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We love our cats at Tiny Lions Napoleons. They are an integral part of our family, just like all the pets we have. We believe it is important to give love and affection to them, as well as to include them in our day-to-day life. We hope these photos will help you see that cats can be just as active in your family as dogs.

Josie (left) and Bing (right) love to sit on window sills. They need no help from us to get up on the bathroom sill. Not with a little help from a small stool

Our Cats:  Lady Bing (Bing) Queen Josephine (Josie) Clawed Lemieux (Claude) Gabrielle Landesclaw (Ellie) Sydney Clawsby (Sydney) Alexis Ovechkitten (Lexie)

Claude as a kitten. He was a little ham.  Now he is rigidly attentive to his duties as a lady’s man.

Katy lounging on her back. My big fluff ball.

Bing has taken over one of the dogs’ bed. Ellie also likes to commandeer the dog bed.

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Josie chillin’ with Kodiak, my husky/shepherd.  He loves kittens, although Josie is all grown up now.

Josie is shameless in taking over another dog’s bed.

What is it with cats and keyboards?

All our cats are fans of RVing. Josie and Bing had their first road trip the summer of ‘16, touring four states while looking for Forest Fenn’s treasure.

Claude and his favorite toy, a crumpled up Post-It Note. Who knew that buying cat toys would cost so much.

The cats constantly find themselves in places where you have to watch what you do so something doesn’t get rolled over or stepped on.

Josie in a hotel in Taos, NM on our road trip. One of our dogs has claimed the suitcase as her bed.

No matter what I say to the contrary, we all know who Claude loves the most.

This is Claude as a kitten when he’s in his “off” mode. I wonder if it means anything that he’s knocked over the picture of my dog.

Riddler, a stud on loan before Claude was old enough to breed, with Claude, our future stud.

Bing at the fish tank, (above).

Bing, Claude, and Josie on the cat condo, (left).

Claude and Kodiak in the RV, (below).

Claude romancing Bing, (left).

Josie with her two kittens, (below). She is definitely a proud momma.

Gidget and Kubi, our first kittens, (below). Both were Minuet Talls, one a female and one a male, one a long hair and the other a short hair.

Josie had a tendency of moving her kittens onto the bed. Below, she tucked Gidget into bed.  This picture was not staged.

Above, Bing’s first successful litter. From left to right, Milo (long-hair short), Jasper (short-hair short), and Mizzy (short-hair tall)

Above, Ru meeting Bing’s kittens.

Claude hopped up on turkey baby food at the Nashville cat show.

Bing waiting at the pantry door, where the treats are kept. She is not stupid.

Josie and Claude traveling home from a show.

Josie relaxing on the hearth.

A Tiny Lion growls.

Claude snacks at a hotel during a show weekend. Nope, he was stopped in time before he got any.

Bing enjoys the best seat in the house during her RV trip to Cheyenne, WY for a cat show.

Above, Ceviche on the family Wyoming road trip in the summer of 2017.  He went home with Ryan, my oldest son, as a wedding gift.

To the left, Leo on the same trip with my daughter’s son, Maison. Both kittens loved traveling in the RV and staying in hotels at night. They are proof that cats don’t necessarily want to stay home when their family goes on vacation.

Ellie’s first road trip ever (right), when she was only three months old.  She mastered the dash of the RV easily. Ellie came to us very skinny and we did a lot of work to get her in shape.

(Left) Ellie and Claude coming home from Ellie’s first show ever, in Temple, TX.

(Right) Ellie and Katy playing in the kitten pouch I made for them. Katy is clearly not happy with sharing the pouch that Ellie wants for herself.

(Left) Katy relaxing next to Kodiak, on our bed.  Katy is our little kitten with a big heart. Take a moment to visit her page and read her story here. You can follow Katy on her Facebook page at

(Right), Alexis Ovechkitten (Lexie) is our latest addition. She poses for pictures to send to my mother-in-law, who loves seeing pictures of our cats.

More pictures to come as we grow our cattery.

(Right) Lexie all grown up, lounging by the heart on the main level.

(Below) Sydney hanging out on a rocking horse in the bay window.

(Right) Sydney hanging over the bridge overlooking the living room. We always get goose bumps when one of the cats do this.