Tuesday, October 25

14 years!

Ginger Ale and I are about to mark 14 years together!

In 1997, just before Hallowe'en, I picked up Ginger Ale (and his late, boon companion Little Willow) from the Humane Society in Charleston, South Carolina. On his tag, the note said that he was 2-3? years old and that his person was deceased.

In my traveling days, Ginger Ale would sit in my suitcase when I'd open it to pack. If you're leaving, take me with you.

Ginger Ale has bumped along with me from Charleston, to Boston, to St. Petersburg, Florida, to Charlottesville, Virginia and finally to Nashville, TN.

He is the perfect guest cat, throwing himself, purring, across any willing lap and torso. He would gladly be mayor of any neighborhood (if only given the chance), is kind to his housemates and has an enormous sense of humor.

Ginger Ale's coat is not as luxe as it once was and he's lost a bit of girth but is still robust and loves to take his morning constitutional around the yard. My old pal.


Purrfect Haven said...

what a star and dear boy. he is welcome over at our place anytime! Love Darcy and Bingley xx

Landbohaven said...

Gode billeder.
Sød kat.
Tak for kigget.

Kate said...

Great story about an outstanding feline!

Fire Byrd said...

You are the 200 follower of Beautiful World, for which I thank you.
Love this post.
How lovely to have such a faithful friend.And such a sweetie as well.

Cildemer said...

That's a very nice friend!
Thanks for sharing your beautiful story and shots;o)

Hope you are having a nice and happy week****

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Hans said...

14 years that's a long time !!
Happy birthday Ginger ale..

Suzanne McDermott said...

Hans! I miss you guys. Give Tommy a big hug and Trijnie, too! Hope you're enjoying the "new" home. XO

Hans said...

Sorry I was very busy the last months but I will post more short video's...

Trijnie said...

great pictures of your beautiful Ginger Ale.
I had a cat (Jopie) she reached the age of 20!!
So Ginger Ale is so young
x Trijnie