Sunday, October 26, 2014

Remembering Skylar & Lydia on their birthday


Forever in our Hearts

Skylar and Lydia came into our lives in the summer of 2005, even before Tabby and Carbon did.  Skylar actually came into Mommy's life two years before that, while she was gardening.  He wandered over and started eating a cherry tomato that was on the ground!  Mommy laughed and called him over, petted him, and found out his name from his collar tag.  He lived with the Rich family, who had just moved in across the street from Mommy.  For a while after that, Skylar would garden with Mommy and walk her to and from the bus stop, greeting her as she came home from work as well.  She met the Rich family and became a kid-sitter for their daughter.  She also met Lydia, Skylar's littermate sister, who at that time was much shyer around people than Skylar was.

When their family had to move across the country and leave the kitties behind, it was decided with a lot of tearful farewells to have Mommy adopt Skylar and Lydia because, as Mrs. Rich said, "Skylar has already adopted you."  It was totally true!  Later on, Lydia adopted Daddy as her person and Skylar adopted a second person, Mommy Erin.  Lydia became the Big Kitty (alpha cat) of the household, and reigned supreme until her death, at which point she appointed Rori as the next Big Kitty.  Skylar was everyone's favorite uncle, teaching the kittens, playing tails, wrestling, and generally enjoying life.  Even as he aged and got sick, he still loved begging for food with his Siamese yowl and playing with straw wrappers and strings.


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meowmeowmans said...

Hugs, purrs and prayers to you as you remember your beloved Skylar and Lydia. Thank you for sharing their stories with us.

Summer said...

Purrs to you today as you remember these two special kitties.

The Island Cats said...

Purrs to all of you....

The Indulged Furries said...

What beautiful kitties. They're lucky to have found you as their second home. And you're fortunate to have shared your lives with such wonderful kitties.

pilch92 said...

They left paw prints on your heart. 15andmeowing

Jans Funny Farm said...

It's always nice to remember the ones we've loved and lost. They always live in our hearts. :)