Speck – The Book

I lost my 13 year old cat, Speck, in November 2013 and I decided to make a Blurb book about her.  I’ve made Blurb books before, but this one took on a special significance for me.  As I went through my drives and computer and photo books for film prints, I found myself remembering old memories and retracing my history.  The book really is more about me than her.  When a pet / good friend is there for nearly a third of one’s life, a lot can happen.  And, with cats, they are so very gracious.  They never talk back.  They just provide unconditional love.

Here are some of my favorite photographs that I found and some quotes that summed up my love for cats and their love for us.

A Happier Cat Could N'er Be Found
A Happier Cat Could N’er Be Found

“The smallest feline is a masterpiece.” – Leonardo da Vinci

Nap time
Nap time

“I believe cats to be spirits come to earth.  A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.” – Jules Verne

Couch Kitties
Couch Kitties

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France

Fall Speck
Fall Speck

“I’ve found that the way a person feels about cats – and the way they feel about him or her in return – is usually an excellent gauge by which to measure a person’s character.” – P.C. Cast, Marked

Loving girl
Loving girl

“If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.” – Mark Twain

A restful moment after working in the yard.
A restful moment after working in the yard.

“When I look into the eyes of an animal I do not see an animal.  I see a living being.  I see a friend.  I feel a soul.” – A.D. Williams

Speck Doll
Speck Doll

“Meow” means “woof” in cat. – George Carlin

My sweet girl
My sweet girl

Man, I miss this kitty.  She was such a lover and so loyal.  Over my life I have loved many cats, but Speck will always be my girl, and the one that fully stole my heart.  May we all find such loyal and loving furry friends.  Rest in peace, sweet girl.

To view the whole book, click here – Speck – the PDF

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