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erugs
07-23-2009, 09:26 AM
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/N/NH_MOUNT_WASHINGTON_TOP_CAT_NHOL-?SITE=NHMAL&SECTION=STATE&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Nin lived a good life and was an inspiration to a lot of us cool cats.

smitty77
07-23-2009, 10:40 AM
That's a shame, but he lived a long and full life. I can only hope my cats live that long.

wardsgirl
07-23-2009, 11:51 AM
RIP Nin:(

He was one awesome cat!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3476/3748945563_bf4f29d241.jpg?v=0
from your cat friends!

WhiteMTHike
07-23-2009, 12:14 PM
Sad news. RIP Nin.

TrishandAlex
07-23-2009, 12:23 PM
:( RIP, kitty.

Seeker
07-23-2009, 02:46 PM
Wow! 19 or 20 is LOOONG kitty life. Must have been all that clean mountain air. He had a good life.

Kevin, Judy and Emma
07-23-2009, 04:35 PM
I had the pleasure of cooking Nin his last Thanksgiving dinner on the summit.
http://www.ghostflowers.com/forumshots/turkey.jpg
Nin waits with his friend Red while Chris carves the turkey.

http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/comments/2007/IMG_3102.JPG
Boy, did he love turkey! Photo by Lintern, (Thanks!)

http://www.ghostflowers.com/forumshots/nin.jpg
What do you do after eating a big turkey dinner?

I'll miss you, old buddy! :(

KDT

Dr. Dasypodidae
07-23-2009, 06:17 PM
Thanks for the photos, Kevin. RIP, Nin. The Obsy is now in good paws with Marty, going on 18 months.

Steve-o
07-23-2009, 09:52 PM
I had the pleasure of cooking Nin his last Thanksgiving dinner on the summit.
http://www.ghostflowers.com/forumshots/turkey.jpg
Nin waits with his friend Red while Chris carves the turkey.

http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/comments/2007/IMG_3102.JPG
Boy, did he love turkey! Photo by Lintern, (Thanks!)

http://www.ghostflowers.com/forumshots/nin.jpg
What do you do after eating a big turkey dinner?

I'll miss you, old buddy! :(

KDT

Geez, for a second there, I thought you were carving up Nin for thanksgiving dinner.

For some reason I thought that Nin had perished back this winter and was replaced.

Coincidentaly, I hiked Washington July 15th ( the next day )
I've never been downstairs to the museum/gift shop, so I though I would check it out.

I immediately noticed posters of cats all over the place.
I asked the woman behind the desk how the new summit cat was, not realizing Nin died the day before.

She said," Great ".

There are posters, postcards, magnets, shirts ect. available for purchase of
the new cat, i want to say his name is Marty, but, not sure. mostly black,
Seems to be aclimated and doing well.:)

walker
07-23-2009, 10:49 PM
He won the lottery when he ended up at the Obs. Plenty of love, food, at one hell of a view (plus all the mice and voles he could find.:o
He will be missed:(:(

cbcbd
07-23-2009, 11:33 PM
Adorable pics, all! What a great cat and what a long life!
RIP Nin kitty

Dr. Dasypodidae
07-24-2009, 12:28 AM
Here is a link to Eric Pinder's website, former Observer and author of 'Cat in the Clouds,' a recently published 32-page book for kids (apparently lots of photos). There is a classic photo (not sure if it's in the book, but is sold as a post card at the MWO museum) of Inga, who preceded Nin and Marty on the summit, in which she is stuck outside looking through a window with rime frost on her whiskers and a forlorn look in her eyes ('hey, when is someone going to let me in?).

http://www.ericpinder.com/html/cats.html