'm a new arrival at the Safe Place for Pets Welcome Center. I came here with my sister Lexi, but she can introduce herself later. Right now it's my turn. As I said, my name is Cali, and from that you might assume that I'm a calico. You'd be wrong though. I'm actually a tortoiseshell, which is the color you might get if you took the white out of a calico, put the other two colors in a blender and turned it on high. If you take a look at my picture, you'll see what I mean. Isn't the gold stripe down my black face beautiful?! I'm told that some people call us black calicos. I really don't care what you call me; I'm me and that's that. As to what else I am, I'm a female spayed domestic shorthair with claws. I'm somewhere between two and three years old; I can't remember my birthday. I suppose you could call me a teenage cat, because I still have plenty of spunk in me! I'm more than willing to play with you. ÝÙ÷S Speaking of spunk, although I didn't grow up with dogs, I don't let them intimidate me either. The nice folks who took us in after Mom died have two big dogs and one small one. If I'm sitting someplace and one of them walks up to me, I just hiss at them and stay exactly where I am. I don't let them boss me around. I was also fascinated by the family's many pet birds, but that didn't go over as well. ÝÙ÷ä One thing I do really enjoy about the family that took us in is the children. You wouldn't think that a cat who grew up with just an elderly mom and two other cats (yes, we have another sister) would like kids, but I really enjoy them. As a matter of fact, I decided that it would be nice to sleep with one of the girls at night. So I think that I would do really well in a lively household. Another thing about me is that I dearly love being petted. I'm not at all shy about it either. I will come right up to you and butt up against your leg or hand to get you to pet me. And I love having my head scratched. I guess I've talked enough about myself for now, so I'll pass the microphone over to my sister. Lexi? I'm right here Cali. I was beginning to think you were going to talk forever! But now it's my turn to introduce myself. As Cali said, my name is Lexi. I'm about the same age as Cali, and also a spayed female with claws. I'm a domestic longhair tabby though, not an exotic tortoiseshell. But don't think that tabby means boring. Just look at me! One of the nice volunteers at Safe Place for Pets said that with my delicate looks and quiet nature, I look like a fairy princess. Apt, wouldn't you say? I'm not as outgoing as Cali is either. I like to take my time before I come out to be social. But that isn't to say that I am not a lover as well! I adore being petted, brushed, and having my tummy rubbed. And unlike Cali, I don't limit myself to one person; I love to sleep with everyone in the family! I'm not quite as sure of myself with the dogs though. I don't run away from them, but after I hiss I go find somewhere else to be. But I'm not stupid. I know perfectly well that when they are in their crates I'm perfectly safe. When that happens, I will sashay right up and lie down next to the crates. I would definitely enjoy being in a family with kids. I could probably learn to deal with dogs too as long as they don't want to chase me. Cali here again. As you can see, we are two very different cats. But we are exactly the same in that we would really love to find new furrever homes. We have so much love to give, and although everyone here at the Safe Place for Pets Welcome Center is wonderful, it's just not the same as having our own families to cuddle with. We'd be thrilled to have you come down and fall in love with one or both of us. It's easy; all you have to do is call 719-359-0201 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. or visit safeplacepets.org to make an appointment to come see us. You won't be sorry!