Aisa & Nona - These sisters were rescued when they were 7 weeks old.
While earning my psychology degree, one of my professors was an animal behaviorist who had earned his doctorate studying how cats and dogs socialize with humans. He gave me the knowledge to "tame" any cat or dog. And he taught me how "imprint" puppies and kittens - thus replacing their mother and becoming their parent.
I've only ever imprinted one other cat - our bond was so close it really broke my heart when she passed away. I wasn't really sure I'd ever want to do it again.
But then came Nona & Aisa - who are named for the Roman versions of the Greek Goddesses known as "The Fates". Nona - (Clotho in Greek) is the life giver - the sister who spins thread of life - Nona is Roman for "Ninth" and she was often called upon (prayed to) in the ninth month of pregnancy. She is my beautiful blue-eyed Siamese. Dainty, gentle, soft spoken and delicate, she's my little love.
Aisa (Atropos in Greek) is my little mackerel tabby - my wild-cat - a predator and hunter - she's the Fate the cut the mortal cord and brings death.
I imprinted them both and as a result I can handle them any way I like. They trust me utterly. They love and crave my attention. As they've aged, Nona has become more independent... but she still loves any private time with me she can get. Aisa has become very pushy and demanding. She sleeps on my pillow or on my neck each night.
She'll jump on my shoulders - my profile pick is a photo of me sitting at my desk trying to work with her on my shoulders meowing for attention.
They are two sweet, beautiful, wonderful cats who sincerely have no idea they're cats. They think they are little people.