wrote this essay in 1999 for a contest. Even though she didn't win
the grand prize, the essay was one of 10 finalists --- and we will
always remember how special these cats are to us. Felix's brother,
Oscar is still with us. He just turned 7 in August of 2005.
multiple cats are sensational siblings because . . . They are best
adorable twins, once womb-mates, are now my roommates. Not only do
they groom each other daily, they love to play together; wrestling
and soccer are their favorite sports (besides sleeping).
whey they sleep, each cuddles with his paws around the other's neck.
Never before have I seen two such loving creatures. Felix and Oscar.
Fittingly, their behavior reflects their famous character names:
Felix is as neat as a pin and very proper, and Oscar is the free
spirit. Brothers, best friends and my babies!