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