Wednesday, January 20, 2010

RIP Panda

Summer 2000-January 19, 2010.

Panda was adopted by us in January of 2001. He was approximately 7-8 months old at the time. A kitten really. He was a street kitty, though he wasn't feral. He was mostly aloof but he would play with us and ask for chin scritches. In the past couple of months when he became ill he became quite cuddly with me, spending a lot of time in my lap or on the arm or headrest of my chair. In the last week, he became aloof again and wanting to go outside more. He was an indoor kitty, with supervised visits to the great outdoors so this was unusual for him. He loved the wood stove during the winter and would curl up in front of it to stay warm. Yesterday about a half hour before we took him for his last vet visit, he came and hoped into my lap for one last snuggle. I think he knew we weren't going to let him suffer anymore. Panda, I miss you so much, but I know you are feeling much better now.


Jean in Georgia said...

So sorry for your loss. Our pets are members of our family.

drMolly, the BeanQueen said...

A beautiful guy. sorry to hear of your loss.

Bricklyrknitter said...

Tammy I'm so sorry. Only time heals but you have great pictures and memories to look back on :)

Tiffany said...

Big hugs!!!

PNWBookGirl said...

Reading about another knitter/blogger's loss of their dear cat too. They included this and I thought you might like it:

Walt Whitman, from Leaves of Grass:

The smallest sprout shows there is really no death,
And if ever there was it led forward life, and does not wait at the end to arrest it,
And ceased the moment life appeared.

All goes onward and outward . . and nothing collapses,
And to die is different from what anyone supposed, and luckier. said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved cat. Pets have always been a very important part of my life... I feel for you.

Sharon said...

I am so sorry Panda couldn't stay longer. What a sweet kitty he was.