Below is Caliope (aka P-Pod) who Dr. L. found after ushering a
Waterworks Players play one
evening in late February 2008. Of course Dr. L. took her home and a
couple of weeks later we found out she was pregnant! We kept one of
the three kittens, Scamp. Below you see Scamp and P-Pod. Sadly
she passed in the summer of 2022.
Wompas appeared on our front
porch in the Fall of 2021. She was an extremely young (and loud) kitten
who had somehow become separated from her mother. After a few days we
were able to coax her into the house and she absolutely stole our hearts.
A month after we got her, our two boys, Blackie and Bobb, also appeared on our
front porch. We took them in as well and the three of them became fast
friends. We were all devastated when Wompas was hit by a car in December
P-Pod and Wompas
Thanks to her very loud mew we found her when she was a
stray kitten in downtown Huntsville, AL (Summer 1999). We
coaxed her out of the bushes with pizza and took her home. Interestingly, we
believe Kitteny may have been all or part
Maine Coon. She
was a big cat (bigger than our boy Hepper was). Sadly she has passed (we
had to put her down in November, 2016).
Kitteny in Repose (Notice the
big ears - she was in her early days when this was taken).
Is it a Growl or a Yawn??
Henrietta (aka Etta
Puff) - A sweet loving tiger - born a long hair but preferred being a short hair
(via a shave).
Dates: Mid 90's
(no-one is sure - she was a stray when she adopted us in Memphis, TN) - to
September 2004 (hit by a car on High Street).
Hep Cat (aka Hepper) - He appeared on our front porch about the
same time Marcus' band
called Hep Cat
was forming (around Thanksgiving 2004). Yep - the band named themselves
after our kitty. He was a very cool, friendly and affectionate cat and the
most beloved cat I have ever owned. I was devastated when he prematurely
died after a routine surgery.
Dates: Late 90's or early 2000's (no-one is sure - he
was a stray when he adopted us) - April 30, 2010
Hep Cat helping Dr. L. with the finer points of a journal article.
Hepper helping pack for our Grand Canyon Trip, Summer 2008.