15 February 2011

No Moar Kittehs

I haz a sad.

I have no more cats.

I wrote about my little cat, Juniper, and her loss back in November.  I knew that Mookie was not far behind, but definitely couldn't think about it over the holidays.  My daughter has gotten very attached to him the last few years and I wanted to wait as long as possible.

Last week I realized that his food dish wasn't being emptied the way that it used to.  That he wasn't in the upstairs hallway meowing at 5 AM for someone to come turn on the tub faucet so he could drink.  Wasn't sleeping with my daughter at night.

I called the vet yesterday, got an appointment for today and talked to my kids about the fact there was a possibility that Mookie wasn't coming home.  And he didn't.

I detailed my story about how I got him a couple years ago in this post.  He's been with me since my senior year of college, and almost 19 years of ups and downs.  Not many cats get to reach near the age of 21, and I feel so blessed that we got to journey together for so long.

For Juniper, for Mookie, enjoy the Summerlands, my kittehs.  You will be missed.



7 comments:

  1. I'm sorry about your kitty -- both of them in the last few months. We lost one of ours, who had been with me since 5th grade, in September.

    19 years is such a lovely time together, though. That's a long life, and I am guessing quite a good one, too.

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  2. I know I already said so, but *hugs*. So sorry hon. Kittehs are the bestest best companions in the whole world. We know the day we adopt them that they'll leave us someday, but that doesn't make it hurt any less. I think it shows the awesomeness of kittehs that we adopt them knowing the pain that will happen someday and still do it. Let me know if there's anything I can do. Including baked goods. I'm great at baked goods.

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  3. So sorry to hear this. Having just lost our dog Logan, I know how hard this is.

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  4. I'm so sorry to hear this. Kitties are the best creatures, and it's always hard to let go. It sounds like they were lucky to have wonderful, long lives with you.

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  5. Again, all the hugs in the world

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  6. Thank you, everyone, for all of your comments and virtual love.

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