They both died of old age some years ago but I still have photos of them in my home and they will be forever in my heart.
This is "Misty" the Mother
This is "Sandy" the daughter
Pedigree name Zarabell Zavita
When Sandy died I felt distraught and in my grief I wrote the following poem which I imortalised in calligraphy with ornamental lettering, photographed below.
I know you will not be able to read the above so have typed it out.
That pretty cat who stayed awhile
and shared her life with us
Gave so much pleasure every day
and always made a fuss
She knew not of her beauty
that was for our eyes to see
Food, warmth and love was all she asked
then graced us with her dignity
The family was her refuge
the garden her whole world
Her elegance would make you stop
and stroke her back as she uncurled
The pleasure turned to pain one day
as we watched her life just ebb away
But the pain was a flame in a fire of joy
with sparks that brought back memories
Of the day she was born by our bedroom door
to a very proud cat who we still hold dear
Who if she could speak, would I am sure
join us in our epitaph
"A gentle lady missed a lot Sandy darling you are not forgot"