Cherryl Chow (two r’s, like purr) is the guardian of two cats who rescued her from idle contentment where she was forced to wear crisp clothes free of cat hair and sleep in a bed where she could stretch out fully, unimpeded by furry creatures that morphed into space-hogging demons at night.
Both cats came to her in their senior years, having relinquished their previous humans who no longer met their needs.
One is a half-Siamese, chocolate point cat, with a chronic nasal fungal infection. Her name is Mittens, and she is a California native. She is a very youthful almost 20-year-old with a spring in her steps and an insatiable appetite for food. She always wants Cherryl to watch her eat.
The other is Lydia, a blind, albino, possibly hearing-impaired cat born and bred in New Orleans, and a long-time resident of Boulder. She’s estimated to be 15 1/2 years old. She craves human contact. She wants a lap–or chest–any chance she gets. Lydia is the most affectionate cat ever and a great purring machine. She has reduced the mysteries of the universe into a simple formula: All humans are good; other cats, bad.
Long before Cherryl became a cat lover, she was a published author of prose and poetry. In college she majored in Psychology, with a concentration in ethology (animal behavior).
Cherryl is fluent in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese, but she is still learning to communicate in cat. She currently lives in northern California with one husband and her two cat therapists.
Cherryl writes about cats based on extensive research, and on her personal experiences with cats.
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