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Gun-Hee cracks me up…
he acts as though it’s his job to investigate every box in the house.

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Gun-Hee loves it when we get deliveries. All the delivery guys know him, too.

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Gun-Hee is the most trusting, loving cat I’ve ever known. His absolute fearlessness comes from his unshakable confidence; he trusts because he is certain that he is loved.


Cuddling on the sofa…

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Here is Gun-Hee with my Gourami, Shula. I got Shula last January at Petco. He’s named Shula because he’s turquoise and orange and he’s shaped like a football…and I got him in January. He’s actually got quite the personality for a fish. Gun-Hee gets very interested when I feed Shula; I’m not sure if it’s because he wants to eat Shula’s fish food (Gouramis are carnivores, so it’s fishy fish food)…or if he wants to eat Shula.

(And if you’re wondering about the choice of pronoun, yes, Shula is actually a boy fish.)

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Here’s Kylie. Kylie is a native Bostonian, born in Quincy, adopted from an ad on Craigslist in 2005. She had a white brother and sister when we went to pick her up; her mother is an odd-eyed white cat named Mary Jane. Kylie is a lot bigger than her mother was. When she was smaller, she had two blue tabby “racing stripes” on her head, but as she got older, they faded and now you can’t see them unless you look very closely, and even then it’s only a few hairs.

She was the first cat to accept Gun-Hee when we brought him home. She knows the word “treats” and we can’t say it in front of her or she’ll go into the kitchen and wait til she gets some. Here is Kylie and Gun-Hee, waiting for treats.

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This is Tessie. Tessie, a Black Tortie Smoke Asian (TICA registered name: Bes Butterfly), was born in 2003; I adopted her from Kim Ghobrial in Oregon when she was almost 2 years old. She is our only cat to have had a litter of her own; you can see her daughter, Spot, and her son, Teddy on the website, as well as her brother, Koala, nephew, Midnight, and father, Jar-Jar.

Tessie is our “nurse” kitty; she takes care of the other cats – and us! – when we aren’t feeling well. She also loves to play with sparkle balls. Gun-Hee really interacts with her like she was his mother, but at the same time he roughhouses with her more than the other cats. These two are the more “people-oriented” cats in our family.

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Gun-Hee is not our only cat. He is the youngest of four.


This is Patrick. Patrick, a Chocolate-Tabby Point Siamese (TICA registered name: Sugar Hills Twinkle Toes), was born in 1994; I adopted him when he was almost 3 years old from Carole Goodwin a Devon Rex/Sphinx breeder.

Patrick weighs almost 13lbs, and he and Gun-Hee have almost nothing in common…but they were both born in the Chinese Year of the Dog.