Friday, February 24, 2012

Snowball ~1998 - February 24, 2012

We never knew what breed she was - however, photos show us that she most resembled a Turkish Van, a rare, protected breed.  She had one green eye and one blue eye, and beautiful, white angora fur. She wandered up one day as a kitten, and stayed with Mom and Pa for the past 14 or so years.  We never quite knew if she was deaf or extremely self-possessed. She seemed at times not to hear, loud noises never startled her. At other times she seemed  able to hear, turning her head to watch birds that weren't visible, but could be heard.

Dog chaser, deer stalker, Pa walker...this cat enriched Mom and Pa's life, and by extension, our family's, with her total cat attitude.  She moved across country with them, chased all dogs off her property, stalked the deer and walked with Pa every day to the creek.  She passed away quietly in her sleep, in her favorite spot in Pa's garage. 

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