I dont know how many still do read this , or my mates calafin's journals. But I need to write this out if for nothing else than closure and a tribute.
Does a friend have to have two legs? Does a friend have to be able to talk? To drive or do any of those things? Does love only apply when it comes from another human?
On Monday morning, March 21, 2011, our beloved feline and best friend , Phaedra, of over 10 years , passed away from this world and into the arms of the goddess. He will be quite sorely missed, for he was deeply loved. His meows of greeting still echo in my mind. He has been with us for almost as long as we have been a couple over 10 years. We lived in an apt complex and the woman downstairs worked for a vet and her cat had a litter. Calafin wanted a cat, soooo bad, and I resisted. Then we met all these little mewling fluff balls, climbing around and clawing. Phaedra simple crawled in Cals lap, purred and fell asleep..he picked US!
One of my funniest memories was taking him to the vet to be fixed, we thought he was a she..I dont tend to look under a kittens tail ya know? Well the vet took him in the back and came out laughing..you know shes a boy?? We laughed soo hard..and it turns out that neutering is cheaper..lol!
As he grew up, the adventures continued..from climbing the curtains, stuck under stove or fridge, he grew so fast ..but he was always there for us. he grew larger but never lost his siamese cat blue eyes , though he was a long haired cat. He moved place to place with us and across the country , to texas and back here. Everyone that met him loved him..and he loved them!
That changed so fast..had him to vet about two months ago for 4 days in hospital, kidney /liver infection. We brought him home..and it was funny..trying to feed him his pills and his medicines! Wrapping him in a towel and had a pill shooter ...well it kep[t him about for a while longer.
I wont go into details..it still hurts. He got lethargic and quiet, didnt move, and he found a dark place. We put him in his blanket and surrounded him with love and toys..and he..seemed to ask me ..if he could go. I let him go..and he left his physical shell behind in our arms.
Taku and I built him a pine box, lined it with fur. Cal and Cloud dug the hole and we tucked him in for the long sleep.
He is gone now..but not forgotten. I was told that someone once asked why do pets die ? why do they leave us so quickly? and the answer I got was this...
Pets are born Knowing how to love us UNCONDITIONALLY! They give and give and give again..people have to LEARN to LOVE! So we are here much longer.
I offer a simple life lesson..learn to love each other..learn to forgive..as Phaedra did for us.
I do not say goodbye, my sweet little kitten..but only that I will see you again..and I wont forget the catnip!
First pic is him sleeping on my lap heheeh !
Then his various adventures including surfing the web!