Three baby kittens, of the Siamese kind, were born thirty years ago. They were Dino, Pebbles and Bam-Bam.
Jewel, Ginny’s friend, had initially given thought of keeping the kittens. With a small home and two, young children she knew finding homes for the kittens would be the better choice. Jewel asked Ginny if she wanted a kitten. Ginny said it might be a tough sell to her Calico girl on having another kitty in the house. She said she knew someone who might be interested.
Ginny asked, I said yes. Six weeks later, over the Columbus Day weekend, I received Dino.
Dino napping on his grandpa’s lap (Oct 1989)
Jewel was having difficulty in finding a home for Pebbles. She asked Ginny if I would be interested in Pebbles. I said I would take her. If Jewel continued to have reservations about the person adopting Bam-Bam, I would take that kitten too. After Jewel met with Bam-Bam’s adopter-in-waiting, her concerns were allayed. I received Pebbles before Halloween.
the niece holding Pebbles (Oct 1989)
Through the years, Jewel would ask Ginny how Dino and Pebbles were doing. She was so glad to know they were doing so well.
Though both have been gone for awhile, Pebbles 15 years and Dino 11 years, they likely know they have been missed. A couple years after Dino passed, Ginny ran into Jewel’s daughter, Sophia. She said she was sad to learn Dino was gone, but was so glad he and Pebbles were loved for so long.
To our Dino and Pebbles, and Bam-Bam, whom we never met, a Happy Birthday on their special day.
mom, dad & girls
Photos: From the Two Cats Two archive, they were taken using a Canon FTb 35mm SLR with Kodak Gold film (ASA 200).