Today, along with many others, I am remembering all the kitties who have gone to the Rainbow Bridge, especially those I knew well who went this past year. My cousin Flossie, Yuu-Chan, Molly, Inigo, Annie, Maurice and Sweet Praline. Also those my humans had before me: Smudge, Kimi, Belle and Rusty. Also my auntie M's kitties Kimi-2 and Amy. From Mom's childhood, Davy, China-cat and Preebo.
I will have Mom look later today for other pictures of Smudge and Kimi, but here is a picture of Rusty and Belle getting to know each other. The only one of these kitties I ever knew in the fur was Rusty: he lived here when I came to live here and we were pretty good buddies.
Later: Here is a picture of the Abyssinian Kimi when she was young: my humans got her before they had any children. Then when my human sister was just a baby, Kimi had 3 kittens. Here she is with her newborn kitties. She was over a year old, but she looks like a kitten herself! She lived till she was 15 years old.
And here is one of the kittens with the baby a few weeks later!
And finally, here is a picture of Smudge. he was my humans' first pet together and he lived for 15 years. He lived in the most places with them, 2 apartments and 2 houses, and even had to live with the grandparents for a while (where this picture was taken) when he was "evicted" from their apartment. For most of his time with them, they also had Kimi, but for a couple of years he was their only baby.
I have Angel Squillions in honor of Smudge, Kimi, Belle and Rusty on my right hand side bar, as well as one in honor of my cousin Flossie, so we are always reminded of them.