Rest in Peace
January 17, 2008
Cali was such a sweet kitty. She showed up on our doorstep 3 years ago, hungry and alone. And relentless. After turning my eye when DD fed her, I finally gave in and fed her myself. The poor kitty was losing weight! We took her in and she immediately began to rule the roost. Well, that did not go over well on our two indoor cats. We ended up moving Cali to the garage, where she became our yard/patio/garage cat. She was spoiled. Plenty of nice cat food, lots of blankies, beds, heaters, and a "Cali-cam" so that DH could keep an eye on her. This summer her health declined drastically, and we had to confine her to the garage to protect her from neighbor's dogs, cars, and raccoons. The vet ran all sorts of tests, but the results were inconclusive. We brought her in often and kept her happy with treats. We kept her safe and warm and comfortable. But, when blindess set in, and deafness began creeping around the corner, and her sense of smell began to wane, we had to make the difficult decision to put her to rest. We are having her remains cremated and placed into a box with her pawprint on top. We wish we could have known her her entire life, but as DS so simply stated, "we provided her with a good retirement home". The garage is now a lonely place (no company while doing laundry), and the patio is no longer graced by her beauty. She is missed.