I wanted to thank everyone for their condolences and words of support with the passing of our sweet ladycat Raven.
Brian’s Dad arranged for Ann of Zoolatry to create this beautiful memorial graphic of Raven. The Fall colors are the perfect complement to her rust-tinged furs and yellow eyes. Thank you Terry and Ann for doing this for us.
After Sammi died, we wanted to add another cat or two to our family, but Raven’s personality wasn’t conducive to that. Without her dominant big sister, Raven blossomed into a confident, outgoing kitty who enjoyed being the center of attention and “top kitty” in our quiet home. Her Dad and I cherished her sweet nature and we decided she would live out her life as an indulged only kitty. She had 9 years as our only cat, 12 years with us, and lived 16 years total. All in all, a wonderful life!
With Raven gone, we have a house full of cat-friendly furniture and gaping holes in our decor where we’ve picked up numerous beds & scratchers.
A lot of thought goes into deciding when to get new cats or kittens. Adult cats are easier to find a more predictable personality, but we’re not getting any younger and this is our last chance to get kittens before our creaky joints make it difficult to retrieve the toys from beneath the furniture! Coronavirus has made the entire adoption process more complicated since the shelters have moved their cats into foster care and you can’t hang out with a variety of animals to find a good match.
All those musings were put to rest a few days ago. Our neighbor fosters kittens and has some that are ready for adoption. We spent about an hour with them and talked with her about their personalities. We need to complete paperwork with the rescue agency, but we hope to have two kittens this coming weekend!
We hope you’ll all stay tuned for kitten antics!