|Pepper was my first helper until she got too big.|
|Brothers Grey & Trouble|
Both brothers traveled with us to Izmir, Turkey where Trouble fell five floors onto a sidewalk. He survived the fall with no major injuries except for a broken K-9 tooth, but he was very stiff for about a month.
|Trouble loved to lounge around|
|and he preferred quilted pillows. (RIP 91-04)|
|Grey preferred the back of Dan's chair.|
|Once in a while he would test a quilt out for me. |
This one got the "Cat's Approval". (RIP 91-10)
Today, we have the following four cats: Squirrel, Mad Max, Dusty, and Hitch.
Squirrel ran away from his owner and adopted us while we were living in Texas. After talking to his owner, we found out she did not want him. We also discovered her son was not very nice to him which explained why he did not like men too much. After being with us for over 10 years, he has decided that Dan is okay. From the very beginning, Squirrel has appointed himself my quilt supervisor. He watches me sew, checks the stitches, and he lets me know if I quilt for too long by nudging my shoulder with his head.
|Take a break! Time to hold the kitty!|
|Always putting in his 2 cents.|
|Say I think I know that cat!|
|Mad Max is a mixed Manx (short tail)|
|I found the mouse!|
|Max likes being under the quilt.|
|Today, Max prefers sunning himself.|
|Once Dusty was small enough to fit on a window sill.|
Now he doesn't fit in our laps!
|Dusty did not like the grass so he would hop around|
like a rabbit to a safe place.
|Dusty helps with the selection of fabrics.|
|Oh yea, this feels very good!|
While staying near Rapid City at Hart's Ranch, we noticed a small gray kitten walking back and forth. He ended up under our rig one day and I made the mistake of talking to him. Dan made a bigger mistake by giving him food. He spent the night on our doorstep. The next day, he ran into our motorhome and would not stay outside. We tried very hard to find his owner. Then we tried to give him to our neighbor. No luck. We took him to the Vet and she said he was around 6 months old and neutered but had no micro chip. We were up to 5 cats now! We knew Grey did not have much longer. It was just a question of when. Dan name this one Hitch - short for Hitchhiker. Grey passed away the following spring. He was over 18 years old.
|Hitch prefers walking to quilting.|
|Stop taking my picture. I want to climb that tree!|
Maybe I am a Crazy Cat Lady, but I am a happy Crazy Cat Lady. My furry helpers are delightful company and they remind me once in a while that there are other interesting things to do besides quilting. Like pet me, feed me....Oh! Oh! Time for a walk!