On the first bitter cold day the week before Christmas, 04, Kathy thought she heard kittens
mewing. She saw two little kittens sitting on the driveway. They had apparently been abandoned by some unfeeling
Kathy called me as I was working out of town. We both knew they had to be brought in or would freeze
to death. Unfortunately, they would not let Kathy touch them. Initially they would not go in the garage and even
climbed up in the engine bay of her car. As it got later in the day and colder, they eventually ran into the garage
and joined the gang.
Splash adopted them immediately. He became a surrogate mother. For their first two weeks, where
Splash went, the kittens went. Everyone was fine with their coming except Brother. He was really upset the first
week, but has mellowed and is now rubbing noses with them.
Blaze is the gray and white one and is a little girl. Domino is a little boy. Blaze is much
tamer and almost ready for cuddling.
UPDATED JUNE, 2005
Blaze is growing into a lovely little lady. Somewhat shy and reserved, she will tolerate
petting, but only at her invitation. She has been a terrific big sister for Grayson. Blaze is still very close
to Splash. She loves to play with feather toys and "Da Bird" will drive her insane. With her nose blaze and her
slanted almond eyes, I think she has one of the most beautiful feline faces.
UPDATED OCTOBER, 2006
Blaze is one of my enigma cats (the other is her brother , Domino). She follows me around
and loves to play, but will not let Kathy or me pet her. She also totally panics if she is in the house and finds the
door to the garage closed. I wonder what ghosts from the past still haunt her? Otherwise she is fine and seems
very healthy and happy.
UPDATED JULY 2010
Miss Blaze remains an enigma. She loves to play and will come to ask for food, but after all this time,
I still cannot pet either her or her brother, Domino. I doubt I ever will. That is OK. I love her enough
for the both of us.