This Week’s Descendant

Salt and Katie, from the story Salt and the Sea Venture,  were two of the first cats to come to North America. Before Europeans arrived, domestic cats did not live in the western hemisphere. For that matter, neither did rats or mice. But with the arrival of the colonists and their vermin, cats became very valuable.

This is Adelaide.

Adelaide reminds me a lot of Salt and Katie’s daughter, Pepper from Pepper and Pocahontas. Her person is Kathy LaFontaine, from Kenner, Louisiana. Her green eyes are absolutely fabulous.

Do you have a descendant of Salt and Katie? Send me their picture and I’ll feature them on the blog.


About mgill0627

I've always been a story teller. This made for some interesting missing homework and late for curfew tales. But I've never had a head for the pedantic rules of grammar and spelling. This made for some interesting comma placement and spelling choices. About ten years ago I decided to figure out how to share my stories, in spite of my shortcomings. I'm lucky to have great colleagues who can help me with the fine details. My favorite class in school was American History. The Colonial Cat's series gives me a chance to write about the great history of the United States and cats!
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2 Responses to This Week’s Descendant

  1. mgill0627 says:

    I know, those eyes, and that little pink nose. Very sweet.


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