This is a page about one of our two cats, Ari. He is a brown tabby and white neutered male domestic shorthair (I think "domestic shorthair " is just another way of saying he's a mixed breed :-). We figure that he was born sometime in May 1999, and was adopted by me and Chris from the Erie County, New York SPCA on February 20, 2000, when he was about nine months old.
Ari is a very bold cat; when we have visitors, he comes over and investigates them. He likes to eat, and absolutely adores the occasional helpings of Whiskas moist cat food we sometimes give him to supplement his dry food. He loves to go outside for walks on his harness and leash, and often doesn't want to come back inside afterwards! His favorite toy is his Cat Dancer, and he likes to chase crumpled-up paper balls -- and rip them up after he catches them!
Ari is our "lap cat;" he loves to have his back and shoulders stroked, and likes to sit in my lap and purr while I'm sitting in the armchair in our living room. Sometimes he'll even go to sleep in my lap! :-)
In case you were wondering, "Ari" is short for "Arislan." That's Persian for "lion" (and he thinks he is one! :-), as well as the title of one of my favorite anime series.
Follow the link to see some pictures of Ari!