Yesterday, marked one year since Charlie arrived in Kansas City. You might recall that my mom and I flew out to Charlotte, NC, then met Lora Tesh of Soulmate Ragdolls in Salisbury, NC for lunch. After lunch, we drove back to her home/cattery, to pick up Charlie Man and to meet Chiggy Poo.
Chiggy (Trigg) was so small! So was Charlie for that matter, but compared to Charlie he was so small and it was the first time that they met - of course, they wouldn't remember that.
It was hard to leave Chiggy that day, but I knew I'd be back in a month to get him.
The other day, I thought it'd be fun to put Charlie in the Sherpa Sport Duffle that I brought him home in.
Here's Charlie in the carrier on October 16, 2009:
And here's Charlie in the carrier today:
I also decided that the photos might not show how big he is compared to how small he was - so I decided to take a video of him in the carrier:
It's amazing how fast they grow, how dark they get and how you can fall in love with them even more. I remember looking into those eyes of Charlie's last year on October 15th, thinking, "I don't even know you yet." and also thinking that in a year, I would look back at the photos of him at that age and see him in them. I am not sure if that makes sense or not - but when I look at Rags' kitten photos, I can see him in them.