I am so lucky to have these wonderful creatures by my side. I never was a cat person until I got a cat. Cats, unlike dogs or even birds, take time to reveal themselves to you. That’s why unless you have had one in your life, it’s hard to know them as the loving, attention seeking, sweet pranksters they are. And they get a bad reputation from people who don’t know any better. Getting a cat for a first time owner is taking a leap of faith. They are worth that leap and then some. Here are two of my dear ones helping me recover from a brutal 51 hour (plus 17 hours of commuting) work week.