The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Monday, January 12, 2009

KT



This is KT, she was a Montana cat, she found us over 16 years ago. We had bought the property while still living in Texas and came up here to work on the house, I was mopping the kitchen floor with the back door open when in walked this skinny cat, knocked over the mop bucket and tried to drink the soapy water. The renters had left her behind. Off I went to buy cat food, litter, and a cat carrier for the long ride home to Texas. She lived inside in Texas for a year until we made the big move, she was fearless, taking on rattle snakes or whatever. She aged, losing her teeth, so we feed her baby food for the last year, she was Jim's best friend, laying with him when she knew he was too sick to get out of bed. We watched her decline these past few weeks, trying not to to think about having to put her down, she was probably 18 years old and finally Jim took in her to put her to sleep, she crawled up his arm and took her last breath in his ear. We are heartbroken, she meant so much to both of us, especially Jim.

14 comments:

  1. She was absolutely beautiful and I am so very sorry for your loss.

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  2. Thanks, Nancy, for not only sharing the good things in your life but also the sorrow. My cats are 14 and 15 and I can't imagine what it will be like without them. I do believe our pets are angels in disguise.

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  3. Gorgeous cat...sorry to hear the news...It is never easy losing a family pet. My thoughts are with you.

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  4. Sometimes the cycle of life just sucks. She was beautiful.

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  5. My eyes are damp. It sounds like kitty had both great spirit and was loving as well. So sorry for you both, it is truly hard.

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  6. I hope the happy memories of your beloved KT will help just when you start to feel lost. I'll be keeping you and Jim in my thoughts.

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  7. Oh Nancy! So sorry to hear about KT. She is so beautiful in that picture. I'm sitting here crying. How are you and Jim doing, besides being heartbroken I"m sure over KT? I may not drop you notes, but I think of you all the time.

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  8. It's hard losing those you love...I'm sorry. Beautiful animal.

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  9. What a precious baby, I wonder how old she really was. I am so sorry for your loss. Sounds like she was a real go-getter, taking on those snakes!

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  10. I'm so sorry to hear about to hear
    about the loss of KT. It's so hard to loose a pet and some are very special. I can't imagine to leave cat behind. You both are so great to take care about KT when he walked in..

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  11. Our pets are such a gift, aren't they? It's too bad they don't have a longer life span, it's so hard to say goodbye to them, especially the ones that are really special to us.

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  12. Having been through this myself just weeks ago with our dog, Tanna, I certainly understand this painful time. Sorry for your loss, she was such a beauty.

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  13. I am very sorry for your and Jim's loss...our pets become so much more than pets...again I am so sorry...

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  14. Very sorry for your Furbaby loss!

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