This Cat

L’l Gray (BELOW) was a victim of relocation gone wrong this Spring, and she is greatly missed.

(LEFT & RIGHT) Multi-colored beauties were a sample of the many healthy and hued variety L’l Gray produced over her tenure as a devoted mother. Over a period of five years, her numerous families of kittens were a gift to residents who enjoyed the backyard venue.

The first two photos of kittens were one of L’l Gray’s first broods, four little lovelies from an orange mate. The photo (ABOVE) of the strong-shouldered, protective mother is her family from the Fall of 2020. Only three kittens are visible. A fourth is huddled farther under the board pile.

LITTLE GRAY (ABOVE), aka L’L GRAY, a mother superior.

(ABOVE) The last two. Solo (RIGHT) and Specks, or Elsa (LEFT) were the last two kittens L’l Gray gave us. They were born in the Spring of 2021.

L’l Gray’s Spring of 2020 kittens (ABOVE) demonstrated the familiar colorful offspring she nearly always produced. The gray on the far right is long-haired, also a feature that occurred now and then in L’l Gray’s babies. These tykes were fathered by a long-haired gray mate.

No matter where L’l Gray actually birthed her families, she habitually brought them to this board pile beside a utility shed for show and tell and protection.

All of L’l Gray’s kittens pictured here were happily adopted. For that, we remain grateful.

We’ll always affectionately remember you, L’l Gray.

Photos from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

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