Friday, July 31, 2009

RIP Little Marty Cat

Yesterday I went to the office to work on syllabi, program reports, filing, cleaning, etc. I had been there an hour when Slogger called me to tell me that he had come home from walking Roxy only to find Marty had passed on.

So I came home.

Apparently, her heart just stopped. She had been losing weight for quite some time, although the vets said there was nothing wrong with her blood work, her thyroid was fine, etc. I was hoping that I could fatten her back up and get her back to -- well, not to her prime, but at least to put some meat back on her bones -- but apparently her heart was too weak to go on.

We buried her in the back yard, found some beautiful stones to put on top, and drank a glass of wine in her honor. She was a sweet little cat, always a bit fearful, but she certainly had her playful moments. She has been part of my family for 14 years, and we will miss her. We do miss her, in fact. I keep looking around expecting to see her under a chair somewhere... and my other cat, Loner, is looking positively dazed and confused.

RIP little girl.

9 comments:

Amanda@Lady Scientist said...

I'm so sorry. She sounds like she was a wonderful kitty.

life_of_a_fool said...

I'm so sorry.

Brigindo said...

So sorry. It is so sad to say good-bye to them but also so said to see them live on in pain. It sounds like her end was gentle.

Belle said...

Poor Loner; RIP Little Marty indeed.

RussianViolets said...

I'm so, so, so sorry, my angel. This is such a hard thing, and you're in my thoughts and prayers.

jwoap said...

My heart just breaks for you -- I am so very sorry for your loss. I really am.

"Ms. Cornelius" said...

We do not need to bless pets. Pets bless us. Every day. I am truly sorry for your loss.

Dr. Brazen Hussy said...

I'm sorry. She was a beautiful kitty.

Pamela said...

So very sorry...here's to Marty!