Koh Tao, 2009
Well, the dynamic of our family has changed once again. We now share our home with a delightful and playful little kitty who Ellie named, Crackers because he reminds her of the colour of her goldfish treats. Matt and I wanted to go with a much more formal, Ridley after our favourite director, Sir Ridley Scott who also happens to be a ginger but Ellie’s choice stuck. After much consideration for our beloved, Miss Lucy who is very lonely after the passing of her long time companion, Koh Tao, we thought it time to introduce a new friend. Crackers arrived on Friday night after we made two visits to the Humane Society. Ellie is preparing for a corrective eye surgery this summer – as her one tendon does not rotate her eyeball upward – so we spent last Thursday at Sick Kids which was a long process as is usual. After the visit, Ellie was feeling somewhat discouraged at the idea of the upcoming surgery but was a real trooper through the 4 hour visit. To cheer her up, I decided to make a quick detour to the Humane Society before going home and together we found Crackers in one of the last cages and instantly he struck us as the match we had waited for. This transistion comes after a tearful good-bye to my very first cat, Koh Tao a year ago. He was a beautiful little guy with attitude, a demand for affection and a purr that could lull anyone into a deep slumber. He was pure love in my heart from the moment I met him. I had Koh Tao exactly 12 years almost to the hour. He was adopted on March 18, 2000 in St Paul, MN and passed on March 18, 2012 in Toronto. As time moves forward and the wind changes again we were very pleased to watch Lucy welcome Crackers in her own feline way. Welcome, Crackers!