Those are truly great stories! Except for the deaths. But seems like y'all were still blessed with great cats!!! I just love cats. They're my favorite animal. I want your Scardy cat......she's so darn cute. A calico tabby! I've never seen one. I'm trying to talk my husband into letting us keep one of Layla's kittens. I haven't had a girl in years. Seems as though all of the strays or wilds that have come into my life have been boys!!! Don't get me wrong! My Austin is my son for sure. And my Sam. And every cat I've ever had. I just miss having a girl around.
Yeah, girl cats certainly have attitude, but they are so sweet also. I've noticed that girl cats tend to be more skittish and snippy towards one another, while males are far more laid back (I call them the hippies of the cat world) but when they fight, they are far more serious. All the strays we've ever had were males, we've never had a female stray except one time when we brought her home with us (she didn't come to our yard). We kept one of our own kittens, and she was the sweetest thing in the whole world! That would be Miracle, one of the best cats ever. We also have Genny (Genevieve) who lost her tail from getting hit by a car but other then that is fine. She certainly has 9 lives, and is FULL of attitude.
We are very lucky to have such a pretty cat like Scardy. I think she is called a Patched Tabby and White (or maybe a Torbie).
I can't wait to see pictures of your kittens when they are born!!!!!!