September 2012

I bought Anouk and her brother, Roux home on July 6 when they were 13 weeks old. Within days I'd fallen in love with them and couldn't imagine being without them. They settled in so well and had been well socialised. Within days they followed me about and would sleep upstairs at night, both purring away contentedly. Despite the occasional little challenge of a misplaced wee or furniture scratching I never once regretted my decision to get them. It was an absolute joy to watch them explore their new home, play and grow. Many friends visiting my home quickly became besotted with them and could see how quickly these two delightful characters had come to mean so much to me.

Sunny was a determined little guy who leaped around the house, scaled the 7-foot patio fence and slept on the mantle. We think he was part Siamese. That breed in particular likes high places, and we were always discovering him atop the fridge or hall cabinet. It seemed he could fly. He was so beautiful with his pure white and orange fur. He had a brightness to him and seemed to radiate from within, not unlike the sunshine we named him after. His eyes were blue-green. It was love at first sight when we saw him at Petco in San Francisco. He was placed there by a rescue group and was 10 months old when we adopted him in April. All our cats are rescues and we feel strongly about giving these animals a loving home. So although we already have 4 cats, we realized we had room in our hearts for yet one more. He purred in my arms when we brought him home, as if to say "thank you for getting me out of that cage". He was so mellow with our other kitties, and we thought we'd have our little friend with us for a very long time.

In loving memory of our beloved friend Ding Ding, who died of F.I.P. on Sept 1, 2012, age 3. He was the most clever, playful, bright, and talkative feline companion we have known. We did everything we could for him, but in the end the...


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