I'm Trishia Davis (she/her) and I'm the OG cat lady. Everyone who enters my home knows who is in charge - it's the kitties! I began dressing cats in clothing in 1977, encouraged by my Mother who has always loved cats. I've done stints with guinea pigs, hamsters, and mice, but cats have always been my one true love.
Growing up in the Central Valley of California, I always knew I'd be a veterinarian. I studied the AKC book, I memorized The Well Cat Book. I knew every breed, their standards, and their temperaments. I bottle fed the kittens found in woodpiles, and orchards, and under the hoods of cars. Kittens came to me, all of the best ones. I carried my best friend Ziggy with me when I left for Sonoma County. I didn't become a veterinarian but that didn't stop me from having a life filled with animals.
Fritz came to me not long after Ziggy left. Fritz was a street cat escaping an abusive situation. He was a talkative lynx pointed cat who loved kittens. Fritz helped me raise countless litters of strays. He taught Humphrey who had been my grandmother's cat. They taught Sparrow. Sparrow taught Flirt. Fritz's legacy is strong and beautiful. It warms the hearts of all who know it, and has saved the lives of hundreds of kittens.
I fell in love with cat shows as a young child. I loved the pageantry of the benching areas, the fancy frills with which the cad ladies dressed their cages, the array of cats of every flavor. I was in my early 20's when I saw my first Ragdoll. It wasn't until I made a career change in my 40's that I decided to take the plunge. And the rest, as they say, is history.
I am a lot of things, have been so many things, but always, I am a cat lady... and proud of it!