Outdoor cats either survive their first couple of years and live to old age like Mottle, or they get hit by cars at age one.

RIP 9/17/02

We got a new cat from the shelter recently. A break with tradition -- she's not black! She is very friendly, and I named her Squeak, because her purr is high pitched and a little odd sounding (and you get to listen to it a lot because I haven't heard her not purring yet :-)

She is one year old, and very active especially compared to Mottle. Getting these pictures was a trick because she would not stand still!