Emily, Our First Indoor Kitty
Since I was in the sixth grade, we've always had cats off and on but they were always outdoor cats. Eventually Mom started letting them come in the house for short periods of time but they always yowled to go back outside. Emily was our first all indoor cat. My sister Leona was getting married and she was staying at our house so that she wouldn't have to commute into town during the final days of preparations. We didn't have a cat at the time and she was missing her own cats so on 4/25/90, she went to the humane society and brought home a cat. Emily was 10-months-old and reminded her of her own favorite cat, Jennifer. Her adoption papers described her as "tiger with orange" but I've since learned that she was a torbie, a tortie tabby. She was a very calm and self-possed girl who LOVED neck scritches and tummy rubs. We had her for nearly 10 years until the day we had to help her to the Rainbow Bridge on 1/27/00 when she developed liver cancer. She was a very good cat and I still miss her.