How a feline family became an integral part of our travelogue
Hi, I love this story about the cats. Growing up in Aliso Canyon we had a lot of stray cats show up...people dropped them off out in the country...but they can't fend for themselves. We, us kids, would bring them home and take care of them. One we named Hank was a great hunter and as with sprinter he finally warmed up to us. He never was an indoor cat, but he lived a very long life. Chester was a female Manx that was wild. I was the only one that could get near her and it was mostly while up at the barn in the alfalfa stacks. She had kittens, and like you and Leslie, we held them often and found homes for them. Chester ( I named her) disappeared, I'm sure a dinner for one of the many coyotes who lived there too. I remember going over to the Leavens' house and playing with their many cats and dogs. Nice to know you guys are carrying on the role of cat parents. Our dog goes with us when we take out our 25' class C motorhome. She LOVES going on every adventure. She loves to swim in the lakes and rivers...who would have thought a 1/2 Aussie, 1/2 German Shepherd would love the water so much, but she loves fetching a floating toy. Well, keep sending your RV adventures and any other stories about Boo, Jinx and Sprinter.
As always I enjoyed your post!
John: I usually despise the often-sappy "ode to my pet" writings. But this was so entertaining. Thank you. I am sharing with my daughter - a definite cat person.
Ohh, I missed this entry earlier. I love it! The tabbies and Boo are just gorgeous. We, too, have been adopted by a formerly, now "quasi", feral calico cat. She sleeps snuggled up to Bob on our bed most nights, but won't let us near her when she's outside, which is rarely now. She lived outside in our neighborhood for more than 6 years, so she's very street/Ventura hill smart, but she seems to be happy to have taken over where our dear, late 19-year old Maine coon left off - sleeping 20+ hours a day on all the best surfaces. :-)