Friday, June 6, 2008

Leif and the Kitty - Virginia - 1976

His whole life, Leif loved cats. Maybe he got that from me. He sure didn't get it from his dad. They say some people are cat people and some people are dog people. I grew up with dogs (and many other animals) as pets, but as an adult, I chose cats.

From the time Leif was tiny, he was fascinated by cats, and I think he loved not only their feline beauty but their independence and their wonderful cuddliness. Leif loved things to cuddle!

This photo was taken when we lived in Charlottesville, Virginia, where his dad was attending the Judge Advocate General's School, where army attorneys are trained. We were there from the summer of 1976 to the summer of 1977.

We lived in a townhouse in a development that had a small lake behind us and a nice woods we could hike in across the street.

This cat wasn't ours. We never knew who he belonged to, but he showed up in our enclosed back patio area occasionally, always to Leif's delight.

Leif was about a year and a half old in this photo.

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