Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Sad Morning


As much as I knew it would happen, I did not expect it this morning. Smokey died this morning. I fixed his food (canned food and water blended together). He lapped up every bit of it and came in from the back porch. He walked around a bit and I sat back down to the computer. I heard an unusual "cough" sound and looked to see which animal it was. Smokey was lying on his side next my chair. He was not in his usual "I am resting" pose. I touched him and he moved slightly, one last heave of his chest and he was gone.

He had shown no signs of illness, had eaten a good breakfast and slipped away in what appeared to be a peaceful manner. I shall miss him greatly.

The vet will preserve his body until I can make arrangements to bury him. They are making a paw print for me. I will treasure that paw print and the many memories of my feline friend.

Rest in peace, Smokey. Rest in peace.

11 comments:

Laura said...

Awww... I'm so sorry your cat passed away.

EMERGE said...

I'm sorry for your loss.

Rix said...

Awww. I'm so sorry, Ramble. That was one lucky cat, though, to have you for a human.

Diane Vespa said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Thankfully, he did it on his own and didn't leave you with "the decision". They love selflessly to the very end. Take care.

Human Beat said...

Hey Ramble,
sorry to hear the news. It sounds as if he didn't have a long painful process and he had a wonderful primate for a master!

Themis said...

You were as lucky as he to have found each other and had each other for all those years and memories. A toast to Smokey and a big hug to you.

Sue said...

Oh...I am soooo sorry for your loss. The paw print is a wonderful keepsake.

Sarah's Blogtastic Adventures said...

I am soo sorry to read about your cat! At least he had a good life and was loved.

Ramble On said...

Thanks to all. Smokey would have been 20 years old this year and was blind. But also much loved.

Brick said...

It was sad hearing about your loss at lunch the other day. But we were all very happy you still made it! I hope all is well.

East Bluff Barbie said...

I'm so sorry. :( I happen to know someone who needs to get rid of a cat if you are interested. :)