Skooter was our first cat. We got him in the late eighties when he was five months old. I thought it would be fun to feature him today in some early holiday photos. He went to play at the bridge when he was 14 1/2 years old.

When Skooter came to live with us, we had two small dogs. Once they joined Skooter at the RB, we never got another dog. Our house has seen a steady stream of kitties, some finding us and vice versa. The current group are numbers 10 through 17.

An itty-bitty kitten even showed up at the front door one Christmas Eve. I knew we couldn’t keep her, but I let her in and called her Noel. She was promptly adopted by a visiting friend.

Skooter has the illustrious honor of being the only kitty ever to pull the Christmas Tree over when he got his head caught in a string of lights.

I hope you enjoy a look back at our original cat, Skooter.

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