by Janet Blue on February 21, 2014


This is Chloe. She adopted us in 1992 and was with us for 11 years. She was in heat when she arrived at our door and already had a couple of previous litters according to our vet.

We’d never seen her in our neighborhood prior to that day and have no idea how she ended up in our yard. As we were heading out of town for the weekend when we discovered her, we had no choice but to leave her outside. Amazingly, she was waiting for us upon our return.  After having her spayed, she became our first calico.

She left us for the RB almost as mysteriously as she arrived. Our friend, who was minding the kitties while we were on vacation, found her one morning lying next to our bed. She had a small amount of blood next to her mouth, but no other evidence of something having happened to her.

Chloe taught us that calicos are mysterious and unpredictable cats, often with bi-polar tendencies. Like Lily Olivia, she often lost her temper and was not the favorite of the other kitties living with us. But, of course, we loved her. And I hope you have enjoyed meeting her.

We are participating again this Saturday in Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop. Click on the badge to submit your link or see the other submissions.




Timmy Tomcat February 24, 2014 at 6:20 pm

A beautiful lady cat
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Connie February 24, 2014 at 2:34 pm

such a beautiful tribute
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Savannah's Paw Tracks February 23, 2014 at 11:26 pm

ahhh…sweet Chloe…truly a lovely ladycat…RIP and fly free dear girl
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Kitty Cat Chronicles February 23, 2014 at 3:47 pm

So great to meet Chloe! I had a calico growing up that also had bi-polar tendencies. She didn’t really like anybody, except for me. I miss her to this day, as I’m sure you miss your Chloe. Sorry to hear about her strange and mysterious passing, but so happy to hear that you gave her such a loving home! Beautiful pictures as well.

Clooney February 22, 2014 at 10:09 pm

We enjoyed hearing about your Chloe and really like the art picture you created of her. So sorry to hear of her mysterious passing. We are glad she had your loving home for the years she did though.
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Cathy Keisha February 22, 2014 at 8:50 pm

What a beautiful kitty and a nice piece of art. Autumn was a calico and she was the sweetest cat. Nothing bi-polar about her.
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Maxwell, Faraday & Allie February 22, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Oh we are so very very sorry you lost Chloe so mysteriously, that must have been difficult for you…
But yes indeed, we are very happy to meet her – and in such a beautiful way!
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Spitty the Kitty February 22, 2014 at 7:32 pm

What a pretty girl. The Human has never had a calico–they are beautiful! Your mystery girl had a long happy life with you XOXOXO
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The Island Cats February 22, 2014 at 5:39 pm

That is a cool picture of Chloe. She sounds like a great cat…although she sounds like a typical calico! 🙂
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Pawesome Cats February 22, 2014 at 3:00 pm

What a beautiful, and special girl. Happy Caturday!
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Whisppy February 22, 2014 at 2:01 pm

What a pretty girl. We know what you mean about Calicos having “bi-polar tendencies”. Coco our Calico is a little strange but we still love her. 🙂
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Raven February 22, 2014 at 1:40 pm

So sorry to hear that Chloe has left you. Sounds like you were both lucky to have found each other and shared some wonderful times together.
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Flynn February 22, 2014 at 1:25 pm

Chloe was a beautiful girl.
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Athena February 22, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Beautiful cat! I’m sure she’s watching over you all from the RB 🙂
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Caren Gittleman February 22, 2014 at 11:41 am

what a beautiful girl Chloe was and I loved the story. It is as if she was so meant to be with you…….cats find US, we don’t find them.
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Grace February 22, 2014 at 11:14 am

They choose us – they know where ‘home’ is…
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Deb Barnes - Zee and Zoey February 22, 2014 at 10:22 am

We always enjoy the stories of how kitties come into our lives… very touching post…

Purrs from the Zee and Zoey Gang!

speedyrabbit February 22, 2014 at 8:55 am

she was a lovely kitty,xx Speedy
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Brian February 22, 2014 at 8:30 am

Chloe was a beautiful girl and our peeps love calicos too. We are sorry she had to up and leave like that.
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Sammy February 22, 2014 at 6:31 am

Hi Kitties! Would you believe we just realized that we aren’t getting notices of your blog posts? FOR SHAME….I’m so embarrassed that I didn’t just come here on my own even without a notice!! Hope we are forgiven – you know arranging a moon trip is rather “brain-consuming” !!! Loved the story of Chloe…..she was a lucky girl to find you and no doubt had a much happier life with you than she would have had she not turned up out of the blue one day. Nice memories.

Hugs, Sammy
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Molly The Wally February 22, 2014 at 5:44 am

Sweet memories of a special kitty. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly
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Sparkle February 22, 2014 at 1:59 am

Chloe sounds like a special kitty! Humans are very passionate about calicos and torties – at least that seems to be the case here too!
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Katnip Lounge February 22, 2014 at 1:14 am

That place could be called Cafe Chloe! I’ve had a couple calicoes and they are very special cats.
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prancer pie February 22, 2014 at 12:40 am


We love calicos and torties!

Happy Caturday!
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Lone Star Cats February 22, 2014 at 12:33 am

Loved meeting her!
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Layla Morgan Wilde (Cat Wisdom 101) February 22, 2014 at 12:32 am

Calicos are special and not just because they are always female. I’m hopping on the art hop!

Glogirly and Katie February 22, 2014 at 12:26 am

What a sweet girl and sweet memories.
And a beautiful Caturday Art post. XO
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