Why This Page? Simple, cats are cute. Also, cats are peaceful. Well sort of, aside from a tendency to hunt, kill, and eat mice, they have never built a nuclear weapon or invaded anything, except our hearts.
Cody R.I.P. was the official cat of the community, originally brought into the community by Eric DeBode, but then abandoned as he began pursuing an end to the death penalty. Despite his size, or due to it, he spent most of the day sleeping
Bella R.I.P. Was the oldest cat in our community and was brought here by Martha Scarbrough when she joined the community. Bella enjoyed jumping on the couch during Bible Study, sleeping under the sunlight in the stairway and long walks on the beach.
Elanor was a feral kitten born in our community garden when Clare Bellefeuille-Rice decided to bring her home. I think Elanor is named after some sort of character in the Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, but I am not sure. Maybe a dwarf or something. Anyway, Elanor enjoyed ping-pong balls, kicking sand, toy mice made of twine, and shoes. She has since been adopted by Clare’s friend before Clare moved out.
Baby R.I.P., then a small very skittish kitten, showed up at the back door one day and wormed her way into people’s hearts by virtue of her extreme cuteness. While still easily frightened, she did enjoy a good head rub and neck scratch. Many names were tried and considered, but none fit and she ended up with a permanent nickname.
Boots, another wandering stray, spent his first few months at the Catholic Worker running from all who approached. One day he decided to join Benny during his morning exercises (he must have a fondness for yoga) and has since become our most affectionate cat. His favorite pastime is rubbing his head on people while being petted.
Star Of Bethlehem, showed up yowling at the front door two days before Christmas 2010. Quickly adopted by Martha, she won our affection with a very loud purr. Her favorite activities include exploring in cobwebby corners and pouncing on Boots.
Rico, came to the LACW as a very small kitten that someone dumped in our yard just over one year ago. David and Rebecca cared for him until he was old enough to eat on his own. He likes staying in the back house and getting into the basement. Very loving, but also independent, cat.
Kobe, came in late 2012 when Barbara inherited him from a friend who was too sick to care for him any longer. Not sure how Catherine (and the other cats) would react to yet another cat in the house, Kobe spent a few weeks in Barbara’s room. After easing his way out and about, Kobe was accepted by all, including Catherine, who at first thought Kobe was Star, whose hair suddenly grew longer. Kobe is a very cuddly cat who likes to roam around the property and be petted.