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Salem and Miso by Ahkward Salem and Miso by Ahkward
I don't think I ever posted this, but I took this a while ago when I was back in Florida. They are my therapy animals since I was having some depression issues in Florida while at Ringling. I'd been alone for almost a year and didn't really hang out with friends except at school during classes and it left me pretty lonely all the time. I was one of those types who goes home and works all night, so these two gave me some other life forms to interact with. Both have funny stories.

Salem is the orange tabby and he's about 3 years old now. I got him because he chose me. It was New Years Eve into New Years Morning and it was about 2:57am. Idk why I remember, but I do. I hear something "crying" and I sit up looking for where it's coming from. I get out of bed walking around my apartment and eventually determine it is coming from my laundry room. I open the door and he comes running out! I'm not even joking. After I got over the shock of it a bit, I look around and realize my dryer vent is uncovered. The only thing I can think about is that he got scared with the fireworks going off, got under the apartment and up the dryer vent, then couldn't figure out how to get out. I was like

"Oh hell now I can't afford a cat and he might have fleas." I wanted to feed him but I didn't cause I didn't want him hanging around. I was worried I'd not have the time or money to give for him to live a GOOD life, so I put him outside. I got up the next morning and he was still there. For the next WEEK he was home on my doorstep. After a week or so I decided that I would keep him. :'D I named him "Salem" since he woke me up close to the witching hour (3am). I'm a superstitious person and for me, being woken up about that time is very strange.  

He's a butt when it comes to getting his food on time but he's very loving.. with me at least. He loves sleeping up against me at night and he is very very chatty. lol You know how chatty he can be if you have attended my streams.

Miso is the Black and White Longhair, she's about 2 years old now. I took her to pet-sit her for a neighbor when they went out to Thanksgiving for family. I wasn't going anywhere since I couldn't afford the plan ticket. Anyway, she was dropped off at my house and two weeks later the couple still hadn't returned. Later we found out that the couple had just left. XD I felt bad for them abandoning her and didn't think it was fair to take her off to some other place. She was skittish and had a missing tooth, so that concerned me. So I formally adopted her too.

She's generally very sweet with a very passive personalty where Salem is more direct. Miso loves laps and pets even more than Salem does and is obsessed with following me around the house here. She's like a shadow. She's a very quiet cat for the most part, but you start petting her and her purr is very loud and she chirps. Yes, she chirps, not mews. It's freaking adorable.

They were laying on my desk one morning while I was packing to move I believe and so I had papers and boxes all over it. They still love to lay on my desk, though being a steel desk, it gets a bit cold sometimes. XD On the wall are various pictures by other people or things to remember as I work. I don't have that anymore because my desk is now under a window so I can have some natural light. I'll have to get some pictures of my new workspace since my old one I posted isn't valid anymore. x-x

Either way I wanted to post SOMETHING and show off my adorable kitties. XD
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yume-chan05 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
that's some incredible stories they got =) and they seems to having a very happy life thanls to you.
Moonlightelf Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Daww :heart: They be such cuties :heart:
ApalrieusCentauri Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015  Student General Artist
 Those cats are adorable <3 <3
Dragonfoxing Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015
You don't know how badly I want to visit now. v.v
86-shadesofblue Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the ideal work space :>
neko-comix Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015   Traditional Artist
My heart can't handle so much cuteness.....
celeste1528 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
hahah gorgeous!! :heart:
M-Lee08 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I have so much love for these cute cats. I would love to snuggle with them.
TheWisestDino Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They are literally the cutest things ever! I just want to hug them. They are very luck to have you as their owner!
Ahkward Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I love hugging them, though Salem rarely lets me. Miso will tolerate hugs for a short them them protests and gets up to leave. XD
TheWisestDino Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh that sounds like a lot of cats I know.
NefariousSchemes Featured By Owner Edited Dec 23, 2015  Student General Artist
Wow, they look so real, how do you shade so well??? XD
Ahkward Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm magic. XD
Galvan1c-Miscr3ation Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
they ARE adorable eue  

soon I will have a new pet to show off too--I'm getting a corn snake as an esa.  Gonna register to bring it to campus next year ^^
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