Almost 13 years ago, Prancer, along with her sister Dancer, came into our lives. We visited the Eagle County animal shelter and saw these 2 beautiful Tortie kittens, who meowed loudly at us from the moment they saw us. They talked to us and followed us through the glass, and as soon as we held them, there was no doubt, they were coming home with us. My oldest daughter and I put them in a carrier and when we picked up the younger kids, they wondered what the scratching noises were that came from the front seat. What a surprise to find kittens!
A few years later, on the ride from Vail to Fort Collins, the cats escaped their carrier and roamed the car freely. Prancer rode on the headrest behind the driver’s seat, bonding with her new “dad.”
After her sister Dancer didn’t come home one day seven years ago, Prancer mourned her loudly throughout the house until we adopted a new sister, Roxie. We were all broken hearted over losing Dancer. Prancer curiously acquired Dancer’s more loving personality and from then on she was our lap cat.
She stuck by you if you were sick or hurting. She had the softest fur you could cry into and she didn’t mind. She lovingly brought us little critters she left by the front door and ferociously chased the big dogs out of our yard. She purrred like a freight train.
We miss our sweet Prancer so much but she lives on in our hearts. We think of her now – dancing with her sister – playing and chasing – Prancer and Dancer together again.