||Barney Miller, so named because he
was rescued by the Miller's from the SPCA, and then came to live on
the mountain to be our barn cat. Ha! This picture was not taken
in the barn. Living on the mountain, Barney was King Cat, much to
Midnight's great displeasure. He also loved the ladies, alternately
grooming and snuggling Kiely and Penny Sue. Barney's such a sweetie
that Westi couldn't bear to leave him behind when she moved out; he
lives in town now with Westi and Michael, their dog, Guinness, and
little kitty-girl, Jasmine.
fiend, omega dog, tirelessly enthusiastic and ball-obsessed. A master
of civil disobedience, sweetly sensitive and very dainty. Quite
the fancy boy. Except when rolling in horse pee. Or scrapping with
raccoons. Charlie lived to run. Or to be petted. The ringleader of
escape adventures … he went under … he went over … sometimes he went
through. Patrolling the fenceline and keeping Charlie home was
a full-time job. He was even been "arrested" by a park ranger and put
in doggy jail; busted for swimming in Aptos Creek with a buddy. Rebel!
Originally dubbed "Sleepy Bear" by Nicole (I don't think
she's ever forgiven me for changing his name), at age 12, he grew into his name. Near the end, the only running he did was in his dreams. Now he runs free again. Charlie, we miss you more than we knew was possible. Never, ever will you be forgotten.