A Word From the Human Behind the Cats
Rachel (that’s me) is cat mama to the Three Chatty Cats. My love for everything cats (and writing) inspired me to start this blog. If you want to learn more about me, you can do so here.
My goal with Three Chatty Cats is to bring attention to great cat rescues and their life-saving efforts. I also want to provide you with helpful tips, share inspiring rescue and adoption stories, and showcase shelter photographers.
In the beginning, I kept Three Chatty Cats focused on rescues and individuals doing their part to help cats, which I will continue to do. But I’ve found that some of my most popular content has been about my cats, probably because my readers love cats! I decided that a little bit of variety was in order, so you will also see posts about or even from my three cats – Dexter, Olive and Sophie – who inspired this blog.
I truly hope that we can save them all – and I want to do my part by bringing about awareness through profiling rescues and rescuers, while also having fun blogging about my three (chatty) cats! Thank you for supporting us on our blogging journey!
Happy Reading! ~Rachel
P.S. If you’re looking for cat lady-inspired posts, please check out my other blog, Cat Lady Alley
Sophie here, the cutest, sweetest and most humble of the cats. I’ve been giving the Mama a hard time because she started a blog called Three Chatty Cats, but she rarely ever shares anything about us – the actual cats! I was finally able to convince the Mama that she needs to blog more about us three cats (and by that, I mean mostly me). We should have our own space to share our profound thoughts and reflections as well as our squee-worthy pictures. We are super excited to start sharing our thoughts with you. But before that, I’m going to give you a bit of background on us, since many of you may not know a thing about us cats. For which I blame the Mama.
Chatty Cat #1 – Dexter
First, I present to you our big brother Dexter. He’s my best friend (haha to you, Olive). I love him very much and I’m pretty sure he loves me back. Here’s what you need to know about Dexter.
Name: Dexter (he’s a boy cat)
Date of Birth: June 1, 2010 (the Mama estimates this to be his b-day)
Date of Rescue: June 20, 2010
Rescue synopsis: Dexter was found as a three-week-old kitten in Palm Desert, California on a 100+ degree day!
Likes: Shredding Kleenex, sneaking into the garage, cuddling with me and Olive (separately, of course), looking grumpy, and eating my special diet food. He’s also a master groomer of the highest order.
Dislikes: Everything else – and I mean everything!
Known for: Crying loudly in the morning until the Mama gets up to feed us. He’s the shyest of us three cats. And hey, I heard that Dexter is the favorite of some blog readers. I’m not sure what that’s about!
Read Dexter’s full rescue story
Chatty Cat #2 – Olive
Next, I will tell you about my evil sister, Olive. I say she’s evil, but she’s not so bad. I like to give her a hard time because she hisses at me all the time. I mean all. the. time. I know I’m the kid sister, but shouldn’t Olive be nice to me every once in a while? Anyway, here’s Olive’s stuff. Blabbity, blah, blah.
Name: Olive (she’s a girl cat)
Date of Birth: April 7, 2011 (the Mama’s just guessing)
Date of Rescue: June 7, 2011
Rescue synopsis: Olive was found by asphalt workers outside the Mama’s house, approximately eight weeks old at the time.
Likes: Lasers, treats and sitting in boxes.
Dislikes: Me! And being picked up. She absolutely hates that.
Known for: Being a loner, begging for treats, spending all day in her gargantuan size box, being my arch-nemesis, growling at poor me, hissing at innocent me, swiping at sweet little me after I chase her down the hall – I just don’t get it! Must be that famous tortitude I always hear about.
Read Olive’s full rescue story
Chatty Cat #3 – Sophie
So, that just leaves ME! The beautiful, smart, charming Sophie. I’m the baby of the family, which means I’m always innocent. I
always never get into trouble. The humans never find me on the counter or pulling Q-tips out of the trash. Never!
Name: Sophie Zee Kitty (I’m a girl cat, but not a girlie-girl cat)
Date of Birth: May 29, 2014 (I won’t tell the real date)
Date of Rescue: November 29, 2014
Rescue synopsis: I was found outside a movie theater by security guards who (easily) guilt-tripped the Mama into taking me home. (“We called animal control and you know what will happen to her at the pound!”) I also did my part and batted my baby blue eyes at her. I was about six months old at the time.
Likes: FOOD! And FOOD!
Dislikes: Nothing, except for Olive. (And Eddie.)
Known for: Stealing straws, stealing bottle caps, terrorizing Olive, being the goofball of the family, occasionally getting into a bit of trouble, loving on Pops, chattering to the Mama, basically being perfect.
Read Sophie’s full rescue story