|You can't beat a good cat story! This was a very enjoyable read.
Your descriptions, both physical and personality, was wonderful. You allowed the reader to see the cats as intrigal parts of the story without becoming overly sacrene.
There were some problems with the construction, however, that cause some difficulty in following the plot. For example, you don't tell the reader that you are on vacation until the last paragraph. Up until that point the reader is left wondering why one cat is in the bush and the other on the path. Yes, you allude that the kitten is in another part: of the state? country? city?, but that lends unclarity when switching. It's almost as if the stories are three completely unrelated events, maybe the use of the stars between paragraphs added to the feeling of disconnectedness. Another convention used that slows down the flow is the incorrect use of ellipsis (...) for pause. In writing, commas, semicolons, and periods are used to indicate pauses not ellipsis which are used to indicate that something has been left out.
Oh, Jiminy, look how I've gone on! The story has really wonderful moments, especially that last image of the kitten sitting in Dianes lap, that have the makings of a major short story if you just fleshed it out more.