|Chica on her 20th Birthday|
It would have been Angel Chica's 23rd birthday today. She lived to be 3 months shy of her 22nd birthday in 2013. Having had her with us so long, we have so many sweet and funny memories of her.
|Chica at five months|
She lived life on her terms. She chose me when I first saw her in Florida, outside a strip mall as a young kitty. She was thumping her paws at a shop window trying to get inside. Once home with us, she laid the rules down quickly!
She loved to rip up toilet paper rolls - it was six months after she passed before we realized we still hadn't put the TP back on the roll!
Chica was fearless, nothing fazed her. She was not even afraid of the vacuum cleaner!
|Chica's first Christmas|
|Unwrapping gifts was fun for her.|
She enjoyed life indoors but got outside a few times in her younger years. A neighbor came to the door and as I held it open for her to come in, Chica bolted out between our legs. It was getting dark so I ran right after her even tho I was barefoot. I felt like if I let her out of my sight, she was gone. She was in different territory so stopped to check every new thing out. I caught up with her in a neighbor's backyard and scooped her up. She went right over my shoulder and was free again! This time I scruffed her when I caught her and made it back inside, my heart and hers pounding in the excitement. That wasn't the last time she tried to escape!
|On the fridge in NC|
When we moved to North Carolina, she again made our house her home, scoping it all out and snoopervising the furniture placement.
She was so unique in so many ways as torties are. And she was my first cat. That fact alone will keep her close to my heart, always. Wishing my special girl a wonderful Birthday at the Bridge.
P.S. After this post, I will take a 2 week blogcation. My husband, the kittie's Pop will have surgery on Wed this week. We can use all the extra positive vibes for him to do well and recover quickly. Thanks from all of us. Feel free to email as I will be checking them.