End of an Era

 

RIP, Sophie.  I hope you are rolling in catnip and catching rats in heaven.  (No, I guess there is no heaven for rats.)

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17 thoughts on “End of an Era

  1. I went to a cat psychic once (I was in Camp Chesterfield, what can I say?) She told me there are special jobs for special cats in heaven, and one of my most special cat’s job was the greet children as they crossed over, comfort them, and stay with them until they were settled in.It seemed appropriate.This was the cat who, in life, led small children all over the back yard, getting just close enough they could almost touch him, then moving 2-3 feet away, lying down, and twitching just the tip of his tail to egg them on.He’s been working for some time, so heaven by now is now probably littered with small, lost children.I am sorry for your loss.

  2. There was a cat I had literally grown up with – he arrived when I was 8 years of age, and passed on 19 years later. This cat, PeeWee, was once the runt of the group – tiny enough to tuck into your shirt pocket and still fit a memo pad behind him – but grew to be quite a sizable [but not fat] cat. When I explained to my kids, ages [3 and 4 or 2 and 3, I can’t be sure…] that he had passed away, I explained his twice-suffered stroke, his heart attack, and the oldest chatted to me about what Heaven would be like. Catnip fields, breezy plains with long grasses that provided “stringies” for the cats to chase, the ability to choose their happiest age [which would have to be in his first year, as photographs showed a grey/black blur or a sleeping fluffball], cardboard boxes and sunbeams that never shifted from the warm spot on the bottom of the box.Losing fur-faced family members is always a tough thing, but having had them in your life is an experience to treasure.

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