Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Bye Old Cat


This is my cat. Poor old thing got stuck with the name, "Brown Tail". It started when a woman saw him and said, "What's his name? Brown tail?". Too bad really, I always have the best intentions of naming my pets something cool and witty, but that seldom ever happens. And as my granny always said, "the road to hell is paved with good intentions."

I was delivering flowers at a veterinary office one day 9 years ago, while there I saw this great old white cat with the prettiest blue crossed eyes. They were looking for a home for him, someone had left him for boarding and not returned. He was full grown then and not a young cat at all. Since I've had him, he's been great. Sometimes, a little persistent and annoying, but who calls that a fault? Today we had to have him put to sleep. You know, he was a survivor of this summer's horrible "bobcat virus". I mean he didn't survive it but he was the only cat to avoid it. But as will happen due to his advancing age, his health had been declining. The past few months he'd been living on a diet of cooked ground turkey and chicken livers, something he loved. Anyway, I'm going to miss him.

7 comments:

Holly Hall said...

Aw, Christie. I'm sorry. It's never easy to lose a pet. The main reason we've gone dogless for 5 years is because having to put down our 120 pound baby, Chloe, was so hard on us. It's hard to think about getting attached to another dog knowing I'll have to let go in all too short a time. A big hug to you, my friend.

Karen from A`Musements said...

Oh Christie... I am sorry I read this a day late, but I am so incredibly sorry for the loss of Brown Tail. He was a VERY handsome boy, and it had been such a rough year for you and losing your beloved pets. I am so very, very sorry.... I hope you will be adopted by someone else to fill your lap, knowing no one but Brown Tail can fill that particular place in your heart. All our love to you and your family,
Love, Karen & Birdie

thissideofgaudy said...

You have my deepest sympathy!

cconz said...

So sorry to hear about brown tail. He looks like a beauty. He was very lucky to have found you. I could never understand it when people refuse to save another pet because because it was so hard to put the previous pet to sleep. It is very hard. But, also a joy to have animals around us.

Designs By CK said...

SO sorry for your loss and SO sorry I'm SO late in saying so...

Hope this note finds you well!

CK (-:

Inma Contreras Sedes said...

I'm so sorry about you.Just a few weeks ago I've lost my kitty and I know what a pity you can feel, waiting for him to appear in any corner,and missing each gesture, each movement...So sorry.

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Sue Hughes said...

He was so unique looking. I've never-ever seen such a cool looking cat! I'm sure he had a good life with you...I know how sad it is when the end comes. I hate that part. Hope time has healed, and you only have good memories now.