Monday, April 26, 2010

Three first born sons and a first kitty

I believe that happy, little face speaks for itself. Joey, my first-born grandchild spent the night with his Mimi on the night that his mommy and daddy were at the hospital because they were about to become parents once again. 

Joey, has cradled in his arms my first kitty, Aurora Katrina. A sweet, precious girl who was tossed out of a moving car in farm country - flung by her leg. Found bawling as loud as she could on the front lawn of a farmhouse in the pouring rain, she made it known that she felt she was worthy of a rescue. And, rescued she was, right into my arms.

 Joey, age 12
It was Joey who taught me that being a grandmother was light-years ahead of being a mother and Aurora Katrina who taught me that kittens are loving, funny, affectionate and cuddly members of your family.

My first son, Dave, with his first son, Daniel holding Rosemary and Zoey (Zoey has since moved in with my son Jeff and his family). Daniel from the moment he first spied one of my kittens fell head over heels in love and he let the world know it, too. The conversation from the moment he came down for breakfast until he went up to bed for the night was the kittens in my house. Toys, kisses, petting them, carrying them around - with Daniel around my home there was no way I was going to have a kitten that didn't feel loved.

Daniel, age 10
Thanks, Jan, (Jan's Funny Farm) for this exercise in finding pictures of animals and children. Even the big children like my grown son, Dave, has brought back so many good memories for me and allowed me to see those precious kittens that are now grown cats that rule my home like true felines of leisure.

Head on over to the dogs' blog, Loving for a Living,  to see more sweet photos of children and pets.

PeeEss: Digby is feeling a teeny, tiny bit better today. Miracles do happen - just ask our dear Maxdog in South Africa. When word gets out that one of our kind needs us we are there encircling them in prayer, purrs and paws. Keep up the good work!


Jacqueline said...

Such sweet, wonderful photos of your precious grandsons and kitties=they all look so happy together...And great news of Digby; we will keep purring for that sweet boy and keep him in our prayers...Happy week friends...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Brian said...

Those are all such great pictures and I am so happy to hear that Digby is doing some better, we're still purring too!

Kea said...

What a wonderful post! Our human grew up with non-human companions and most of the time prefer the company of four-leggeds to two-leggeds. Such a gift non-human animals are!

We're glad Digby is doing a bit better....lots of purrs and healing Light from us!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We have been enjoying this too. Every entry is unique. Thank you for entering. We wish good luck to each entrant.

Glad to hear a little good news of Digby. You're our first blog visit today so we heard it here. :)

Sammy and Andy said...

What a lovely post!!!! Great photos!!!!!

MAX said...

Hi there Mimi
This post is wonderful!!! nice to see some of your beautiful grandchildren. They take after their granny with their love for animals!

Ginger Jasper said...

What a simply lovely post. Gorgeous pictures and happy smiling faces.. Just lovely.. Hug GJ xx

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful, heartfelt post! Loved the photos!

meowmeowmans said...

That was such a lovely post!

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Awesome photos...precious memories and yay for Digby...we went over and smiled!