Caturday: Cats of Christmas Past – Gertrude

16 Dec

Gertrude, Christmas 2004

This is my favorite picture of my wonderful calico, Gertrude. When K8 was in High School she took a photography class and developed this picture the ‘old’ way, in a dark room. I love the grain and texture.

Gertrude was a scaredy cat. In 1992 I rescued her and her sister, Alice, from a garage that was filled with 100 flea infested kittens. She was shy and quiet and unassuming her whole life (17 years). She lived in my office most of the time and would share her window with Muffin when he would come visit. She and Zachary really liked each other too. Her goal in life was simple, she just wanted to sit on my lap.

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on December 16, 2017 in Cats


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8 responses to “Caturday: Cats of Christmas Past – Gertrude

  1. speedyrabbit

    December 16, 2017 at 00:45

    Awww what a sweetie,xx Speedy

    • dogdaz

      December 16, 2017 at 05:19

      She was an excellent sweetheart

  2. franhunne4u

    December 16, 2017 at 05:52

    She was beautiful. And shy ? She sat in your lap – that is not shy! My cat still doesn’t endure being picked up or comes for a cuddle on my lap.

    • dogdaz

      December 16, 2017 at 06:53

      It took many years to get to the lap. 🙂

  3. The Island Cats

    December 16, 2017 at 19:08

    What a pretty girl!

    • dogdaz

      December 16, 2017 at 22:01

      Thanks. She was.

  4. 15andmeowing

    December 16, 2017 at 23:48

    Gertrude was a beautiful kitty.

    • dogdaz

      December 17, 2017 at 05:01

      Thanks. She had ‘the’ look.


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