Monday, June 09, 2008

In Memory of Blind Kitty...

I'll think about you snuggling with Extra-Toes (ET is on the right...)


And, when you could see -- and get into trouble...


Now, I'm sure you're hanging with Old Kitty....


You will be missed, old guy.

We found him in the parking lot of the apartment complex we lived in before we were married. He was skinny with mats so big along his spine, it felt like he was deformed. We took him to the vet, thinking he'd be put down -- and ended up taking him home. Once home, he gave the other cats (and me) ringworm --- and kept the senior cat mostly living on the counter for two weeks. He would do silly things like get his paw stuck in the drain, and his 1-inch long tail would get caught in the fridge.

His first New Years Eve (midnight, in a blizzard) with us, found us in the Emergency Vet -- with crystals in his urine. When we really couldn't afford an expensive cat, we had one and somehow found the money to pay his vet bills..... true to his form, his last visit to the vet was an Emergency Vet...

In his later years he went blind. We don't know why -- but it was clear to us that he couldn't see. He'd bump into stuff and get lost in the apartment.... somehow, though, he managed to find the food bowl and kept his weight at 15ish pounds.

When we brought New Kitty in, we worried that they'd clash -- but they got along great. She figured out he was a warm, pillow -- that would occasionally groom him and she loved him. He spent his last year cuddling and snuggling with her. It was really common to come home to find them looking like they'd just finished something kinky... and he loved nothing more than to tuck into bed with us, purring and cuddling with us as we snoozed.

He was an amazing cat and we will miss him.

11 comments:

Rhonda said...

I'm sorry. He sounds like he was a great cat.

Dr. Crazy said...

I'm so sad for you PF. Sending a big hug your way.

Arbitrista said...

He sounds like a real sweetie.

New Kid on the Hallway said...

I'm so sorry (I missed the addendum on your last post). R.I.P. Blind Kitty, and condolences to you all.

Seeking Solace said...

My deepest sympathy. I am quite sure Blind Kitty is a Rainbow Bridge.

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.

The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

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timna said...

I'm sorry.

Psych Post Doc said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Sounds like he was very lucky that he found you.

comebacknikki said...

So sorry for your loss. :(

undine said...

Sorry about Blind Kitty. That last trip to the emergency vet is hard, I know.

tomorrow said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

JustMe said...

i'm sorry blind kitty is gone...