08 May 2007

rest in peace

today the cat died. he was very old very unsteady and very scrawny. he was diabetic and he may have been deaf. he slept under the woodstove and drove me crazy crying for food. he was always underfoot and it was only a matter of time before i tripped over him. and he hadnt caught a mouse in years. but he was always at the door when i came in. always at the side of the bed in the morning when i woke up. always ready to rub and purr like a kitten when he was petted. he was a pretty good cat. rip kitsa.


gretchen said...

What a good cat! I'll remember sitting in the rocking chair with that purring black cat in my lap. You gave it a fine life with plenty of mice and that cozy fire.


the girl said...

A few words in rememberance of Kitty. He really was a great cat. The kind that enjoys the company of people. Vistitors always commented about how social he was- a trait not always seen in a feline. I'm glad he lived such a long, full life with our family. I will miss you!

Anonymous said...

he sounds like a cat i would have enjoyed knowing. i'm glad that he stayed with you for so long.