Happy Birthday Susie and Pinky!

They have grown up much too quickly. They are still very much the babies of our family.

Miss Pinky

Miss Susie

Today, they are seven. To celebrate their day on Easter Sunday makes it extra special. Ever so perfect in their loving.

Happy Birthday Susie and Pinky!



Happy Gotcha Day: Susie and Pinky

They came as kittens.

baby Pinky

baby Susie

They grew into beautiful girls. One, a love bug. The other, a bit sassy.

love bug Susie

sassy Pinky

The six years have gone by much too quickly. We are glad they are part of our family. Many thanks to Colorado 9Lives for keeping them safe.


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!


Five: The Gotcha Day

Time flies“, so goes the saying.

It is very true in our case as today marks five years when Miss Susie Q and Miss Pinky came to live with us, in their forever home. The first to greet the pair of littermates was Miss Egypt.

They stayed in the master bedroom, mostly under the bed, for three days and two nights. With everyone tucked in bed on the third night, Susie and Pinky were given run of the house. On that night, they ventured out to check things. It must not have been too bad after seeing the toy basket, toys under the futon couch, and Egypt’s Fire Chief helmet.

After four days, they were fully integrated. The hissing was largely over, and the acceptance process in full gear.



window watch: Pinky and Susie sizing up the neighborhood

kitchen dining: Midnight heads out after eating her dinner while the others finish

They’ve been absolute fun since they came. The daily wrestling between Egypt and Pinky. The chasing, the running, the late night playing with toys. They were truly home.

It goes without saying, we thank Colorado 9Lives for keeping them safe until they came home.

Happy Gotcha Day Susie & Pinky!

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!




Happy Gotcha Day!

We are celebrating the Gotcha Day for Miss Susie and Miss Pinky.

We adopted them from Colorado 9 Lives Rescue on this day in 2011. Though we were only looking at adopting Miss Susie, we thought if there was a littermate, or another kitten, at her foster home she was close with, we would adopt her playmate also. She was very close with her littermate, Miss Pinky. They played hard together as kittens. It only seemed fitting they came together. Miss Susie and Miss Pinky would have each other to play with and be the best of friends.

Being family members, we have many, many photos of them.

Then, as baby kittens –

Miss Pinky


Miss Susie


a rare two-shot of the sisters


Now, as grown-up girls –

Miss Susie


Miss Pinky


Though they are the babies of our home, both have grown nicely. They run and play well with Miss Egypt and the Musketeers. They are lots of fun also.

We would like to thank everyone at 9Lives for keeping and watching them until we could bring them home.


Happy Gotcha Day, Pinky and Susie!

Easy Like Sunday

The keyword of past several days has been: catnapping.

The past week has seen lots of rain. In points to our north, and west into the mountains, snow was added to the weather mix from late yesterday afternoon. Obviously, it’s the ideal time to catch additional sleep.

Plus, it’s perfect Mother’s Day gift. The gift of cute, sleeping kitties.