Carmella came to us from the streets of West Philadelphia to fill the void left by the passing of another cat.
We had a few endearments for her over the years. She was a unique cat in that she was more like a dog. She liked people. We called her our "Greeter" because she would run out the door to meet whatever stranger pulled up in the driveway.
We called her our "Food Kitty" because she loved her food. Shortly after she moved in we had an outdoor party and she played clean up crew gobbling up the potato chip pieces which fell on the ground. She loved to lick whip cream(we gave this to her sparingly) and coconut oil off our fingers.
We nicknamed her "Iron Lady" because as sweet as she could be she also had a tough steely exterior with a determined "Don't mess with me I am the Queen" alpha attitude that probably came from her days in West Philly.
She liked to take walks with us on the pine tree trail covered softly by years of pine needle shedding that surrounds the property. She also had a favorite sunning spot on the slate covered low wall that would warm from the heat of the sun.
She went to the groomers every May to receive a "Lion Cut" because her coat was so thick it would become matted and actually painful. She came home from the groomers and seemed to strut proudly to show off her new look and undoubtedly new feel.
Carmella brought countless joy and smiles to her pet parents and the many people she encountered.
Carmella was diagnosed with lymphoma and licked coconut oil off our fingertips to the very end.
Carmella passed on 2/23/2022 in our arms wrapped in a towel on her favorite sunning spot on the low wall covered in slate.