September 26, 2009

Little Stories From The Past

This is a very VERY old photo of Mommy and the kitty who started it all. I have told you about T-Gray before. You can read his whole story in two parts, here and here.
Mommy was still in undergraduate school living with her roomates in this picture. She and T-Gray were still getting to know each other as he had only been with her for a few days, yet Mommy was smitten with that kitten! Later in the evening on the very day this photo was taken, Mommy learned the importance of having a screen for the fireplace because curious kittens love to walk into the fireplace in the middle if the night after the fire has died. Then they like to walk all over the house with ashy paws.
T-Gray learned that same night that he did not enjoy baths...
Mommy learned that kitten claws are very sharp and so are little kitten teeth!
They both learned that love is really all you need.

32 comments:

The Island Cats said...

Aw, what a sweet picture of your mom and T-Gray. And you have to worry about kittens walking into a lit fire...Wally did that when he was a kitten...walked all around the firebox while the fire was going! Can you imagine???

(we have a gas fireplace, not a wood burning)

Ernie

Laila and Minchie said...

Sounds like many important things were learned that night! Darling little kitten. A HUGE thank you for helping out our cause! You are so sweet!

CatLadyDiary.com said...

Way to go T-Gray...walking around the house with fireplace ash is a good way to let new Mommy know who's boss...I ure will read your stories.

Eric and Flynn said...

That is a cute photo of your mom and little T-Gray.

Keiko and Luna T. Katt said...

that's a cute piksur! you look mischievous!

Furkidsmom said...

T-Gray was adorable! We're glad T-Gray didn't get hurt in that fireplace.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

KitKat said...

What a wonderful old photograph of your Mommy and T-Gray. She is beautiful as was T-Gray handsome. We had read your stories before. It always makes Mommy cry but in a good way.
Kissies and purrs,
Normie (from the Bridge), Mika, Sasha & Grady

Cory said...

T-Gray was such a cutie. Those who came before deserve to be remembered and honored always.

Fin said...

Hi Parker Mom! What a great picture and story. Mom goes crazy for a gray tabby baby.

JC said...

Awe .. that is so sweet

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

That was a great story,heehee
I bet is was funny to see little kitty paw prints ALL over the place! hahahahahaha
T-Gray was mighty cute too :)
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

-d ma said...

those are all very valuable lessons to learn.

Hansel said...

your mom is very wise.
love is all you do need.

Forever Foster said...

What a cute story! We bet the kitty pawprints are cuter in hindsight than they were at the time ;)

Ariel said...

Awww such a sweet post and photo...Hugs

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That is the most important thing isn't it?!

Molly, Troo & Shadow said...

What a sweet piccy of yer mom and T Grey. How tiny a kit and how big a place in yer mom's heart he took.

Reese =^..^= said...

Awwwww, how sweet. Thanks for sharing that story.

The Monkeys said...

Such a wonderful story and picture! You're lucky your Mom learned that lesson early so you don't have to endure baths!

The Army of Four said...

CUTE photo -- and great life lessons! Ha roo roo roo!
Play bows,
Zim

pughy said...

Yes that is a lovely picture and I think you are right all you need is love.. Hugs GJ xx

Daisy said...

Cats can teach people all the most important things in life!

Cindy said...

Too cute! Love that story. Nice picture.
Cindy

Angel and Kirby said...

That is a very sweet picture of T-Gray and Mom!

Gandalf, Grayson and Whitey said...

We feel a real simpatico with T-Gray. He was one smart little mancat!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

They seem like the kind of lessons one wouldn't furget!

Tank woo fur sharing the pikh and the story!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Hi Diamond!

Cat of Nine Tales said...

What a great story...the kitten that started it all!
~Co9T

Liss said...

Sweet story. Love the old photo.

Tiger Lily said...

It sounds like T-Gray and your Mommy had a wonderful relationship! It was lovely of T-Gray to teach her how to love you all.

michico*Adan said...

Very lovely sweet story and beautiful treasure photo~

Cat with a Garden said...

The picture is wonderful, what a precious memory!

Forty Paws said...

It's a baby Dorfie!

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