We rescued Katz from a shelter on Lew's birthday in 2000. She was a present from Adam and Trista for Lew's birthday. She was at least a year old. Cute and, we thought, cuddly. The cute part was correct. She was not a cuddly cat. We learned right away that she liked our train!
She was our alarm clock. This morning it was 7:30 before I awakened. Katz would never had allowed that! Sleeping in meant 6:30 to her and she would hit us with a velvet paw until one of us got up! Then she would "beat" me down the stairs nearly every workday.
She was our traveling companion. She provided great entertainment as we went our way in the world. Here she is her first year in Yellowstone, touching noses with a vole. She had no idea that she was supposed to hunt them!
She watched animals everywhere we went.
|Yes, that is a ground squirrel (2001).|
2001She loved going for walks with us when she was younger.
2006Traveling with us became part of her life. Upon returning home after the last couple of trips she refused to leave the trailer as if to say....lets keep going folks.
Katz's screen room, Summer, 2012
This is how she watched us set up the RV at a campground. Once the front jack was lowered she expected the door to be opened so she could watch.
Our first year of camping together in Old Dolphin. What a young (and thin) Katz!
Prescott, Fall 2012
Fort Wilderness, January 2013Next to traveling, her favorite time of year was Christmas. She loved climbing the tree and hitting the train until it derailed. She loved watching the sewing machine and getting right in the middle of what we were doing.
|What do you mean I can't be in the thread box? I love thread!|
New material to get covered in cat hair! Thanks!
I love watching that thread move around! Can I help it move?
2006We sure are going to miss her. A goofy cat who just fit our lifestyle and our world.
Meeting Cordelia for the first time (2003).
Farewell, fine friend. It was a great journey. You will be missed.