Pictures

I often write about our cats as they are central to our lives and provide us with so much to be grateful for in so many ways. Today, I decided I would let pictures tell the story instead.

Every good story should have a beginning.   So I will start with two of the earliest pictures we have of Johnny and Night.

July 13, 2016 Jamey and I comforting Night (who was born feral) upon her return from the vet after she was trapped and spayed.
July 13, 2016 Jamey and I comforting Night (who was born feral) upon her return from the vet after she was trapped and spayed.

 

17 September 2016 Jamey holding 3-day old Johnny
17 September 2016 Jamey holding 3-day old Johnny

 

Johnny was one of a litter of 3 born to a feral Feline Leukemia positive mother.   We did the best we could for the mother, but she was in rough shape and we lost two of the kittens before they were a month old and almost lost Johnny despite 6 vet visits and intensive nursing at home.   

November 1, 2016 Johnny sleeping with her sock puppet
November 1, 2016 Johnny sleeping with her sock puppet
November 7, 2016 6 week old Johnny
November 7, 2016 6 week old Johnny

 

With a lot of help from Night who took over as Johnny’s mother, doing everything but nursing her, Johnny lived and we named her Johnny 5 after the robot in the movie “Short Circuit” who emphatically and enthusiastically proclaimed “Johnny 5 is alive.”

November 18, 2016 Johnny snuggled next to her surrogate mother, Night
November 18, 2016 Johnny snuggled next to her surrogate mother, Night

 

06 January 2017 Night holding her adopted kitten (Johnny) close
06 January 2017 Night holding her adopted kitten (Johnny) close

 

and now today, when 11 month old Johnny has reached the point that she is actually a little bigger than Night, their relationship is illustrated by two sets of photos that I took yesterday, the first during the daytime and the latter late at night when they were napping together. 

 

My imagination kicking in
My imagination kicking in

 

and after a long day of plotting, time for a nap together.     (Note that even though it looks like there is writing actually on Johnny in one of the photos, that is just her markings blending into the writing on the rug.)

27 August 2017 Nap Time
27 August 2017 Nap Time

 

I hope you have enjoyed the brief tour of Johnny and Night’s lives told in pictures.     I am very grateful for all those who made the technology in our cell phones available so that we could capture these glimpses into the lives of these two wonderful beings who allow us to share a home with them.

 

Do you scrapbook your pets’ lives?

 

 

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