Friday, January 17, 2014

Life threw me another Curve ball

Sorry, this post is a downer.  I'd like you to meet the little boy I adopted after my husband died.  I mentioned him in an earlier post  .

Nip died yesterday.  He was my Alpha cat, my in my face, in my lap, by my side cat.  I was his staff, his Mommy, his BFF.  In the morning he'd walk right over my head, stroke my face and purr deep into my ear.  Wake up!  Feed me NOW!  BEFORE you sit down with your coffee.  

I was just writing last week about making peace with life's inevitable beginnings, middles and endings.  And on Sunday I had a conversation with my sister, saying I wouldn't take expensive, extraordinary measures to extend a pet's life.  The timing of all this is coincidental?

On Sunday Nip was his usual self.  Except that he didn't play long with the catnip. On Monday he ate less.  On Tuesday he completely lost his appetite. A visit to the veterinarian  was in order.  He wailed to me on Wednesday. By that evening the Vet and I knew what Nip probably already knew.  His alpha had reached his omega.  The cause was a tumor in his lung. 

Yesterday the Vet and I eased him gently into kitty heaven.  Nip, I love you.  I miss you.

Thank You, Nip
May you rest peacefully, always have enough food to eat and hugs to reassure you

Born April Fool's Day, 2001 ~ Died January 16, 2014


  1. I am so sorry. It is so hard to say goodbye to a beloved pet. My sympathy to you.

  2. I'm so sorry you lost Nip! It's really hard to loss a furry friend. He had a good life with you and I'll bet he knew that. He sure was a beautiful boy!

  3. Thank you so much, Mary. It's amazing how attached we get to our pets <:)

  4. Thank you Jean. That little furry friend had me wrapped around his paw...or liked to think so. LOL Now I'll pamper his kid brother, Tux.

  5. I'm so sorry. I remember when you adopted Nip and Tux - it's like losing a family member. We stayed with our cat Sundance when he was "sent to cat heaven" - not an easy thing.

  6. Thank you, Myra. Tux is confused. Maybe he'll step out of the shadows, now that his big brother isn't here.