Thursday, April 21, 2011

Interesting week....

Gene's been gone all week in California for his job, so it was just me, Esther and Ollie.  On Monday, I had to put our 15 year old cat myself.  He suddenly got sick (kidney disease) and within 3 days we knew it was time to say goodbye.  He had been in our lives for 14 years and we miss him.  He was a character who used up many of his 9 lives:  once I had to give him the Heimlich when he was choking on some kibble, once he got caught upside down behind the water heater (thanks to his tail and my dad's strong arm we got him out), once he was attacked in his own home by a feral cat who got in through a screened window (picture cat fur and kitty poo everywhere), and just recently he got a huge abscess on his bum.  Although he woke me up nightly by pawing at my hair, had awful breath, and would scratch incessantly at closed doors, he was still a great pet.  He was cuddly and loving to everyone.  RIP Sydney.
Esther doesn't quite understand the permanence of death yet and seems to be dealing with it ok.  She'll probably miss most trying to stick him in the toilet and helping Ollie torment him.

Proudly showing off her robot creation.

Some of her best friends:  Theo and Zachary, during a field trip to Seattle Tilth  Garden.

Checking out some ladybugs.

Being her silly self.

Running around at the playground

Dying eggs for Easter

Tada, complete with cheesy grin.
I have a couple videos to post, but I'm having issues...stay tuned.


Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about Sydney. He was a very good cat.

Great dye job, Esther!!!

Nana Marilyn

Heidi said...

Hey, so sorry about Sydney. You had him longer than we had Tisha! Hope you and Gene are hanging in there.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about your cat. We had to do that last year with one of ours. He was just a couple of years old. Lydia still asks about him and wishes he could come home. Then she tells me he is in heaven with Jesus. Sometimes she asks if I think he likes heaven. Can't wait to see you guys in July!