I wanted to share these pictures of my Maya (gray), who passed, and Romeo that I found when looking through my endless cat photos. Romeo is so totally submissive to the girls. He has never gotten into an all-out tussle with either of them, but the girls definitely gave him a whap a time or two, and he knew his place among the three of them. Maya and Romeo, along with our other fur baby, mostly co-existed, but they played together at times. Romeo often gets what I like to call bugs in the brain. He’ll be sitting there one second, and the next, ZOOM, he’s off tearing across the yard and up a tree. On this morning, he took off and Maya gave chase, as she sometimes did. Up the tree behind him she went. She took up her place on a branch below him, and he was stuck. He did not want to pass her trying to get down. So he circled around on the upper branches trying to find a “safe” way down. He eventually made it down unscathed, only to stand at the base of the tree, looking up at her meowing. She came down the tree, and ZOOM, up the next tree he went with Maya hot on his heels! They played this game for about 10 minutes, then plopped down in the grass near each other.
It’s only been two days, but I already feel desperate to prevent my memories of her from fading. It’s hard to look at her pictures, but it makes the sound of her purr and the feel of her fur more vivid in my mind. I’m glad I came across this one as it gave me a good laugh at the memory and a break from the tears……if only for a moment.