Friday, July 31, 2009
Saying Goodbye to Kitty RIP 1991-2009
If you've read more than a few of my posts, you'll know that I'm very close to my cats. Kitty has been with me for 18 years. As she aged she became more and more loving. When she was a kitten, she slept on my head. The last few months she had been tucking herself into my armpit. Her purring was a nice steady sound to help me sleep. Last week, I had to say goodbye. She was in so much pain that I knew it was time. The actual act of putting her to sleep was awful because the doctors had trouble finding a vein and I was just mortified that it was not a peaceful experience for her. That night I woke up to one of my other cats jumping on the bed. I thought to myself that it was cool that they were both sleeping with me, as I was already snuggling with one. Except when I opened my eyes, there was only one cat there. The next couple of nights, I could both hear the purring and feel the vibration on my body from Kitty. It was her way of telling me that she was ok. One of my other cats, Karma, was really cool with it and would snuggle with her (they never did that alive). The other cat, Daisy, would jump on the bed, look in the general direction of where I felt Kitty was and then jump down immediately. I don't feel Kitty as much anymore, I'm hoping it's because she's moved on to a sunny place. Her visits to me were comforting and reassuring that there is life beyond, ever for the kitties.