Cupcake was a garden kitty. In the heat of summer days, she slept in the shade of my daylilies, and on cooler days, she sunned herself on top of my brick arches. Cupcake was a stray, and she really belonged to no one, but I belonged to her.
Oh Sharon, what a lovely way to immortalize Cupcake. I hope writing the article helped you through your loss. I haven't had a cat for many years, but I still miss our black kitty, Thomas. I know he would have been my garden buddy too.
He was a little devil, just like Tom in the Tom and Jerry cartoon. He was a 20 lb. solid black cat. My daughter used to put sunglasses on him then pat his behind. He would move his head back and forth just like Stevie Wonder does when he's singing. Cheap thrills! She used to dress him up in her doll's clothes too. He didn't mind it at all.