Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Lucky...the first cat in my life!

I decided to join in with Angela's West Virginia Treasures Show and Tail for the first time this week. The idea is to post pictures and a description of a past or present pet or animal in your life. Visit her blog to find a list of participants and information on how you can join in.

I decided I might as well start at the very beginning. From the time I was very small I loved cats. My mother wasn't too crazy about cats and never wanted one. I would sit outside and wait for a cat to go by. Let me tell you...cats just don't go by very often. I would sit and wait and if I spotted a cat I would start calling, "Here kitty, here kitty!" Usually they would run off in the opposite direction!

Finally my mother relented and we got a little black kitten. He was named Lucky. Unfortunately, Lucky wasn't very friendly and never wanted to be held or petted. It didn't matter. I was thrilled to finally have a cat. We had him for a number of years and then sadly he disappeared.

I'm 64 and have had many cats over the years, but I remember every one. This is Lucky taken from a slide around 1952 or so.

And here's a Christmas photo from 1952 with Lucky. I'm on the left and my sister is on the right.

I hope to write a little something about every cat I've ever had in the following weeks. This will be a trip down Memory Lane for me.


  1. What a fun post! I'm glad you had so many great cats! Hugs and prayers for all of you on this lovely Tuesday morning!

  2. Welcome to Tuesdays' Show & Tail!

    I love your old pictures of Lucky! You sure were lucky your mom finally gave in and let you have a kitty! I love the Christmas picture of you and your sister with Lucky! What a sweet picture!

    Thanks for sharing your Lucky cat with us this week!

    Tuesdays' Show & Tail!

  3. You sure do like cats - I like cats too - however I am so allergic and get asthma and dermatitis.

    I have read a lot about your son Reid - Praise God he is in remission and prayers that it keeps up. That's a lot for a family to handle.

    You seem to have a great family.

    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog today. The pandas were cute. Angela is a great gal.


  4. Lucky was a pretty cat. I have a cat like that, not too friendly. Sometimes I think we might get a dog next, but I'm not much of a dog walker.

  5. Lucky is darling. I remember all of my cats, too.

  6. I've had a cat in my life since I was three! Like you, my life is richer for it! :-)


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