First there are a few pictures of Little Cat indulging in one of his favourite sports, tree climbing

 

He also likes to catch a screensaver……

Here are a couple of photos of me with Little Cat taken at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. The first by Whit Landvater, the second by Barry DiLibero. Both photos simply lifted from their web sites…………..

 

Here is a movie taken of him at Albuquerque by Terri DiLibero. (Actually I've had problems getting that movie link to work. If you right click here and select 'save as' you can play the file from your desk top, or wherever)

Next is the first picture I took of Little Cat, in mid July, followed by the last seven I took of him, travelling in my motor home. He was lovely when he was little, and he got better.

 

Above is the last photo I took of him. And that's how I have to leave him, looking ahead to new places as I myself have to look ahead to new places. Today is the 9th of December 2004. I return to the UK from the USA tomorrow and because of the strict regulations regarding the importation of pets into the UK I had to find him a new home. So yesterday I gave him to a small girl called Birana who loves cats and who lives in Diana, East Texas where he has a lot of ground to explore, and a lot of trees to climb. I am so glad that she has got the best Little Cat in the World but it nearly broke me heart lose my little pal for these last 5 months. I'll maybe get some more pictures of him in his new home, if so I'll put them here.

Later…………

Unfortunately, the story of Little Cat has a sad ending. A really sad ending. I'm heartbroken. I spoke to Oren, Birana's father, from time to time. Little Cat would go out to the woods each morning, and then be waiting for Oren to return home from work. He would spend a lot of the evening sitting happily on Oren's lap, and he was, Oren said, becoming a rather large Little Cat. It sounds me he had a really good home. Oren didn't get his camera fixed, so I didn't get any more photos.

Then one day, early June 2005, he went out, as usual, and never came back. There were some snakes around, maybe one of these got him. Maybe he decided he had liked the life on the road, and came looking for me. Or maybe he just went looking. We'll never know. But he's gone…………...And he's found a new life, somewhere. Maybe in some cat heaven….. Wherever it is, he'll be having fun……………..

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