This is a photo of myself and our first tortoishell cat, Livi. I have a passion of these sassy, brindle coloured girls. She was INCREDIBLY special and such a character. We lost her in 2013 to cancer...vile, vile disease. What I wanted to say is she inspired a lot of the biro drawings...she was a typical naughty tortie and got into so much mischief, despite being 17 when she died. Beamer, Liv's partner in crime, a big chubby ginger tom was the opposite. He loved cuddles and food and cuddles and food...and cudd...you can see where I am going with this! He passed away in the bright sunshine in May 2014 at the same age as Liv. So, after being catless for 5 mths, 2 more torties came into our lives....Babette and Vivienne. They continue to inspire where Liv and Beam left off and I am sure they will feature in this blog from time to time.