This is our cat,
Sweetie, a tortoiseshell
my wife rescued that
we’ve had long enough that she’s part of the family. I wish she could speak English. She squeaks at me a lot.
She was on the
street for years, and
Anne-Marie fed her
for several of them.
When a pitbull tried
to kill her, Anne
brought her home.
I have half a lifetime
of extreme allergies,
so cats were always verboten. For some reason, my allergic reactions showed no substantial increase
after we took her in.
February 17, 2022
Today we had to take Sweetie in to be put to sleep.
A difficult day, but one we always knew was coming.
She really was a unique creature, and gave us a lot of joy and comfort. She was a rescue, so I'm glad she had a few years without the hardships of the streets.
I took the photos here right before we left for the vet's with my new Nikon D500. It was a low-light situation and I cranked the ISO up to 4000. I'm impressed by the lack of grain.
The music is my newest piece, Miniature No. 18 for English Horn and Strings which I finished a few weeks ago and is posted (all of it) on my Miniatures page and on SoundCloud.
Sweetie has FIV. We
have to give her a shot every month. Our great vet is Jane Mayo at .