Wild at Heart…Happy in Heaven

There was a strange little creature that inhabited our home and our hearts for the past 12 years, who we bid farewell to with memories and tears. Our little wild cat, Zoe left us yesterday, for a place in heaven where she can frolic and play…and cuddle and slobber, purr and wiggle…and will surely make the angels giggle!


Zoe loved her doggies, she was one of the pack. When she went on an adventure they’d have her back.


 She loved to hang out on the porch and sit in the sun, or play with her ball….oh, so much fun!


Part monkey, part dog and part purrrincess diva, she was a cat like not other, and had only one pet peeve(a). If her looks got scruffy and hairs to fluffy, she would pout and get ‘pissed’ and let us know when enough was enoughy! So off the the groomer she’d go to get pretty and then, once again, she’d be our good little kitty!

Zoe rocked her cropped look, so stylin’ with her mane!…In fact, her little lion ‘do’ became her claim to fame!


Although this pic that aired on the news without her happy face might lead you to believe she was slightly disgraced. But make no mistake, Zoe was happy and loved, and is purrrrhaps  looking down right now and smiling at us from above!

Zoe was 14 years old when she passed away yesterday from a bloodclot that burst in her lungs. Rest in Peace little lion cat!

Wild Cat!

Zoe, our pampered Persian house cat, likes to hang out with us on the patio…especially on the weekends. It’s really funny, because, sometimes she gets little wound up, as the kitty adrenaline kicks in- she explores her wild roots!  As we sat on the porch, Saturday afternoon, she got in one of her ‘moods’!

You know Zoe’s wound up when she plays with her ball!

She’ll bat it around, chase it, then gather it up in her paws and roll around with it…just like a puppy! But, then, Zoe thinks she’s more dog than a cat!

She ventured out into the yard to explore a little “Catcus” and commune with the Prickly Purr….

She did a little sunbathing with her bro!….

And at last, found the perfect perch on her favorite patio chair just as the sun began to set…..

As I got ready to go to bed Saturday night, this was the last image I had of Zoe….did she come in the house with us when we all came in for dinner? I got out of bed, peered out through the  blinds, into the moonlit night. I didn’t see anything. I turned on the porch light and scanned the porch…nothing.  Then I happened to catch a movement. I looked down….there was the mighty wild cat looking up at me with a huge grin on her face- or perhaps it was a look of sheer terror! What ever…  I opened the door and she swaggered into the house and headed straight to bed. I think she gets a kick out of testing fate-luckily, the bobcats, coyotes, owls, or other night predators didn’t find a furry little snack in Todd’s Backyard!