Household - John Deitz & Richard Thomas

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Our Household

John Deitz & Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas (left), John Deitz (right). When we were a lot younger!

 I think this was sort of our formal "partnering" photograph -- it was taken on 3 October 1986, and I suspect it was my idea.  We met on 28 July 1977, and starting sharing the household in 1981. 

John & Richard   A more modern picture:  At the opening of the "As Time Goes By" Remembering Ingrid Bergman Exhibit at the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society, Saturday, August 14, 2004

Zebadiah (Zeb for short). Better known as "here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty." 

When Richard moved in, I had two cats (left over from my kids) -- Sarah and Midnight (siblings).  When they died, Richard went to the pound and brought home Pogo (he had amazing leaping abilities). 

Zeb was with us since 1992, and was very gifting when he was young -- brought us birds, mice, and other small animals nearly nightly—some dead, some not, some unidentifiable.  He was also very friendly with strangers and guests—folks often commented that he behaved more like a dog than a cat.

Zebadiah died 1 Aug 2012, at home, surrounded by his loving family.  He was nearly twenty years old—a very old age for a cat.

All our cats have been black.