Lot's of people wanted Kringle and Noel so they got very good homes but the girls were sad to see them go :(
Another time Samantha had 13 kittens! She could hardly keep her belly off the floor before they were born! Two of the kittens were so tiny that they didn't look like they could live. Grandma Arizona was staying with us at the time and she rubbed one with a wash cloth until he squalled and woke up and then Mom got an eye dropper and gave the other one a drop of Vodka because he wasn't moving at all. They blew in his face and rubbed him all over and sure enough, he opened his little mouth and mewed:) So they named those 2 Little Bit and Little Vodka. And when it got time for them to go to other homes, those two were the first ones picked!
This picture was taken when some of the brothers and sisters had gone to new homes, but you can see some were white like Charlie Brown and some were grey like Sammy. Sister Tina, was in 7th heaven, she loved cats more then almost anything in the whole world!
During the this time, of course their were other animals and one of them was a Dog sister named Minnie Mouse, that we will discuss later:) Lots of people hated Minnie Mouse but Samantha hated her most! and one day Minnie Mouse was chasing her and Samantha turned on her and scratched her in the eye! That dog never saw out of that eye again. Sort of sad, and sort of Karma. She chased Sammy all the time and one time Sammy got hung up in a hanger and pulled a muscle in her leg and she limped the rest of her life!
Anyway...Samantha lived a very long wonderful life and all of my human family have fond memories of her. She was so much a part of our lives that it seemed like she was going to live forever. And she almost did!
Samantha is buried under the big pine tree in Manchester. And when she died, Mom said she would never have another cat and she broke her word, we have Little Brother! aka Spike:)