|Gracie before her rescue with one of her unnamed kittens, May 2013|
|George and two of her kittens, Rabbit and Quincy, Jan. 2014|
|The day I caught Arthur!|
|Arthur settling in shortly after rescue.|
|George and Gracie, together again after three years apart!|
|Arthur (left) also bonded with my shy orange tabby Annie, Fall 2016.|
|Arthur's bed and blanket, Aug. 30, 2017. |
Still untouched by the other cats six months after his death.
In the six months since Arthur
passed, no other of my very many cats have yet ventured into his large crate in
the basement — not even the kittens. I left Arthur’s blanket in the crate
unwashed. Perhaps his scent still lingers, even after all this time. Both Kim
and I are home much of the time now, so we would have noticed if anyone has
been going in. As of this writing, Arthur’s dog-crate refuge remains untouched,
as though all the cats are awaiting his return, or honoring his absence.