April - July 2004

This is our longest photos page to date. It is an emotional page for me. It hurt a lot just putting it together and I cried several times. These pictures were all in my camera since April and many of them were of Itchy's, Electra's and Copycat's final days with us. Until now I did not have the strength to download them, knowing they would be very powerful to me. Perhaps a small amount of my love for our missing family members will shine through the images and cause a tear and a smile to work it's way to your face.
Mountains around Bozeman on
April 17th
Itchy hides in his covered bed at the vet''s on
April 18th
Itchy at the vet''s on
April 18th, he stayed 4 days
Orion no longer fits on the condo!
April 18th
Hamlet and Orion are taunted by Copycat on
April 27th
Copycat below the window taunting Hamlet and Orion!
April 27th
Still being taunted on
April 27th
A bald eagle flies way up over us on
May 1st
Itchy looks at a get well card from Peggy while he eats.
May 5th
Still looking over the card. Thanks Peggy! These were the last pictures taken of Itchy with my camera.
We love and miss you Itchy.
Electra taken
May 18th
Electra taken
May 18th
Orion plays with a pad given to us by Zooker.
May 19th
Orion plays under Zookers wonderful gift.
May 19th
Orion covers himself with the pad. Thanks Zooker! He LOVES it!
May 19th
Prairie Dog in Bozeman.
May 22nd
Prairie Dogs in Bozeman.
May 22nd
Raccoon raids Copycat''s food while he lays sick out of view.
May 22nd
Raccoon taking Copycat''s food.
May 22nd
Electra in her hooded bed.
May 22nd
Copycat at the vet''s in right after we caught him.
May 25th
Copycat at the vet''s.
May 25nd
Copycat as the vet tech looks at him.
May 25th
Copycat at the vet''s through the bars of his cage in isolation.
May 25nd
Our last picture of Copycat (in isolation at the vets).
May 25th
We love and miss you Copycat.
Leo waits at the front door for Itchy and Copycat.
May 26th
He waited at the door day after day for a while..
May 26th
The moring Electra left us was the day the cows wre moved 18 miles to the summer pasture.
May 29th
I will never look upon the cows the same again.
May 29th
The day the cows move will always remind me of my last moments with Electra.
May 29th
You can see how weak Electra looks on her last morning with us.
May 29th
Knowing what was to come in an hour or so I took many pictures.
May 29th
Electra was the queen of the house.
May 29th
She always greeted me with a quack.
May 29th
I cannot even begin to say how much we miss her.
May 29th
May 29th
Our last photo taken of Electra before she left us.
May 29th
We burned candles daily through
May. We could not burn enough.
May 30th
Hamlet spent most of
May laying on Itchy''s things and haunts.
May 31st
You could tell how sad Leo was.
May 31th
Even Orion seemed at odds.
May 31st
It rained and I saw 1 rainbow.
June 5th
I hear when your friend leaves he will often send you a rainbow to say they are okay.
June 5th
The rainbow began to brighten as I watched it, it seemed to be trying to get my attention.
June 5th
It arced the whole sky! Horizon to horizon, then it happened!
June 5th
A second raindbow above the first, dimmer and washed out, but there.
June 5th
And a 3rd! Look really hard it the image, there are 3! One each from Itchy, Copycat and Electra!
June 5th
Leo had a grand mal seizure and became very ill!
June 8th
It was a long couple of weeks but Leo is fine now! Thank goodness!
June 8th
A Prairie Dog in Bozeman.
June 26th
It was 2 days before my saddest birthday ever.
June 26th
Orion and Hamlet play.
June 27th
Hamlet wants to stop anf leave.
June 27th
Not Orion!.
June 27th
Leo on the couch.
June 28th
Orion is so dark that unless his eyes are open you cannot see him!
His nose, lips and whiskers are black too!.
June 28th
In early
July we had a double rainbow!
July 3rd
Were our cats once again trying to say hello?
July 3rd
I looked for a thrid...
July 3rd
It never came.
July 3rd
Two rainbows were plenty though.
July 3rd
And I shall always think fondly of our 3 babies each time I see a rainbow.
July 3rd
Calliope watches as Hamlet and Orion fight it out.
July 11th
Orion just won''t leave Hamlet alone.
July 11th
July 11th
July 11th
I am sure she is happy to not be involved.
July 11th
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