A Sailor and A Cat


Ross, relaxing with Little. He reminded me right away that Little’s original name was George and that Kitten’s original name was Simba. Way back when, the kids couldn’t agree on a name for “Simba” (I can’t remember who wanted that and who didn’t, but Ross probably liked that one since he remembered it.) While they were arguing over it, I started calling him Kitten. Then Ross’s high school girlfriend gave us Little, who was named George, but that name was in some dispute also so I started calling him Little Kitten to differentiate him from Kitten.

And forever after they became Kitten and Little.

Little is still very little, and so is Kitten, so they are aptly named!


  1. jean says:

    Have you stopped hugging and kissing him yet? Hell, I just got a happy smile on my face seeing him home again.

  2. Landodixy says:

    Little reminds me of my cat, Stanley, except that Stanley weighs well over 20 lbs so he isn’t Little!

    Thanks for taking the time to post updates! We CITR addicts just can’t get enough!

  3. catslady says:

    That’s a wonderful pic!!! 15 yrs. ago a feral cat came to our back porch with 3 kittens and were eating the food I had put out for the birds (popcorn and bread). I named them Little Brown Guy, Little Black Guy and Little Yellow Guy. Yellow guy disappeared (I assume someone took him in). I brought in Little Brown Guy (who got renamed Little Guy and he turned into a she and she just passed this year at 15) and cared for Little Black Guy (who was renamed Slinky and also a she who had more kittens that I took in) for 15 years until she passed away this year too. I could go on but I just wanted to tell you about the name changes like your two lol.

  4. Miss Becky says:

    Beautiful photo Suzanne. I love any photo of Kitten, or Little. And it doesn’t hurt my eyes to see a pic of a sailor either… :yes:

  5. Christine says:

    I can’t get over how grown up he looks. Not that he didn’t before, but now he has that rugged manly sailor look. LOL

  6. Angela says:

    Hey Suzanne!

    We’ve been having problems with our internet service also for over a month. I believe we both have HN. Good luck with getting a technician to your house! One never came to ours after a week of calls. My husband told them we were canceling it when a tech finally called and he found out he was in fact local. Anyway, we were over a week without it. My husband unplugged the box for a few hours and then plugged it back in and it worked. We’ve had to do that a few other times too.

    Merry Christmas!

  7. lizzie says:

    When Sam was 4, I had just gotten a divorce and was going through a bad time, anyway a co worker had kittens and we took one, she was all black and very thin, Sam named her Sheshow, then she became Mean kitty and now she is Fat kitty!!! she is now 9 yrs old! has lots of personality and loves to cuddle! likes to eat toooo! :eating:

  8. leavesofthefall says:

    Wow… he looks all grown up! (not the kitten, Ross! lol) My dad and grandpa were sailors… anchors away!

    Merry Christmas to you all!

  9. Linda Segerson says:

    You have a very handsome son…I have 2 brothers that retired from the Navy (20 yrs). Go Navy!!!!!
    Merry Christmas and enjoy the family all being together.

  10. texwisgirl says:

    I just love seeing a macho guy with a kitty cat. 🙂 I know you can’t stop taking pix of him… 🙂

  11. Zshawn says:

    what a handsome guy! thank him for his service from a mountaineer living in new york.

  12. AnnieB says:

    What a great shot – big strong guy and soft little kitty. Life is good that way!

  13. Beth Brown says:

    Suzanne – How happy I am for you that you have your son home for Christmas – right where he belongs! Merry Christmas to you all!

    Beth aka oneoldgoat

  14. Leah says:

    We named one of our kittens Sissy until I took Sissy to the vet and found out she was really a he. So we renamed him a more masculine name,Linus! :help:

  15. Joycee says:

    Welcome home Ross! Know you are walking on clouds with all your “chicks” under your wing Suzanne! Thanks for a year of inspiration, sharing your trials and tribulations, teaching us how to milk a cow…catch a calf, your blog is Walton’s Mountain and we all crave that in our lives! Merry Christmas and may 2011 hold much happiness and good health for your family!

  16. Madeline says:

    Merry Christmas Suzanne.. and thanks to Ross for his service!! So glad you are surrounded by all your kids for the holidays.Many blessings and hugs to all of you and thank you for brightening my days with your farm stories!!!!!

  17. gldno1 says:

    What a happy picture!

    I am so glad he could come home for Christmas.

    Have a wonderful time together.

    Merry Christmas from the Ozarks!

  18. Cyndy Buiniskis says:

    Everyone home for Christmas – wonderful.
    Kids joining Mom in making popcorn garland – adorable.
    Grown son allowing Mom to photograph him snuggling with cat – PRICELESS.
    Have a blessed, memory-filled Christmas!

  19. Ramona says:

    Cute picture of your Big Un and Little.

    Merry XMAS.

  20. DoTson99 says:

    Love the picture of your son and Little, our son is in Japan but not in the service, he is 28 yrs. old and went over there to teach this past January, there has been 5-6 earthquakes since he went there and he said they had a typhoon the other day where he is but so far he is ok. I had a cat named Little also and she was very special to me, we had to put her to sleep in 2004 because she was hit by a car a year or so earlier and when her pelvis bone grew back it caused her a lot of bowl problems, we doctored her2 times a day but not keep things working. A couple months before we put her down I was sleeping in my recliner (knee pain)during the night she woke me when she got on my lap, then she walked down and laid on one knee til it quit hurting then went to the other til it quit hurting then she jumped down. Thanks for all the pic’s and stories Bill

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