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March 4, 2023



We are eight cats who live together in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

We grieve the loss of two cats who left us in 2023:

Our exuberant Natasha, who died on December 9, and our darling Hershey, who died on March 4. 


Hershey was the best of friends with Summer Cat (2005 ? - September 4, 2020), who was a male, black-and-beige tabby with enormous eyes, silky fur and a fluffy plume of a tail. Summer Cat was probably born in the summer of 2005, and spent his early months as a stray living on Summer Street in Charlottetown, PEI.


Hershey, like his sisters Taffy, Tootsie and Cocoa (the "Golden Jets"), was a ginger-and-white cat, born in the summer of 2006.





To our enduring distress, Hershey's favorite sister, Tootsie, was killed on October 26, 2015.  



Summer Cat, Hershey, Taffy, Tootsie and Cocoa all came to live with Pat and Henry in the summer of 2006.

Boris, like his mother Natasha, is a black cat, so we called the two of them our "Blackberries." Natasha was probably not yet a year old when she gave birth to Boris in November, 2008. They came to live with us soon after.


Tessa was also quite young when she came to us on August 25, 2010. Her daughter Dolly and her son Dandy were born in Pat's study, on August 29.

We feel fortunate to have lived for over eight years alongside Farah, and for nearly two years alongside Schooner:


Schooner was born in 1993 but didn't come to us until November 2008. He was black, white and beige, with an enormous ruff and a tail even longer and fluffier than Summer's. Sadly, Schooner died on November 1, 2010.


Farah, whose coat was a lovely dilute calico pattern, was perhaps born in 1998. She came to live with Pat and Henry in 2006, that is, at the same time as Summer, Hershey, Taffy, Tootsie and Cocoa. She left us on November 19, 2014. We miss her.


But we are glad that another calico cat has come to live with us: Reese, who was probably about a year old when she arrived in January, 2015. To read her story, go to the blog entry entitled "The Arrival of Reese." 


(perhaps born late in 2017?) began visiting our yard in February, 2018. He moved inside on July 16. To read his story, go to the blog entry, "The Arrival of Monty."



November 4, 2022