Monday, March 2, 2009
My beloved cat - Kali
Yesterday was a sad and difficult day. My 13 year old cat, Kali was put to rest. Her illness came on so suddenly, February 18th. It may have not been sudden, but her symptoms were sudden. She was battling lymphoma, and gave a good fight, but I could not let her suffer. I wanted her to live in the moment as pets do, and have that moment not be of sadness or suffering.
I am grateful to have had such a good pet and I was glad I could offer her a good life. I am grateful that I have such a wonderful man in my life who loved my cat as much as I did. I knew he was a good man the moment he and Kali met, she purred immediately. Over four years later she was still delighted when he would arrive home from work, often sitting in front of his chair staring at him in awe and waiting for pets.
Kali was worldly. She lived in Chicago, Seattle and Portland. My gardens were always her favorite spot to hang out and enjoy life. Our current home doesn't have much of a garden so I was delighted and moved when a friend called last week and offered to lay her to rest in their garden. The place where we buried her is in the peaceful country and surrounded by plants and trees and other beloved pets.
We had much cat love come to greet us yesterday after we buried her... as if they knew we were in need of pets and purrs.
Thank you Lorie and Roger for providing a nice resting place for our kitten.