|Duke is on the Left, Duchess on the Right|
Duke was our scardey-kitty. He was always skittish around people and would really only warm up to us in the late evening. We joked that he had a split personality, he would run in terror from us during the day; but would come back for a massage later that evening.
Duchess was almost dog-like. Wherever I was, that is where you would find her. Most often she would sleep at the foot of our bed, then come sit at my feet while I brushed my teeth and shaved in the morning. She was rarely off by herself... she would always be where the family was.
We often called her "Nurse" Duchess. If any of us were sick, she would lay down with us for the duration of our illness.
My children grew up with Duke and Duchess along side them. I am grateful for the attributes of tenderness, care, and compassion that our cats helped develop within Kathryn and Jacob.
We were together as a family to say goodbye to her today. She was a precious and wonderful cat.