Late Sept/early Oct. 1984 - October 27, 2002
Photo © 1996 Cathy Wilson. All rights
I picked her out from a litter at a pet shelter in Eureka, MT. She was the
one who climbed up and nuzzled my chin.
Cooling off on a hot day
Breed: Domestic Shorthair - tabby
Born: born September/October 1984
Likes: sleeping, being petted
Dislikes: loud noises, strangers
Magic in her more daring days!
Magic's most exciting adventure was one time when we were
camping on our land in Eureka, MT. We slept in a tent. One morning,
we couldn't find Magic anywhere. Merlin was there, but no Magic. We
heard from some neighbors that some coyotes had come through the night
before. We realized they may have gotten her. I looked all over our
20 acres. Finally, I went down to weed around the Christmas trees the
previous owners had planted. (We had discovered them hidden by tall
grasses.) Around dinner time, while Mike was cooking, I asked Merlin where
Magic was. He wandered into the forest. I followed him with my
walking stick that I usually carried in case a hawk or owl thinks one of my
kitties is their dinner. After a bit, I heard a faint meow. It took a bit
to figure out where it was coming from. It was coming from the top of the
largest pine tree on the property! Merlin had led me to her.
Apparently she had climbed up there to escape the coyotes. And it
worked. Now we just had to figure out how to get here down. Since
the tree was in a spot where we were planning to make a pond, Mike decided to go
ahead and fell the tree. He tried the chain saw, but we were afraid the
noise would scare her. He tried an ax, but it shook the tree too
much...especially the top bit, so he switched back to the chain saw. As
the tree fell and neared the ground we saw Magic jump clear. Both her and
Merlin then disappeared into the forest. They both came wandering into
camp about 15 minutes later as though nothing had happened. We were going
to name the pond Magic Tree Lake.
Note: My cats were only ever outside supervised!
5/8/02 Enjoying the sun.