Lucky adopted us in Feb. of '99. I had just had gallbladder surgery and was laid up. Allison was a little baby and John and Mitch noticed her outside around the house. I told them, "Do not feed her or she will stay!" (not really wanting a cat right then) Well, they fed her and by the time I was up and around she was ours. Lucky was a great hunter and always kept the mice at bay. She was self-sufficient and would be happy roaming outside and then coming inside to snuggle. As Allison became a toddler she would call Lucky, "My Kee-Kee Baby." Which was a nickname that stuck with her. Lucky easily moved with us from our house on Laura Lane to our present house and quickly established her authority in the neighborhood with all the other cats. Even though she was a petite she was strong and the other cats did not mess with her.
She will be greatly missed for her hunting abilities, cuddling and love she shared with us for so long.
*** Above is a favorite picture of her cuddling in a basket.