Saturday, August 8, 2015

An update on some non-red and red kitties whom we know and love

Cajsa, 1999-2015

 Cajsa, born, 29th May 1999, died 9th July 2015

This is the very last photo of my first cat, Cajsa. My daughter, Elisabet, and her father, took Cajsa to the vet's, where she was put to sleep.

Cajsa was suffering from cancer tumors and, being already 16 years old, she did not have much strength to fight it. 

Cajsa was the mother of thirteen kittens in three litters. She was my dear friend, companion, inspiration and comfort. May she rest in peace.

Cajsa is buried on the farm in a grave next to her daughter, Sara, who died 6th February 2013.

Cajsa's daughter, Matilda (born 5th April 2011) is now my sole, cat-companion.  

Matilda, lounging on the windowed balcony

Matilda's daughter, Rosetta, spent three weeks with us this summer (4th-26th July)

Rosetta hugging and napping with her mother, Matilda.

Mostly, mother and daughter got along well:

with some bickering...

and making up afterwards.

Is this alright?

Eventually, in September, we will have a new cat, as Elisabet's own, little Vanessa, born in June. (She is the grandchild of the cat Anna-Lisa, Rosetta's paternal grandmother. Vanessa is Rosetta's cousin):

In spite of Elisabet's cat-fur-allergy, we are not quite finished with cats. I am not getting much writing done. Maybe I could write a cat story or two? Some day. 

Why should we allow these obviously non-redcats a post on the Red Cat Society Blog? 

Anna-Lisa with her son, Olle
Because these cats are related to some very dear red cats: Anna-Lisa

Olle in the arms of my daughter, Elisabet

Olle is a huggable kitten!

and, of course, the twins, Lars and Sigge:

Sigge and Lars with Rosetta, when she was a kitten

Lars and Sigge would have been great heirs of the Red Cat Society, but they wanted a to live a more outdoor cat-life, and not a cooped-up apartment cat-life. So I let them move to good people who could give them that.

Rosetta and Elisabet

Sweet little Rosetta lives in Söderköping, but comes to visit us on holidays and summer vacation.

Olle would also have been a great addition to the Red Cat Society, but he and his sister are moving to a farm, where I know he will be happy.
Olle and Elisabet

Olle, wrestling with his sisters


Best wishes,

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