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October 24, 2014

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I am very sad today. My kitty passed away the other night. It happened all too soon.

I have to say that he was an absolute joy of a house pet. He would follow me around everywhere, in the house, “talking” to me about what he did that day. He laid on top of me with his heavy furry body, curled up in a big ball. Whenever I let him out, he would come back in about 10 minutes because he would rather be in the comfort of home and among the company of humans, rather than chase critters up a tree. I call him Mac because he was always user-friendly and welcoming to all who entered our home. He was my little best friend. He was my baby.

Chances are, if you’ve seen cat art on my website, he was the model. He inspired the character that is featured in my cartoons and in my drawings.

A couple months ago, seizures inflicted him. I tried to nurse him back to health through different types of treatments. Using certain meds was like a double-edged sword.  He would be sedated, suppressing the ugly seizure, however, he would be too weak to do much else. One final episode got the best of him in the middle of the night. He “called” out, letting me know it was time to go. I ran to him for embrace. Then, he laid still. I could not believe it. I cried for hours (even now as I write this).

He did have a full happy life of 14 years. I dedicate this post to him. Soon, he will be cremated and returned to the gentle earth, in everlasting peace. I will always remember and love you, my sweet cat.

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11 Responses to “my sweet cat”

  1. Herman Says:

    So sorry to read this sad news. Cherish all the beautiful memories. My thoughts are with you.

  2. Sharon Mann Says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your kitty, but it is good to hear that you had 14 years with your beautiful kitty. Thank you for posting your message. Good thoughts to you.


  3. That is very sad – he was a beautiful cat.

  4. Birgit Says:

    I just found your blog today — wonderful illustrations. However, it was this post about your cat which made me leave a note… I have been sorry to hear that you lost your sweet cat — and sweet he was for sure. Mac was surely happy to share his life with you — and it’s great that you have been there for him in his last minutes. I hope time has healed the immediate pain.


  5. I am sorry for your loss, I know it most have been quite difficult to even write this post. You did a wonderful job. I lost a pet this past November (Bear, my boyfriend and I’s rescue Lab.) It is hard to watch our loved ones pass (((HUGS))), but they will live on in us for the rest of our days. I truly hope that they will greet us when we pass as well. Again beautifully written dedication.

    • blogturtle Says:

      Hi unfoldingtheheart. Thank you very much for your kind comment. I do still miss my cat of 14 years. I am sorry for your loss as well. Truly, our pets are our family and we give them the best of our lives. They do the same in return, unconditionally. May your lab be in peace. Until we see them in heaven, their love still grows in our hearts. Bless you.


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