I know several of our guests have read our blog post about the cats here in residence at the Thomas Shepherd Inn, and some have met Toonces, the friendlier (although that is not clear from this photo!) of our two indoor siblings, during a visit when they needed a cat fix. Sadly, after 16 years of a pretty good life with us, Toonces has lost his fight with feline myeloma and made his final trip to the vet’s yesterday. We miss him already…
We also lost a few of the outdoor cats over the winter, and now you will see only four on a regular basis – the three orange boys, including Rusty, and one calico, Patches – sunning themselves in our yard. Rusty still tries to get in through the front door on occasion, but in deference to Beavis, our remaining elder indoor cat, we are continuing on as a single-cat household for the time being.
Jeanne & Jim at the
Thomas Shepherd Inn B&B in Shepherdstown, WV