Found a few more notes about the small books Abishag wanted to write. I know she’d meant this tongue-in-cheek photo of her, a black cat, inside of a box in a dark room as the cover for her book, “Stealth Is the Best Hunting App” and yes, it certainly fits with her sense of humor.

She’d be delighted at people trying so hard to find her black nose or equally black whiskers in the photo.


Ira blends in

There really is a cat in the shadows of the cardboard box!

The first giveaway is Ira’s pink tongue, as he begins his bath. Then you can see his eyes as you change your position in relation to the photo.

Obviously he’s working for the CIA – Cat Investigators Anonymous.


Kezia the Beautiful

While we know she’s at the Rainbow Bridge, we still miss her very much. She really was the original of Kezia as portrayed in their book, “Three Wise Cats.” (Still available, as a Christmas season evergreen, at Penguin Random House: )

Somehow Kezia contracted Irritable Bowel Disease, and after valiantly battling it for years, she finally had to yield. She’d been on several special diets (giving up, unhappily, the people foods she loved) but as she aged, her body simply couldn’t continue the fight.


Her “lovely stripes.”

You can see her “lovely stripes” and smile in this photo; while there’s a bit too much flash, note how daintily she’d tucked her front paws. She knew from kittenhood how to ‘strike a pose’ for the camera.

Surely she and Ptolemy are ‘supervising’ our other companion cats as they all enjoy bright sunny skies, cool shade and flowers brimming with butterflies.