Lois Reynolds Mead

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Cliff…

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Today was Cliff’s last day. After a month of extreme decline it became the time. We got him when he was around eight and now he was seventeen and many of his parts just wore out. He was a fine old Maine Coon cat. Mouthy…he would stomp through a room complaining the entire time…like: why weren’t we doing what he wanted/demanded. Never a lap cat, he would appear on the couch next to me and head butt my side until I would stroke his head and when I stopped he would reach out his white paw and pull my forearm over until I scratched his chin. Mr. Cliff (he demanded respect) will be greatly missed, here, but we are eternally grateful for the humor he blessed us with all these years. He was fun, funny, and a good friend to all who lived and visited here.

Our dog, Katie was very hard to photograph because she was entirely black with only a slight bit of red where her eyelids sagged, but not Cliff. He was majestic with a big mane and quite fancy whiskers. He was lazy and sedentary by the time he came to live with us, so he was perfect to try out new iPhone apps on. He always held still for his close-up. Hence, he was the subject of lots and lots of photos. These are some of my favorites…

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Oh, yes, and he did this…

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We are pretty sure that as soon as he ran across Katie again he whacked her across the nose. Oh, Cliffie, we will miss you…


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Gatto Italiano…

Just a few more pics…I realized I have this group of Italian cats…
Boboli gatto

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Vineyard gatto

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Cafe gatto

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Pienza gatto

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Fresco gatto

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Kicked-back vineyard gatto

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Orvieto gatto

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Home gatto guarding the home fires until we got back. (Processed with the “Italiano” filter in the Camerabag app.)

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Ciao, piccolo gatto

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