February 3, 2007
Today my dear cat Katie ran out of lives and had to be put to sleep. She was just two months shy of 21 years. She is the only cat I've ever had. My heart is really sad right now but it's nice to think about how I grew up with her. I can still remember going to get her when I was barely three years old. When I started going to school she would hide around the corner every morning and attack my ankles. My sister and I use to torment her and dress her up in doll clothes and push her in a baby buggy. She was a beautiful and graceful calico cat, and this picture with a frog on her head doesn't do her any justice. When I look at her she is so familair. It's hard to explain but she feels like home, like childhood and like love. She was greatly loved and cared for and she will be deeply missed.
Posted by audrey at February 3, 2007 10:46 AM
oh audrey! i am so sorry! i know too well the pain of losing a life-long feline companion and it totally sucks. i would focus on the good times, though. like the time your cat had a frog on its head!
Posted by: george at February 3, 2007 5:19 PM
I'm sorry about Katie. It has been difficult for me to say goodbye to my dear feline friends. My thoughts are with you!
Posted by: sarah at February 4, 2007 10:59 AM
My Katie cat is almost 19. I'm not really sure of her birthday because she found me as a stray toddler kitten. She's about to leave me. She hasn't eaten in days and now she isn't drinking. I found her the day after my boyfriend (now my husband) broke up with me. She was my gift from God who came to make me happy again and has been there for me every day. My husband and I have been married 16 years now. We got back together 4 months later. He was not a cat person, but he has always loved Katie. She would wait on the window sill for us to come home from work. She endured 4 babies pulling on her in various ways. She's the only cat my children have known. They are 13,10,7 and 5. This is going to be sooo hard on all of us. I googled Katie cat and found your post. Katie is a wonderful name for a cat. I know how you feel, because it's about to happen to us. Please accept my sympathy. I know that there's a heaven for all of God's creatures.
Posted by: Cindy Frey at April 13, 2007 12:40 AM