What a great thread - I'm smiling thru the entire thing!!
The Kitten-nino's on the day their mom died and we rescued them (Muddy, Elwood, Koko and Jake), We just got back from Mexico and didn't know the spanish word for kitten, so in jest we called them the Kitten-nino's:
Scarlett and her brother Twinkletoes about a week after we rescued them (their mom died also):
Scarlett, at the moment when she discovered that there is nothing better in the world than "pork" (note smile on my face, yes she is spoiled rotten):
Stumpy, about a week after we found him alone with his tail chopped off in one of our outbuildings:
Stumpy, 10 years later and in love with everything "dog":
The little rascals: Oscar, Spanky and Billie about a week after someone dumped them at our house:
Sam, Shep and Spike: Shep was the house pariah cat and took to sleeping with the dogs as puppies because the other cats didn't like the puppies at the time and left them all alone. This picture actually made the home page of the local Humane Society: