So Kayleigh and I were watching a video this afternoon. At some point I realized Sean had wandered off into the kitchen and was being surprisingly quiet. I walked in and found him there, gently petting Dizzy – and for the first time ever, Dizzy seemed to be enjoying it:
February 14, 2010
June 13, 2009
This morning, we had to put Winston, our dear sweet orange tabby, to sleep.
Not long after we adopted him at the age of two, they told us he had an enlarged heart and would probably never make it to five years old. That was eight years ago.
We came very close to losing Winnie a year ago and knew we were on borrowed time, so the last year has truly been a blessing. That doesn’t make it any easier, though; when we woke up this morning we thought it was going to be just another day. But at it turned out, it wasn’t.
This picture was taken about three weeks ago. It was the very last picture we took of him at home. It really captures how sweet and loving a kitty he was. We’ll always remember him like this.
Right now we are simply devastated, but know we’ve been blessed to have him a part of our family for the last eight years. He was, and will forever remain, a member of our family. He was one of our boys.
Goodbye Winnie; we love you.
May 16, 2009
April 11, 2007
October 12, 2006
May 20, 2006
April 22, 2006
Meanwhile, back home in Boston, Susanne just emailed me this photo of our 23-pound tabby Winston crushing a defenseless box of marshmallow Peeps.
And an hour later:
March 2, 2006
Early morning play time with our orange tabby, Winston. For some reason, he associates our bathtub with play, so whenever he really wants to play a game, he jumps in the bathtub and waits patiently. Music by Kevin MacLeod.
August 24, 2005
Susanne and I picked up a new feather toy for our cats this weekend. Tonight they got to have one of their first workouts with it. Each cat has their own tactic for attacking the toy. In this first video, you’ll see Dizzy standing and spinning as he goes after his favorite part of the toy – the handle, rather than the feathers…. -andy
Video clip of Dizzy and his feather toy. Incidental background music courtesy of Coheed & Cambria (he just loves playing to emo-core).