Chester was born on April 20, 1994 in Eureka, California. My sister and I were sharing an apartment at the time with my son. She had been wanting us to get a kitten for quite awhile and finally she just did it. She had borrowed my car for a mystery errand and a few hours later came walking into my work (I worked at a real-life record store. Yes the kind with real vinyl records and home-made bins), with this little ball of grey fluff. As I knew it would happen, I was immediately smitten.

Chester has had a very interesting life and has traveled with us and other family members from Northern California all the way to the Hill Country in Austin, TX. I just wanted to take this time to acknowledge him and thank him for all these years of love and companionship. We are looking forward to many more years of the same.

(I was inspired to give thanks to our sweet Chester after reading this post over at Sleepy Cat Hollow. The loss of a special pet can be very difficult and I think this family found a beautiful way to honor their kitty. Plus, he looked like he could have been Chester's twin.)