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Black and White Sunday: Remembering Gertrude

When K8 was taking photography in High School and learning how to process pictures in the dark room, she took this wonderful black and white picture of Gertrude. Gerty passed over to the great meadow in the sky in 2007 at the age of 15 (you can see all our past sweethearts on the Angels page). She was the sweetest girl and lived in my office for most of her days. Shy with most people from the day we adopted her out of a garage full of flea bitten kittens (with her outspoken sister Alice), Gerty was patient and quiet and loving. ❤

Have a colorful Black and White Sunday!

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This is part of the Black and White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to Dachshund Nola and Sugar for hosting.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on July 16, 2017 in Cats

 

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Caturday: Reading With Cats

Gertrude's Request

Gertrude’s Request

This was me and Gertrude, maybe 2005. Gerty was a pushy girl when it came to my attention, especially if I was reading the newspaper. She would come out of my office, where she lived 99% of the time, into the dining room, and, at first, ask politely for attention. Then she would get pushier and pushier, until she finally sat on the paper and made it impossible to read.

Today, Noel is the matriarch of the pride. She does not ask politely, She just jumps right on the paper and makes it impossible to read at all. It is all in the Cattitude!

Noel newspaper

 I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on June 25, 2016 in Cats

 

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1.19.13 Caturday: Gertrude’s Request

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Sometimes I really miss Gertrude.  She was a very quiet cat.  She didn’t really interact with many people, or other animals for that matter, but she sure was vocal and bossy with me.  It was rare that she even came out of my office, but, as you can see, it was a Sunday, and I was reading the big paper on the table, so she figured she would get up there and push me around.  She was a very handy cat.  Gerty would always be ‘poking’ and ‘pushing’ me with her paw.  I figure that she was saying, “Mom, MOm, MOM!!!!  Don’t you see me?  I’m here and I want you to pay attention to me.  And only me!  MOM!!!! Are you listening?”

While I was away last week, K8 found this picture when she was cleaning her room and stuck it into the big picture I have of Squash E Bear next to my bed.  It was so sweet to come home and be reminded of a furry love that has passed.  Gertrude is gone 5 years now.  Sometimes I swear I still see her scampering down the hall into my office.  We don’t have any Calicos or long hairs at the moment, so it must be her.  I wonder if she is seating with my Mom in heaven (Mom passed away 12 years ago this week, which is maybe why I am reminiscing).  Past loves are always with me – just sometimes I feel a particular one more one day than another.

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2013 in Cats

 

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