Our girl Pumpkin was a beautiful, sweet baby who loved everyone. She was a warrior, having escaped a few summers ago and staying gone for almost a month before showing up out of the blue one evening. She always made her wants and needs known (even in the wee hours of the morning) by scratching at the bedroom door to get in or out, or standing at the food/water bowl yowling until we filled it, or jumping/climbing on the bed to demand pets. She was a stray we took in when she was very young, and she chose leave us just as she came to us, on her own terms. We will miss her dearly, but know she is happier having crossed the rainbow bridge. She is now with my mother. Bless you sweet Pumpkin!