Re: Cindy, 9/27/89 - 2/25/08
- From: Shiral <shiral14@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 10:21:56 -0800 (PST)
On Feb 28, 4:44 am, McZ19 <sma...@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
I'm a long time lurker around here who posts occasionally. My little
grey Russian Blue wannabe, Cindy, was helped to the Rainbow Bridge on
Monday this week after a long battle with chronic renal failure. Her
last day at home was spent sampling her various sunny spots around the
house. She even gave herself a catnip fit with the old catnip-filled
sock in the spare room. I sat with her much of the day and evening
and we enjoyed each other's company one last time.
Cindy was a very intelligent cat and, quite honestly, could be very
difficult at times. She didn't like to be held or petted but she took
her title of "Companion Animal" very seriously; she always wanted to
be _with_ me. She didn't believe that humans could do anything at all
without close feline supervision, which could be quite exasperating
at times. And that's why it's brought me to tears all week being able
to read my newspaper at breakfast without having a cat in the middle
She was a little clown who enjoyed making me laugh -- as long as she
was in on the joke. I have so many hilarious memories of her but
right now, all I can see is the empty spot on the radiator cover in
the living room where she'd sit each morning and watch me get my coat
out of the closet as I left for work.
Her sister, Bonnie, continues to do well, in spite of being diagnosed
with diabetes a couple of years ago. Unlike Cindy, Bonnie is a big
lovebug who placidly accepts belly rubs, hugs and kisses. I'm so glad
I have her or I don't think I could have gotten through this week.
Thanks for listening.
McZ, loyal slave to Bonnie, 18 1/2 yr old Russian Blue wannabe.
I sympathize heartily on the loss of your beloved companion. It's so
hard to say farewell to beloved animals, but Cindy sounds like she was
a wonderful cat. I too, am glad you've had Bonnie to keep you company
while you're mourning for Cindy. A house with no cats in it would
feel terribly empty to me! When I had to say farewell to the late
beloved Isadora, it was a great comfort to come home to Panther, my
still living cat whom I'd adopted on the same day I adopted Izzy. He
was napping in the sun, and accepted strokes, scritches and kisses
willingly, then stuck close to my side for several days afterward.
I hope you won't mind if I make a suggestion when your sorrow over
Cindy recedes to a more bearable degree. Find yourself a new young cat
friend to love before Bonnie, too, must make her journey over the
Bridge. You'll do something wonderful for a cat who needs a home,
and you'll have a new companion to learn to love. Cindy can't be
replaced, but she can have worthy successors.
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