September 24, 2012

I'll be back in 7 days -- Re-runs in my absence

I'm off on vacation, exploring the mid-California coast, eastern California, the Alabama Hills, Bristlecone Pine, Death Valley, and as far into Nevada as I dare venture, but I'll be back October 1 hopefully with a lot of new photos from my adventure.

Sooooooooo, I have scheduled 30 "automatic" posts for the 30 days of September. Didn't want you to forget about the blog while I was gone.

Here are two more KittyBLOG editions:

life will have to go on without Kitty

AphotoAday post from August 1, 2011

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photo by Donald Kinney

It was a great and wonderful 12 years that Kitty and I were together, but I knew her from the day my upstairs neighbors brought her home from the animal shelter as a kitten. About four years later my neighbors moved on and couldn't take Kitty with them, so I was delighted that Kitty could come live with me in my humble abode.

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photo by Donald Kinney

And what fun we had! Kitty's favorite toy was just a wadded-up piece of paper, but one Christmas I remember giving her a knotted-up shoelace which she thought was the best fun ever.

And Kitty was a bit of a "foodie" -- she was the cat that absolutely adored a little piece of raw corn-on-the-cob. Okay, maybe I shouldn't tell you about the occasional bird or lizard with which she supplemented her diet. Yum.

Read all about Kitty's love of corn here.

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photo by Donald Kinney

A little over four weeks ago Kitty disappeared. She had been slowing down a bit, but still was happy and seemed healthy.

So, with the neighborhood alerted, Kitty's remains were found on a steep hillside about 75 yards to the west. It had been three weeks so the Turkey Hawks and Coyotes had pretty much cleaned up after her, but I was able to gather the remaining parts of her to bury out by our fig tree. And there she will remain forever, in my heart...

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