Legend tells us of a story of the Emperor of Siam who was given two gorgeous vases made by a local potter. So beautiful were they, and quite worried that they would be stolen, the Emperor demanded of his two cats to sit guard and protect them. These cats, having love for the Emperor and understanding his love for these vases, intently stared at these pots for so long, that their eyes became crossed. They, determined to prevent the theft of these vases, curled their tails around the neck of the pots and never moved. To this day, that is why the eyes of the Siamese cat are crossed and his tail curled.
Ashby, our Siamese (8/25/90-
Cumberland, aka “Cumby”, our Burmese (2/27/93-
Au, (from the Latin word aurum, meaning gold), our big golden cat gave Gariné a kiss the first time he saw her and it was love at first sight. He is the most gentle cat we have ever met and he moved in January 2007.
March 2009 we adopted the queens, Henriette, Claudette, Lynette (6/6/08-
On November 7, 2010 Brooks tried to cross the road in front of Gariné’s Jeep and almost got hit by the other cars in the road. She picked him up in the middle of the road and he came home with her. He was extremely thin and full of fleas and ticks but, you should see him now, he turned 4 years old on May 1st, 2014, and he’s become a big and fluffy boy. Someone threw away a treasure.
On January 3, 2011 Gariné also found Corkey at an abandoned farmstand and she came home with her too. Even though she turned 4 on September 15, 2014, she’s still tiny but full of energy. She’s broken more things in the house than all of our cats ever did but she’s cute, and Brooks seems to have found his long lost friend.