This entry comes from reader “daveau”. The story is lovely and the photo priceless:
While we have many, many winsome photos of our cats, this is one of our favorites. It was taken in February 1998, on one of those strange 70ish degree days in Chicago (NW side). This is the first time that we let the grrrls out in the back yard. We propped open the door, and they must have stood there for quite a while, since we had time to get a camera and snap a photo. We caught them right before they headed down the steps to a brave new world. Bryxie (L) was a 5 month old British Shorthair, and Keeshu, a Birman, was almost a year. The curiosity and apprehension in their faces (yes, I’m anthropomorphising) is absolutely priceless.
Our sweet little Bryxie Pye died earlier this year from HCM, but she spent many happy years predating in the back yard. Keeshu is 13 now, and is still an adventure cat.
Yesterday daveau sent me an image of Keeshu, now 13. She’s apparently acquired laser eyes: