R.I.P. Cat Number One
Cat number one passed away March 1st. She came to live with us in August 2003 at about 8 weeks old and was the first pet in our family. She was my birthday present that year, one of the best presents I ever had.
This post includes some photos from over the years, there seem to be a lot of them! They are from the family archive – snapshots with various point and shoot digital cameras. I have posted quite a few photos on this blog over the year, and mostly they can be found at this link. The picture above was taken on her last full day with us; she had found a patch of sun at the end of winter and spent a few hours in the sun after spending most of her time indoors while it was cold out. She weighed almost nothing at this point and it must have been hard to keep warm. Below our granddaughter shows off the quince tree that she helped choose and plant.
Her name was Membrillo, a kind of quince paste, named for the quince colours in her fur. We have buried her in the backyard under a quince tree to replace, in part, our apple tree which also passed away this year. Membrillo loved sitting in the shade of the King apple and we hope the quince will provide equivalent shade in a few years.