Posted 1 year ago
Back in the spring of 1989 while my mom was in the back yard hanging clothes on the line to dry, a young adult cat, from behind her, jumped up onto her shoulders. The stray cat was never seen before that incident. The cat stuck around, and around, and around. It would become a permanent member of the family. We guess that Tippy must have been born in the summer of 1988. We never had a tortoise shell type of cat before. A few years later she had one kitten. Lily. Lily disappeared after 7 or 8 years. Both were friendly type cats but also private. This photo of Tippy was her at age 27. The photo was taken late summer of 2015 a few days before she walked Rainbow Bridge. She sure did live a great life when she ventured into the back yard in 1989. Oh, forgot to add. Look at her tail. The reason for her name.