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In August 2015 my wonderful husband surprised me with a visit to the local SPCA to pick out a kitty! This was a huge surprise because after our cat of 16 years passed away (and her brother three years prior) I promised my husband, who is not a cat lover, that we would be cat free and I stood true to my word. However ten months with no cat and my husband could see I was missing having a cat in my life. I mean, yeah, I'm a Pagan knitter, of course I miss having a cat.

Ezra aka Fatness Everdeen
DOB March 25, 2015

Meeting Ezra for the first time.


































































Interesting little factoid: My daughter turned 13 this year (August 2016) and my husband, the man is no fan of cats, decided she needed an extra special birthday present to celebrate her entrance into teenagerhood.

Ruby aka Ruby Tuesday
DOB: May 1, 2016

The moment she realised this kitten was for her
















Cecil
DOB: October 27, 2016
DOD: January 22, 2018





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