Storm’s First Christmas

Jan 3, 2012. This says it all.

For those who don’t know Storm. She was our rescue kitty. The blog from May 29, 2011-Kitty Karma-describes our first encounter which happened between the first leg of our World Race 2011 and the departure for China.  She was not in our plan!

We say we found her, but really she found us. Even with her badly damaged right rear leg and a prognosis that included amputation, our granddaughter, Elle wanted to keep her. Happy to report, she didn’t have to have the leg amputated and while she has an immobile ankle joint but it has not stopped her curiosity. She has turned out to be a very satisfactory family-oriented cat. This is Storm in Elle’s Christmas tree. More photos of Storm follow.

Christmas nap
Fish watching
Climbing tree

The only negative about this kitty is when Elle brought her back to visit us. She showed no appreciation for our role in her life. Instead she had transferred her affection to Elle and Matt and treated us like uninteresting humans, ignoring us almost completely! Oh well, such is the life of a very contented and well-loved kitty.


About ejhowle23

Authors and adventurers, participated in the World Race 2011, an automobile rally from New York to Paris, crossing three continents and 14,000 land miles. Following much the same route as the setting for our debut novel, The Long Road to Paris. This blog describes our own adventures and challenges. And now you can follow our Bahamas sailing adventure that provides the setting for our second novel, Night Watch. Our rally, the African Safari Challenge, crossed five countries in South Africa in May 2014 and in 2015 we participated in the second Trans-American rally this time from Nova Scotia to San Francisco. Spring of 2016 we travelled 28 days around Australia with friends from previous rallies and in the fall participated in our most exhausting rally through Argentina, Chili and Peru- the Rally of the Incas. We were awarded the Against All Odds award. We're still not sure if this was for us or our car. Stewball never broke down and we hardly did. We will soon take on Iceland as a self-drive tour and in the fall of 2017 we will participate in the Odyssey Italia and then back to Africa for a do-over (almost) of the Africa Safari Challenge.
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3 Responses to Storm’s First Christmas

  1. Mike Grogan says:

    Loved the update and photos of Storm. I also feel some “ownership,” having been there on “finding day.” And don’t take it too personally that she has switched allegiances. Afterall, it is often the way with children that we take our parents for granted!

    Melissa and I wish you both — and your extended family — a very Happy New Year.

    • ejhowle23 says:

      Thanks Mike. Yes, you and Melissa do have some ownership with Storm. Called just Kitty when you met her. What a day that was. She has turned out to be a very people oriented cat and we are glad she has proved to be such a good “child” for Ellen and her boyfriend Matt. Will keep any baby urges at bay! At least for awhile.
      Happy new year to you both as well.

  2. TBC says:

    Mreow! Prrrrr! MooseCat approves of the way Storm has taken to her now-not-so-new family.

    Too bad she has forgotten to appreciate you two!

    Take care,


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