A to Z April Challenge: C is for Cats



Over the course of my life, there have been many cats that won my heart, starting with Calico. No matter where David and I have lived, our house had been adopted as the Kitty Kool-aid house. They flock to us and they find food and shelter. This post will list some of the kitties that have we have loved along the way, though there are many, many more who have left their paw prints on our hearts.


Jadis was a very special kitty. She was always the first one to greet me as I got ready to take the kids to school and the one to greet me when I came back home. If I was outside, she was right there with me keeping me company. The morning that I found her dead in the road was one of the hardest mornings of my life in regards to our pets. That first morning afterwards, when she was no longer there to greet me, I felt so incredibly lost and alone. Here is my Jadis:



Wes was another very special little kitty. He was such a regal little thing and very friendly. He liked to sit in the nook of the tree, overseeing his kingdom. He was one of several kitties that just disappeared without a trace. Here is my Wes:



Then there’s Leica, whom David called “Alagonquin”. He was David’s special kitty, his buddy. He was to David like Jadis was to me, always there and ready for a twirl around the legs and a nuzzle on the neck. We found him one morning lying like he had fallen from our roof or the tree branch. There were no marks to indicate foul play or anything like that. This really broke David’s heart. He loved his furry little friend, as did the rest of us. Here is Leica/Alagonquin:


Have there been any special animals in your life? Tell me about them in the comment section. I would love to hear about them!


About Suzanne Gunter McClendon

I am a South Carolina native now living on the Texas Gulf Coast. I have been married to David for just over 33 years. We have 4 surviving adult children and two children-in-law. At this point in our lives, we are adjusting to an refilling nest. I enjoy reading, writing, photography, digital art, fiber arts, and much, much more.
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2 Responses to A to Z April Challenge: C is for Cats

  1. Heyjude says:

    Cats do tend to get into your heart! I was never a cat person when growing up, my love was a Boxer dog called Penny and she was my soul mate from 8 to 19 when she died. Cats came later and there have been a few – some fostered, some adopted and others part of the family. Haven’t any pets now, but I’m hoping there will be a few more in the near future.
    Jude xx


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