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Luigi and Buttons III

Share Your Story: Life with a Red Cat

By Jim & Viv Kleinhans

Luigi and Buttons III

Luigi in the sink

Luigi and Buttons III

Buttons III - A soft place to sleep

Cat's Name & Age:

Luigi - 1 year

Buttons III - 4 years

Best Characteristics of Red Cats

Playful - Love to be brushed and stroked.

Most Challenging Characteristics of the Red Cat

Always underfoot. Like to occupy a chair as soon as you get up.

When, Where and How I Got My Red Cat

Buttons III is a third generation red cat. When we moved Buttons I rode 1800 miles from Chicago to Las Vegas (along with five other kitties and Smokey the dog) in a Ford Explorer. Buttons I fathered Buttons II and Buttons II fathered Buttons III.

Luigi was a four month old "gift" from our neighbors who moved and couldn't take him with them

I'd Describe My Cat As…

Buttons III - One of the family (as they all are). Very laid back except when the refrigerator or cupboard opens. The first one to jump up on the bed at night and claim his usual spot on Jim's pillow. Very loving.

Luigi - Mr. Mischief - Always active, loves to chase and be chased by Vito, the newest family member, a 7 month old gray tabby.

All six boys have been neutered and are very healthy, and all are indoor cats (except when Midnight slips out the door, runs 10 feet and flops down to roll around in the grass.).


  • Love them, baby them, treat them with respect, nurture (and neuter) them, keep them well fed, watered and healthy with bi-yearly check ups at the Vets.

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