TobyMac, sitting on his desk.
TobyMac is our super-tolerant cat. Nothing phases him---new dogs, new cats, new people, he's fine with everything. Kids that pull his tail (we had to teach our kids that was not appropriate when they were little, because he certainly acted like it was fine), puppies chewing on him, strange dogs sniffing him...he doesn't care. He's not an overly affectionate cat with anyone other than our son (it's his cat) but he's great to live with because he's friendly, and can't be upset. Ever. He helps our puppies to get used to cats, and teaches them that cats are not things to chase (because he won't run, so what's to chase?!). He's a very sweet boy, and loves every litter of puppies that we have! He grooms them, and cuddles with them, and lets them chew on him. :o)
Our Little Mittens.
ZoeGirl goes by the nickname of Little Mittens, and she is our more normal cat. She absolutely adores us, and is very affectionate with us. However, whenever any people come to our house, she hides for hours, and when we have puppies, she avoids them at all costs. She teaches the puppies what a more normal cat acts like. Little Mittens is so skittish with dogs that she re-hates Indy ever time he gets a poodle clip! She's a great cat with us, and is probably the most affectionate cat I've ever known. With our four cats, our puppies are very well-socialized with pretty much any kind of cat personality! :o)
This is Jarvis, our "barn cat". No, we don't have a barn yet. But some friends of ours found a kitten with a terrible double eye-infection, that had left him unable to see. He was only about four weeks old at that point. We're obviously huge animal-lovers, so we took him in, and dutifully applied his eye ointment twice daily for several weeks. Eventually, Jarvis regained his vision, but we do not have room for him in our home (Little Mittens HATES new cats), so he lives in our garage until we get moved to our new house, where we'll have some land, a barn, and some other barn cats that "come with the house". :o) Jarvis loves to play outside with the dogs, especially Indy. We call him Indy's cat.
This is Plum, my little brown, tail-less Christmas kitten. She was chosen by a friend of mine to be a barn cat, but when she ended up being too friendly for country life, she needed a new home. So, she is now our third kitty. She freaks me out when we have puppies, because she's the size of the puppies, and her tail looks "docked," so when I see her running around the house, I think, "The puppies are out!!!" Plum has a non-stop purr motor, and is an extremely friendly!