Today is an annual event on the CB to celebrate all things cats! This is our first time participating in this event, so it's pretty special to us.
Truffle, Brulee on our new quilt! We love quilts!
Some of you commented on our blog last week about our Aunt Dorenda being a dog person and Mom Paula being a cat person. It may surprise many of you to know that Mom Paula grew up with dogs and didn't have her first cat until she was 21 years old. Mom Paula wanted a pet and her "now-ex-husband" didn't like dogs, so Mom Paula said she wanted a cat, but that it had to live inside! That was the beginning of Mom Paula becoming a cat lady. Mom Paula has only had 4 cats, which includes the two of us, over the past 35 years. Hard to believe, isn't it? To celebrate World Cat Day, we're sharing pictures of Mom Paula's feline furchildren.
Mom Paula's first cat was born under a mobile home in rural South Carolina. Muff was a beautiful grey and white cat who lived to be 19 years old and left for the Bridge in 1996 right before Mom Paula's divorce.
Mom Paula's second cat was Sweet Praline. Miss Paula's Sweet Praline was a tortoiseshell Persian and lived almost 16 years and left for the Bridge in April 2011. Sweet Praline came to live with Mom Paula right before her divorce (after 21 years of marriage) and will always have a special place in her heart. Mom Paula began blogging with Sweet Praline in June 2008.
Beignet never had the chance to come live with Mom Paula because he left for the Bridge at 11 weeks of age. Mom Paula says he'll always be her little mancat even though he never lived with us. Beignet was Truffle's litter mate and was a silver shaded Persian.
Beignet (that's Mom Paula's arm petting him)
Truffle came to live with Mom Paula in September 2011. Crystalpurrs Truffle Blanche is a silver shaded Persian and wormed her way into Mom Paula's heart very quickly. Truffle has the biggest eyes that just look into your soul when she looks at you. Truffle may be beautiful, but she is always into mischief. Truffle was a year old on June 2, 2012 and the CB celebrated with a Debutante Ball.
Brulee came to live with Mom Paula in November 2011. Crystalpurrs Creme Brulee is a silver shaded Persian and is a half sister to Truffle. Brulee is a little clown and helps Mom Paula laugh each day. Brulee has very luxurious thick fur, but is a little wiggle worm and fights Mom Paula everyday when it comes to grooming. Brulee will be one year old on August 27, 2012 and will celebrate with a Circus on the CB.