Sochi and Xyla!

Nicole Voris

Have you met Sochi and Xyla?  If you are following Oliver or me on Instagram I'm sure you've seen how much we love our cats.  They've moved across the country with us, traveled with us, and been by our sides on good days and bad.  

We adopted Xyla from Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation in 2009.  She's a long hair orange tabby with the longest whiskers and fluffiest tale.  She's ridden on Bart, in cars, and on airplanes.  She's lived in 5 different states and been on countless road trips.  She's a trooper.  She loves to go outside, so we take her on kitty walks on a leash a few times a week.

Sochi's official name is Pumpernickel.  We adopted him from Austin Pet's Alive in 2013.  He had some health issues when we first got him (which cleared up with treatment).  We had to give him medicine a few times a day and had to go to the vet once a week.  He was such a trooper and would "make bread" whenever we had to give him the medicine. We felt the bread name the shelter gave him was appropriate.  A few months later though, the winter Olympics started. One night Oliver accidentally called him Sochi.  Since he's a Russian Blue we felt it was appropriate! It's been his unofficial name ever since.  Sochi love to hide and jump out and scare you.  He also loves playing in the sheets!

Despite their 4 year age difference, Xyla and Sochi are best friends.  They love to snuggle all day and play all night.  To Keep Up With the Kitties,  Follow Oliver and I on Instagram! @nicolevoris @oliverendahl