Peanut butter rocks! How long has this last cat been with you now? By all things I've heard incorporating goggies and kittehs can be a challenge. It sounds like largely you've done quite well and had some good luck with receptive animals. This last one is a work in progress but clearly a labor of love.
Not so much boys anymore. Getting them to that stage is no small feat...congrats! That's a good looking pack with dogs sandwiched in age between older and younger cats. How was it bringing them together? I'll bet there are plenty of stories there. Did the dogs come after all the cats? I'm guessing they didn't all join you as puppies or kittens. My older sister had a cockapoo years ago and he was a little cutie. I'll be dog sitting my sister's cocker this summer while she goes on an Alaskan Cruise. Her friend's Corgi will be staying here as well. I'll be curious to see if it's more like boot camp or summer camp. I know I'll be spamming the site endlessly with pictures during that time.
I smiled when I read your comment about preferring cats over dogs and specifically because of their low maintenance nature. I've always been a dog person and you would think after getting a dog as wonderful as Becky that feeling would only increase. Without actually having a cat I've come to appreciate them more since Becky moved in. It's been seven years now and in that time we've missed about nine dawn walks...rain or shine doesn't matter. We walk to start our day. On those days that I decide I want to go to Point Lobos to take photos and Becky can't come along, we walk at five am so we can get back, have breakfast and then I can drive ninety minutes and get there for the dawn light. You don't have to do things like that with a cat. Clean the box, a little extra kibble and you can leave for a couple days and be fine. I do love dogs for their enthusiasm though. They get excited over everything. What kind of dogs do you have and what are their ages? And what about the kittehs? How old are your boys?