Sarah the Tuxedo Cat
Almost every year that we lived in Templeton the tenants who have shared our property have had at least one cat. Some we adopted when they left. Some we fostered until tenants who had vacated had a place for their cats. Some, unfortunately, crossed the Rainbow Bridge.Of all the neighbor cats I will be missing this year, Sarah has become my favorite. She is pictured here. Read more about Sarah and see several photos of her with her sidekick, Garfield in my post Our Home-Grown Extortion Cats on Persona Paper. You can register to write at Persona Paper yourself, but you don't have to register to read posts there.
Sarah was a good hunter. Unfortunately, she enjoyed catching lizards that liked to hang around our porch in Templeton. One day I had my video camera with me while she was after a lizard. You might enjoy watching Sarah and the lizard in action. This time Sarah thought she had her prize, but it kept escaping. She lets us know what she thinks about that. And do watch the lizard's tail after it's detached.
Trouble, the White Cat, Lived Up to Her Name
Trouble was a white cat and small for her age. Her voice and personality made me think she was part Siamese. She always wanted to come into the house, and the only way to get her out was to shut the door to the outside. Then she would run to the door to get out. While we were waiting for her to get old enough to spay, she got pregnant.
One lasted only a couple of days. It was puny from the beginning. The ones who remained were Piggy, another black one whose name I don't remember, Richie, and Smudgie. This photo shows Smudgie (the white one) and Richie climbing a tree. You can click any photo to enlarge it.
Pumpkin, the Tabby Cat, Was the Easiest to Get Along With
After having Pumpkin as my feline friend for several years, I really miss not having her around. She visited me often. I used to leave this old chair beside my sliding glass door to put things I was carrying down on while opening the door. The cats decided it was theirs.
Pumpkin was affectionate, a great hunter who kept the mice and gophers under control, and a good lap cat. Here are some of the other photos I took of her over the years.
|Pumpkin Enjoying the Mallow Plants, © B.
|Pumpkin Looking Up at Me, © B.
|Pumpkin Stretching, © B.
|Pumpkin Eating Gopher, © B.
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