Last week, one of my kitties passed away suddenly. Cookie came to us about 11 years ago. My daughters and I attended a swim party to celebrate the end of softball season. The family who hosted the swim party had a young litter of kittens...and boy were they cute, but they were all black kittens. We didn't have a very good history of owning black cats (we had 3 black kitties, at different times, and each one never made it much past 2 years of age) so I said NO MORE BLACK KITTIES! Well, then someone brought out this cute little gray kitty and darn it...lol...home she went with us. Cookie was a little on the timid side and was not very sociable with guests in our house. But when it was just the family, she was very much a lap kitty. As soon as you sat down, she would come plop on your lap, purr up a storm and keep you nice and toasty warm. We will all miss Cookie very much, especially our other cat, Milo. Here's a picture of both Milo and Cookie.