Dino: Rainbow Bridge Day

It is the ninth anniversary of his Rainbow Bridge Day. We remember Dino with great fondness and love. He was the best of cats – friendly, happy, close confidante, and loyal littermate. Dino loved all things fresh, from cut-flowers to laundered clothes to Kona coffee to babies.

Dino: on kitten watch in early spring  (March 1990)

the fan: favorite objet d’arte

napping with his objet d’arte

catnip scratcher box: “all mine”

Pebbles and Dino: waiting on dinner

Dino at one (Sep 1990)

We were most privileged to have our Siamese boy for nearly 19 years. Every day was a good one with him. We miss you much.

Love you always,

mom and dad
xoxo

Photos are from the Two Cats Two archives. They were taken using a Canon FTb 35 mm SLR using Kodak Gold (ASA 200) film.

Happy Birthday Susie and Pinky!

It seems not long ago Miss Susie and Miss Pinky, and their littermates were born. They began their lives in rather humble and difficult surroundings. Through kindness, and a little good fortune, they made their way into feline rescue. “The rest,” it is said, “is history.”

Becoming six, Susie and Pinky, are lots of fun. They are loving and loyal.

favorite chair and perch: Miss Pinky

baby quilt time: Miss Susie

the sunny side: Miss Susie

watching for cats: Miss Pinky

suncatching: Miss Pinky

suncatching: Miss Susie

 

Happy Birthday Susie and Pinky!

xoxo

A Rainbow Bridge Day

She had a strong personality. Step into our home, one knew Pebbles was the one in charge. A trait not unusual for kitties of the Siamese persuasion.

Yet, Pebbles had her sweet, affectionate side. She slept under the covers with her one, her little feets pressed on the back. A soft meow in the ear when it was time to wake up.

When October 10, 2005 came, we awoke early as per our custom. Breakfast, Pebbles ate that well, and part of Dino’s leftovers. Afterwards, a brief nap then she watched the light snow fall outside. With her bright blues and her purr machine on high, Pebbles signaled she was ready to say goodbye for the time being.

We miss our Siamese girl very much. Pebbles was the best of friends, and was a very loving member of our family and confidant.

Love you always,

mom and dad
xoxo

A Rainbow Bridge Day

He loved the scent of fresh-cut flowers. The one scent Dino enjoyed the most was gardenia. When that plant bloomed, it was like he consumed all of its scent.

In summer, Dino enjoyed the greenhouse very much. The plants, the scents, were very intoxicating.

When July 18, 2008 came, we awoke very early as usual. Though his appetite had slipped away, his eyes were bright, clear and alert. It was his approval to say it was okay to say goodbye for now.

We miss our Siamese boy very much. Not only was he the best of friends, Dino was a very loving member of our family and confidant.

Love you always,

mom and dad
xoxo

Happy Birthday Susie and Pinky!

A few days late, but their day was not forgotten. They are five years old.

Miss Pinky

 

Miss Susie

 

Rather than sit for a nice portrait, they went about their regular activity of bird watching. It makes for a much better time when the weather is agreeable versus a springtime blizzard. And, better than sitting for the camera.

 

Happy Birthday Susie and Pinky!

xoxo

 

 

Happy Birthday Susie and Pinky!

It is birthday time again! Our Siamese girls have grown quickly. They are now four years old.

Miss Pinky

 

Miss Susie

 

upon hearing something, the girls halt the play

 

Lots of fun, they are still the kittens in our family.

 

Happy Birthday Susie and Pinky!

 

xoxo

Remembering

We remember our beautiful girl, Pebbles, who passed away nine years ago today.

relaxing under the “tree”, June 1993

 

From the moment she arrived, as an eight-week old kitten in October 1989, Pebbles was a devoted girl. Her devotion was unbounded. When it came to bedtime, Pebbles had to sleep on the pillow next to me. Andrea understood the sleeping arrangement when I married her. It was one of those things. After a while, Pebbles consented to let Andrea to sleep closer. She had a new task – kittens to watch over. The kittens, of course, were Deborah and Elizabeth. She was a dutiful assistant to Andrea.

with her leopard print, leather handbag, September 1993

 

When it was time, Pebbles was very understanding. Her eyes were bright; they were warm. Most strikingly, her force of personality remained to the end.

Occasionally, we’ve had glimpses of her out of the corner of the eye. Those glimpses, however, have become fewer the past couple of years. Yet, her familiar lean in bed can be felt.

Though we miss Pebbles terribly, we miss the days and nights we had with her. Her purrs. Her wet nose, in the ear, at wake-up time. We were privileged and blest to have Pebbles as part of our family for over 16 years.

 

Love you always,

mom and dad
xoxo

 

Photos from the archives of Two Cats Two, our former personal cat website.