In honor of and much thanks to Andrea for helping me through my Journal woes tonight, I am posting not ONE but TWO entries about the other members of my family. Because I know how she loves kitties, and that she probably doesn't even know that I too love them dearly, I am going to introduce you to my two girls, Puzzle (nickname-kitty mama) featured above & Patches (nickname-baby girl) is pictured below.
It was a chilly, October evening 2 yrs and 3 months ago, when we met Puzzle. We had just gotten Stephen in his bed, and we went out to the porch to build a fire in the outdoor fireplace that I had just gotten for Paul so we could sit out there in the cold, and stay warm by the fire. (we don't have an indoor FP) and for some reason, we just had to have one. I remember that I felt something furry rub against my legs and scared the holy manure out of me. We live in the country and it could've been anything, I've seen possums on our porch before. So, I hear this, scared MEOW, and I looked down and saw the saddest looking kitten I'd ever seen. The only light I had was the fireplace, so when I saw her face, I said, "Oh, Paul-look it's been burned and has a scar on it's face! and it's so boney!" I immediately ran in the house and got her some tuna, and she's been a member of our family ever since. My first cat since I was 5 yrs old! Who knew I liked cats? Looking at her face, you can see how we came up with the name, Puzzle. As it turned out, it was not a scar, just a very interesting mark across her face that looks like a puzzle piece. So fitting for her too, for she filled in a part of our lives that was missing. Especially, mine. The following June, she had 3 kittens, we found homes for 2 and kept the runt. The one that everyone calls "ugly." We named her Patches. She's always been babied and is so friendly with everyone. Mama only trusts us. I guess she does have scars. Our neighbors call us the people w/the ugly cats. I beg to differ! Beauty's in the eye of the beholder. (my personal childhood trauma about cats, told below) Also, Patches has her own album.