From the Archives: A Snowy Day in 2007

black cat at window
Lucy watches the falling snow and the mourning dove, ready for action.

Yes, this is one of Mimi’s children, but not one of the Fantastic Four! They weren’t even a biological possibility yet, but their half-sister Lucy was intent on capturing either a few falling snowflakes or that mourning dove that’s sitting on the feeder. She’s sitting up on her haunches, ready to leap at something—anything!

She was about nine months old here, slender and graceful and the youngest cat in the house by far—Kelly was the next youngest in age, and she was 13. And this was the time I had the greatest age range in my household, with Lucy at 9 months and Stanley having turned nominally 25 years old on January 1, since I didn’t know what day he was born.

Sitting at my desk here watching the snow fall today, I remembered, not this particular moment, but just watching Lucy in action, enjoying the life of a kitten after many years with only adult cats.


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4 thoughts on “From the Archives: A Snowy Day in 2007

  • January 25, 2013 at 6:32 pm
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    Lucy is a very cute kitty!
    It is always nice to see the wonder of the world through the eyes of a young kitten!

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    • January 26, 2013 at 10:38 am
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      I treasure every photo of her, Tillie and Georgia–she had such a short life, but she brought me Mimi and the Four, and she herself was such a solace after I’d lost my four oldest kitty friends.

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  • January 25, 2013 at 6:12 pm
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    Stunning photo – just beautiful!

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    • January 26, 2013 at 10:36 am
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      Thank you, Lisa! Because of the lighting Lucy was in silhouette and I had to work with it, but well worth it.

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