our first cat, Tura Collyer

We got her at the San Francisco SPCA at the age of 3½ in 1993 and she came with that name. Tura is a Siberian word, meaning ``a howling blizzard'', which is quite appropriate, so we assume her previous owners were Russian.

We took these 11 May 1998 in our house in New Providence, NJ with an HP auto-focus digital camera.

These were taken 3 May 2000.

These pictures were taken in early November of 2000.

She was diagnosed with jaw cancer in November 2001. These pictures were taken in December of 2001.

Chemotherapy seemed to help but she lost the fight and had to be put to sleep 21 March 2002. We miss her.