Pirate – Everyone’s Kitty

So sad to announce the passing of a neighborhood legend – Pirate aka, Andy Panda, Shamu, Pi Pi, Pirate de Cat, Old Man, and dozens of other names, died this morning at the age of around 17 (guessing). He walked into our lives on a brutally hot summer day back in 2003 and immediately adopted us. We fell in love with this sweet little fuzz ball. Lindsay and Tim came up with his name since he “looked” like a Pirate.

Everyone loved him – even the dogs in the neighborhood (who learned to keep their distance BTW) liked Pi… dog people even commented that he was the only cat that they liked. He was way too trusting and loved to be petted by any stranger (that’s why we made sure he was always inside during Halloween and anytime fireworks were going off).

He will be deeply missed by all. ^.^


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As my daughter just texted “there will never be another Pirate – he was special”.

Peace to my little buddy. ^.^

Our little kitty…

Our little kitty, Sukoshi, passed away this morning. What a fun cat she was and it goes without saying that she will be missed –


Always the most difficult of our three cats to get a picture of – she was always on the go!





She joined our family as a kitten back in the summer of 2003 and was our daughter’s cat. Daughters grow up and out so it’s really the parents that take care of the kitty (it was always fun!).

So sad to see her go.

Peace little one…

Chris and Carol ^.^

Pirate de Cat

Our old dude hanging out with me (Chris) this afternoon while I was testing a new camera. Point a camera at him and he’s sure to look away.


Today in the garden.

He’s a sweetheart. AKA – Pirate, Andy Panda, Shamu, Pi-Pi and Old Dude. He’s about 16 years old give or take a year. He adopted us one day back in the summer of 2003.


A few years back – a younger Pirate.

Thanks for stopping by! Chris ^.^

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Sukoshi – Our Cat


Always the hardest of our 3 cats to photograph. She is somewhat of a rescue kitty and is part squirrel and feral moma. JK…

Here is one of the few times in her life she’s not running from the camera. Cute kitty.

Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170