Saturday, February 26, 2011

Rest in peace, Miss Kitty

I adopted Miss Kitty just one short year ago; she was a ten-year old cat that needed a home, and I really needed a cat, although I didn't know it at the time. It took a couple of months before she started to smile, but from then on, she was one happy cat and a wonderful friend. She and Sugar (my Italian Greyhound) apparently had an agreement - no interaction, but no disagreements. Sugar goes upstairs to bed about 7:00, and Miss Kitty would then spend the rest of the evening trying to herd me to the recliner to watch television so she could sit on my lap. Another favorite place to lounge was the pass-through between the kitchen and the dining/living room - she could watch everything from one spot.

When she stopped eating and drinking nine days ago, I hoped it was just a bad tooth or something, but x-rays, blood work, and a sonogram revealed an egg-sized tumor in her intestine that had finally taken over. Surgery was unlikely to help, and her health and quality of life had deteriorated significantly, so she was euthanized on Wednesday. She'll be cremated and join her predecessors in the Safari Room/Mausoleum. Today I packed away litter box, food, afghan, and heated mat. But I've left the indention on the couch cushion where she loved to sleep. I'll vacuum up the cat hair and fluff up the cushion some day. Just not now.

8 comments:

Amy said...

Oh, I'm so very sorry for your loss. I've been in your place, I know it's tough. :( She was a beautiful kitty.

Floridacracker said...

Marge, so sorry.
Very nice of you to give her a great home in that last year. I know you will miss here dearly.

DickD said...

Cats and critters are family and they are equally hard to lose. Very nice Miss Kitty eulogy . . .

Caroline said...

Oh, Marge, I am sorry.

Vickie said...

I am so sorry about Miss Kitty. I so relate to the couch indention and kitty hair left to stay a while. When a kitty-hair dust ball blew up from the vent one day after my sixteen-year-old cat died, I felt like he was waving at me. Little things can bring so much comfort.

The Florida Blogger said...

Really sorry to hear about the passing of Miss Kitty.

Misti said...

That stinks. I dread the day my cats get sick. :(

Cactus Jack Splash said...

I am sorry for your loss. She was very lucky to have you