Hawaii is a popular honeymoon spot, and it was so special to Sara and Tori that they named their new cats after the places they visited. Right after they got married, they adopted Maui as a wedding present to each other. She demonstrated some aggression tendencies at first, so the vet suggested getting another cat to help with the behavior issues. That’s when Kona joined the family. She had been brought in to the Animal Humane Society as a wiry little three-month-old stray. When Sara and Tori picked her up, she purred and purred and was such a darling. Maui and Kona eventually became great friends, and Maui turned into an even better cat when paired with her new sister.
The two have very different personalities, providing entertainment and a fun atmosphere for the couple’s home. The cats are both silly, but Maui is a bit standoffish, while Kona is mischievous. Like clockwork, Maui meows and meows every night at ten o’clock. Then both Maui and Kona fall asleep with the couple. But, during the night, sometimes Kona sneaks off to the kitchen and goes through cupboards. It’s not unusual to find a loaf of bread yanked out of the cabinet. Kona has even ripped open a package of crackers and started eating them, leaving behind a trail of crumbs as evidence. “I never thought of myself as a cat person, but Maui and Kona changed my mind. They’ve given us so much joy and caused a lot of laughter. I can’t imagine coming home from work and not seeing their goofy little faces,” Sara says. What a great way to start a marriage, with constant, cuddly reminders of the wonderful honeymoon!
Photography courtesy of Laurie Schneider Photography. For information on pet portraits visit http://www.lschneider.com/.
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