June 9, 2009

It’s a sad and reflective time in the Mackenzie household. In February we lost our pretty kitty Chutney, and just a few days ago, her sister calico Maikai joined her. They were 18 years old.

bye-bye-kitties.gifChutney (left) and Maikai (right) a couple years ago.

Dana put up a very sweet post on his blog about Maikai, who was “his” cat, if you’d like to go and see it.

What does this have to do with appliqué? Nothing much, except that I’m moved to share that this snap of Maikai sitting in the kitchen windowsill served as the basis for my “Cat” block in Easy Appliqué Blocks.


Bye-ye calicoes. It’s a lot quieter in the house now after all these years, with only your third sister Pixel and, of course, Willie the quilt puppy. We miss you.

XO Kay


6 Responses to “Bye-bye kitties”

  1. Jane Weston on June 10th, 2009 5:23 am

    Sorry to hear about your cats…so sad. It sounds like the cats were very close if one died so soon after the other…you often hear about that with old couples…so it could be true in animals too.


  2. Susan Brubaker Knapp on June 10th, 2009 8:18 am

    I’m so sorry, Kay! It is very hard to lose a beloved pet.

  3. Robin Gold on June 10th, 2009 9:18 am

    I’m sorry to hear your sad news, Kay. We lost our 18-year-old cat in November, so I know how it feels — 18 years is a very long time to have a pet, and so it seems very empty without them. Hugs to you all!

  4. Marcia on June 11th, 2009 2:00 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m glad they were loved and had a good family. Hugs

  5. Holly on June 11th, 2009 9:36 pm


    I was so very sorry to read about your kitty, both your kitties. 18 years is a very long time. Please know that my thoughts are with you. Purrs and hugs to both you and Dana.


  6. Julie on June 13th, 2009 2:47 pm

    Beautiful cats ! Sorry for your loss. One reminds me of one from my childhood. Ours now are 16 yrs and 10 yrs and the female one loves to sew with me.