I love animals. I love pets. I have two cats (I love dogs too, but I have traveled too much to take on that responsibility). My oldest cat was adopted as a small fuzzy kitten from an animal shelter in Ithaca, New York when I was a graduate student. He is now 15 years old. He developed diabetes a few years ago so I have to give him insulin shots twice a day. Many who know him know that he has a history of being crabby and unfriendly to others, but he is a little lovebug to me. Like most pet owners and lovers, I find him endlessly entertaining and cute, and I take way too many photos of him, which probably only I find interesting. Here he is - the nine lives of Mr. Kitty.