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.


Fauxology said...

My heart goes out to you. Kali was just precious -- so beautiful. When my kitties passed on, I found comfort in memories and just remembering their antics with my husband. Kali lived a great life with you.

Rebecca said...

I am so deeply sorry, Lucinda!! I know how much it hurts and you tried so hard to help her. She couldn't have asked for more from her life. Bless you all,

Darlene (puci) said...

My sympathies for your loss, Lucinda. Your photos of Kali show a beautiful and spirited cat.
Also, thanks so much for including Pet Portraits in Oils by puci on your blog. I'm honored to be among the many other talented pet portraitists you've discovered/featured.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to read about the loss of Kali. She was a beautiful cat - I find myself really moved when I read about others relationships with their pets, especially cats because we have two, and I love them more than anything. I hope things are looking up for you.