saying goodbye

December 6, 2008

in Cat blogging

I had to say goodbye to my number one cat today. Kady took a turn for the worse on Wednesday. It’s true — you know when it’s time. I’ve never had to have a pet put down before. Scheduling her death was one of the most surreal things I’ve ever done, and waiting the last day and a half was a wrenching experience. Although the first three words that come to mind in describing her are “surly”, “neurotic”, and “lazy”, she could be subtly sweet, and always soft and warm. We had a lot of those sweet moments these last few weeks. Here is one of my favorite photos of her.

And here is one of her last portraits, which I took yesterday.

She was my first cat and I will always feel grateful for all she taught me. We love you and miss you already, pretty girl.


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