Molly and Peep
Molly is our black furry cat and is actually a male despite the name. We thought he was a girl at first but by the time we found out differently, the name had stuck. We adopted him and his sibling Piper from a friend who had taken them in but couldn't keep them along with her own two cats. This was just after we moved into our condo.
So we had these two frisky kittens in our new home as our third and fourth cats and they loved having such space for their playground. Molly soon became our morning wake-up cat -- the cat who climbs into the bed the first thing in the morning for strokes, petting and general attention. His fur is soft, thick and luxurious, and it didn't take much to get him purring!
When we adoped our fifth cat, there was some antagonism from Molly. He behaved like the displaced middle brother who was no longer the center of attention, chasing and swatting at our newest adoptee. We ascribed it to an almost-human jealousy and hoped it would pass.
But it didn't, and we had to maintain peace in the house, so we installed a pet gate. He squeezed through the bars, so we blocked the gaps. He jumped over it instead, so we put in a taller gate. After he learned to scaled that one (which took all of ten minutes), we finally had to gate the entire doorway to keep those two cats apart. It was an amazing show of determination as Molly overcame each challenge!
I miss the morning visits from Molly and I often think that his jealousy proves that cats feel human emotions like love just as strongly as we do.