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Mom, Mac, Me

Mom, Mac, Me

Hi, and thanks everyone for all the nice comments. I have never posted pictures on any website prior to Shorpy. What a place!

Anyway, here I am again with Mom. Presenting our big Persian cat Mac on the back patio. Sadly, Mac caught a skin disease called ringworm from being outside a lot. I am quite sure that there would be some lotion or simple treatment for it nowadays. Then there was no cure and he had to be put down. He was my buddy (so says my Mom). My memories of him are not as clear as I would like.

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It's funny how kids don't always remember things the same way that grown-ups do. So the old kitty, the snuggie bear, or the Grandpa help to remind us of what it was like watching a small person learn to love.

And if you want stucco houses, we've got your stucco houses here in the West. This could be any one of hundreds of backyards I've visited, most looking quite the same (plus a few plastic toys) 50 years later.

Also note the gas pipe stubbed out for the eventual built-in BBQ, right next to what appears to be the ground wire for the old-school power connection.

Nice photo!

I've always liked a stucco house. What a nice photo of you, your lovely mother and Mac.

It's still no picnic even nowadays

We rescued a handsome, rather raffish, free-ranging former tomcat a few years ago. Got him shots, and found out he'd already been neutered, but left him as an outside cat. Even though my husband was mildly allergic, Jock became "his" cat, and was really almost dog-like in his devotion.

A couple of years later, he too got ringworm. It is now curable, but the treatment entails an extended round of medication that can kill the animal, so weekly blood count tests are also required, and many cats don't make it. Jock was cured, but of course had to become an indoors cat, and now my husband is the one on meds!

Thanks for the lovely pics. You look like my darling little brother at that age.

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