February , 1998 - June 07, 2001
Our beautiful gray kitty who had a lot of nicknames, Payton-Pie, Whiskers Malone, Daddy's Girl, Gray Seal, died unexpectedly. We don't know what happened and our hearts are so heavy. She is missed by her parents, her 3 kitty siblings, Puff, Powder and Rudy and her dog-brother, Jordan (Jordan was their doggie who came before as well, more on him another time). Payton was a very bright, curious and opinionated cat. She loved her Daddy and was the first one to greet him when he came home from work. She always had to be by us when we slept and had the loudest walk of any cat we have ever known. Payton was a stray that we found outside of a restaurant, we took her home and always thought that she had picked us, not the other way around. She had a great life, but it was much too brief. Now she will live on in our hearts. Sleep well Payton-Pie, you are deeply missed.
We can see where she rests under the pear tree from our back porch. It's kinda' like she's our very own guardian kitty angel. We like that. Except when it makes Mommy's eyes leak...