Saturday, March 6, 2010
My Cat Pooch Just Died
For about three weeks she's been declining rapidly due to kidney failure. Tonight at about 1:45am she died here at home. I didn't realize she was so close and I gave her a few bites of food and she made a little meow so I stopped and when I picked her up and carried her out of the kitchen, something happened that looked like a stroke. For several minutes she took a few breaths and then she finally passed away in my arms.
Yesterday, she was manic, pacing and meowing/howling loudly all day. She wanted to go outside and she's never been outside. I know she had the instinct to go off and die alone and away from home. I did let her out and she walked all the way across the yard directly to the spot where I'd planned to bury her. I was astonished! The above picture was taken yesterday; Pooch's first and only time in the backyard and outdoors.
I'll miss her a LOT! She was always a very happy cat and very, very loving. She's the one who chose to keep Velvet and Sam. Because she howled for them. But I will remember her most for how happy she was. At least she's with her sister, Darling, now.
It's already strange to think that I don't have 10 cats any more. I've had her for almost 17 years!