19 years and 1 month ago, mum came across a kitten in a pet shop that had a price tag of $25, which was cheaper than the others because this little cat had long fur. Being rather young and inexperienced at being a cat, she didn't yet know how to clean herself properly and was aptly nicknamed 'Stinky'. Her real name was Mepus which is a name that was given to the cats in our family at any given time. When I was growing up, we had a cat with a curly tail named Mepus. We adopted a stray into the family that we named Mepussycat, because you couldn't have 2 cats named Mepus at the same time.
It is with great sadness that we had to put the latest Mepus to sleep this morning. She had a good innings and was loved by everyone who met her. Here are a few pictures I've captured of her throughout the years.