There is nothing purer than joy of people sharing love with their adoring feline friends. In our previous post, you met David William, a photographer from New York who photographs crazy men with their feline cuties. So, this time we would like to introduce to you the best pictures of ladies with their cats to show how the crazy cat lady stereotype is.
Meet BriAnne Wills, a fashion and beauty photographer based in Brooklyn. She is known as @girlsandtheircats on Instagram. She started page “Girls and Their Cats” in 2015 as a way to break stereotype of crazy cat lady and showcase cat-owning women in a positive light.
Until now, she has photographed more than 300 cat ladies and their rescued or adopted cats in cities across the U.S. She also has a book going to be published in August 2019. So, if you want to see more her photos and stories, you can read in full in the book and don’t forget to follow her on Instagram.
Aisha Awadallah, Alex, Xena, and Tigger
“My three cats are all reflections of me and represent the full spectrum of my personality and phases of my life,” BriAnne Wills said.
Hannah Shaw, Coco and Eloise
“Coco was my inspiration for getting involved in kitten rescue and shifting all of my advocacy efforts to focus on neonatal kittens and Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). Raising her taught me how great a need there is for educational resources about kitten care.”
“Eloise is a shy girl. She’s not keen on new people or new experiences, which makes our bond even more special.”
Sara Anderson and Loki
“Loki is incredibly affectionate, cuddly, and chatty. He loves napping on our bellies, eating chicken and scrambled eggs, and receiving hearty head scratches.”
Monica Choy, Linus and Zorro
“Linus, who’s named after the Zen Peanuts character, has a lot of poise, and I often think of him as a cat model. He’s always posing with his paws and tail positioned just so.”
“Zorro is more standoffish with strangers, but he is loyal and tender to those he’s chosen as his people.”
Jamilah King and Smarty
“Smarty is the most communicative little being I’ve ever known, and while it’s not great that he purrs in my face at five in the morning, I try to look at it as him just being very open about his needs. And I can learn from that!”
Alexandra Lyles-King, Lois and Maxine
“Every morning, I wake up wearing a cat bikini: one snoozing across my chest, one on my hips. They are the best.”
Lauren Leavell and Doo Doo
“Doo Doo has that keen emotional sensor most cats have. I don’t think I have ever had to be sick or sad by myself since we met.”
Éva Goicochea, Bea and Winnie
“Bea and Winnie are very yin and yang. Bea is shy and quiet with a grumpy streak, while Winnie is absolutely a ham, always happy and up for playing. Together, they are balanced, and we imagine Winnie encouraging Bea not to take life so seriously.”
JiaJia Fei and Coco
“In many ways, she’s also grown to fit the stereotype of pets who resemble their owners. Her black-and-white look pairs perfectly with my deliberately monochromatic wardrobe and bedroom, where she spends about 90 percent of her time.”
Bethany Watson, Loki, and Minerva
“They’re both the sweetest kittens you could ever hope to meet. I’m so grateful we all found each other.”
Sam Ushiro and Sabbath
“I never considered having a cat before I met her, and honestly, I still wouldn’t, because the only cat for me is Sabbath.”
“My favorite thing to tell people is how she has her own special chair in the living room where she sits and watches everything, like a queen on her throne, keeping the court in order. ”
Anka Lavriv and Petey on the cover of ‘Girls and Their Cats’
“Petey is the light of my life. He is bossy, cranky, sassy, and courageous and takes no s**t from anyone.”