Tuesday, February 24, 2009

In Memoriam

Yesterday we lost our Fuzzy the cat. She was born in spring of 1980 on Blane's bed in Unalaska, Alaska in the Aleutian Islands. She lived in Alaska, Washington and Minnesota. She didn't like to go outside beyond the decks but she did enjoy a little sun. She was a little bit crazy and was best friends with Alex the dog and Pete the bird-both deceased. She wasn't much for the new generation of pets and she let them know it. For a while, she refused to walk on the floor and jumped from tables to countertops. After she got too old to jump we made steps with the milking stool and bar stool so she could get up on the counter to eat. Up until the end she was always the first to the cat dish.

At age 19, she lapsed into kidney failure and we provided palliative treatment and hospice care. Yesterday I took her to the vet and she was euthanized. I thought she would die at home but she held on even though she was miserable.

So here are some pictures of our old friend. Rest in Peace.

Fuzzy, about 10 weeks old at the cabana where she was born

Fuzzy takes in the deck in Seward AK

She loved the flowers.

Fuzzy (aka Pud) and me taking in the sun

Fuzzy posing for the Oldest Cat contest (she didn't win but she should have)

See ya someday old Pud. I hope you are young again and enjoying the sun, flowers, and fresh spring air where ever you might be.

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