Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Razzy was about eight weeks old in this picture. My husband and I adopted her as a celebration of purchasing our first house, but little did we know what we were getting into! She was still partly wild and remained more headstrong and willful than any animal I have ever seen. She was reliably independent during the day but extremely cuddly at bedtime, and always seemed to know when one of us was sad or not feeling well. She had a litter of five kittens and we kept the little runt, Minion (DK from Oct 2, 2008). She grew more calm, friendly, and accepting of attention after her litter and became an even better companion to us than we would have ever predicted. She was killed in October of 2009 at the age of two years and five months old and her loss was absolutely devastating. We still miss her but we’re so glad to have had the opportunity to have her, even if it was far too short.