I was digging through my digital photos to find a snap of an old car for a friend when I stumbled across this cute shot. It’s one of my favorite kid photos – with four furry monsters added to the mix. The shot was taken on Thanksgiving Day 2000 – about 24 hours after we brought our son home from his six week stay in the NICU after deciding to pop considerably early. It was great to finally have him home, and it was extra-great that the kitties welcomed him into their fold and their space.
Counter-clockwise from the bottom left that’s Claudette, Callahan, Petie, and Daddy’s-little-girl, Cleo, who was probably least sure of the bunch what to make of this not-as-furry-as-the-others mewling creature.