Sunday, July 08, 2007


As promised, La Gringa, a photo of the new kitten...


Blogger Tia Nevitt said...

She looks a lot like my kitty! Of course, my kitty is almost 20 years old . . .

5:47 PM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

Almost 20 years old? That's wonderful. We need some of that longevity in our cats. In the last year we lost two - a brother and sister - both before their second birthday. When I say “lost” I mean that one got taken by a coyote or fox and the other died one afternoon from a strange and sudden illness. Our kids have been devastated both times. Man, they love their cats!

Melio here joins our other cat, Dolphin. Here's hoping they have many years ahead of them.

5:57 PM  
Blogger ogheneruona said...

wow that is interesting you say coyote or fox? in California wow that must have been quite a sight. I have seen one fox in my life and that was in London. lol needless to say losing pets is really tough After i moved my first cat hated being indoors came and went as she pleased then just vanished. Now with Lady Marmalade I do not let her out.

1:56 AM  
Blogger Tracy said...

Cats have a longer life expectancy if they are kept indoors. I've had cats all my life and it was hard losing them when I was a child. Once I had a home of my own, my cats became indoor and lived much longer.

9:11 AM  
Blogger Constance said...

Sure, cats appear all sweet and innocent, but then they start demanding stuff like food and pet rats to watch, and then their very own dogs to supervise.

Anubis was a pound kitty. He literally reached out and grabbed me when I walked by."Take me home!" Now he's a spoiled house kitty.

10:36 AM  
Anonymous Carl Marsh said...

The kitten just looks like my little 2 year old Maisy and in total I have 3 cats. I have the benefit of living away from busy roads, so I don't worry about them being run over, and Vince, my adult cat takes care of the 2 girl cats due to him being the size of a cow!!! So no foxes dare come near any of them!!! I agree with those that say keep the indoors, they live longer, which Molly does, although the other 2 have to go out now and again, albeit with me "constantly" being the door opener/closer/opener/closer, cat runs to the door, then runs away, etc...

11:09 AM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

Actually, the cat that met with a grizzly fate did so in Massachusetts, where we lived at the time. He was a semi-outdoor cat and had a great, short, life in the woods around our house.

And the second cat died in Colorado, where I taught last year. She was totally an indoor cat at that point. Her death was quite mysterious at the time, but a vet friend (and bestselling author - guess who?) thought that she likely had a pre-existing condition that was just ticking away.

Anyway, our two cats are now indoor-types. We're in Fresno now, so it's definitely city hazards they'd be facing. I'm all for nurturing the longevity.

1:07 PM  

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