But it only took one for that to change.
Moshow met a girl in theatre class who had a black cat named Queenie. When Moshow studied at her house, the cat would perch across from him.
"Queenie would just stare at me for hours," he says. "I noticed she would be closer and closer and closer. Then she was sitting on my lap. As soon as that happened, I wanted that every night I studied. That's when cat fever took over."
Moshow would eventually move to Portland, Oregon, with his cat-loving girlfriend. And their family would grow.