Our beautiful girl kitty Xena, born in 2001. Xena is a black tortoiseshell ("tortie") cat. When Ed was working at SafePlace in 2001, a family of feral cats was living in the field behind the shelter. Ed spotted a pretty little black kitten scooting away from the dumpster and back into the woods. All he ever saw of her was her cute little backside, but he fell in love anyway. When the kindly cat lady at SafePlace rescued the cat family, she made sure that this swift and spunky warrior princess came home with Ed.
That didn't last long, though. Xena was spooked by her experiences, and she didn't take to Ed at all. She did, however, respond well to Chris, and she's been Chris's kitty ever since.
Xena has an incredibly soft and silky coat, so comforting to stroke at bedtime.