In Memorium…

Today is hard. Our cat, Elora Danon, evidently had a stroke a month or so ago, and has been steadily declining. She was a fiercely loyal cat, ever vigilant against a potential intruder (even the welcome ones). We always joked about her being our attack cat, because she would look all innocent and friendly, and then she would attack without mercy. I remember one time she chased a good friend of mine through our basement, and Elora had her backed into a corner. That story will always bring a chuckle to my belly and a tear of joy to my eye. Today was a tough decision we had to make, but because of the personal joy and love she brought to me, I wanted to share some photos of her with you all. I hope you enjoy, and always remember to love the animals around you, because they will love you no matter what you do, and will bring you comfort in times of need. R.I.P., Elora. You are forever loved and will be missed.

Elora loving me

Elora loving me

Elora enjoying the Screened-in-porc

Elora enjoying the Screened-in-porch

Elora, 2/28/2013

Elora, 2/28/2013

Elora, enjoying an old trunk

Elora, enjoying an old trunk

Elora, Resting

Elora, Resting

Elora Danon, 1998-2/28/2013

Elora Danon, 1998-2/28/2013

Elora as Kitten

Elora as Kitten

Elora Sunning herself

Elora Sunning herself

Elora Relaxing

Elora Relaxing

Elora as Kitten

Elora as Kitten

Elora as Kitten

Elora as Kitten

DanD

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‘Fraidy Cat

My wife and I have cats. This is one of the two. His name is Pepe Le Pew. We named him that because (of course) he’s black and white. But he was also a stray, and was not used to “real” food, which had an adverse effect on his digestive system. I’ll leave that to your imagination. Thankfully, that did not last long; only long enough for us to come up with a great naming convention for him. Pepe is a ‘fraidy cat. At the slightest “non-expected” (which means pretty much any noise at all) he bolts for the safety of either our storage room in the basement, or makes a bee-line beneath the love seat in the living room. I caught him napping today on our bed, and managed to get very close to get this picture. He laid there very patiently. I was ever-so-quiet. He laid there through the focusing, not even moving. Just looking at me as though it was the most natural thing in the world. He lay there through the pre-flash, just squinting a tiny bit as the light came on. Then the shutter. And Pepe was gone. Up and vanished like a fart in the wind. But I love this picture. Hope you enjoy!

Pepe Le Pew

Pepe Le Pew

DanD