I had to bid farewell to my sweet little Baby, 14 years old, yesterday. She had been getting thinner and thinner, and had finally gone into kidney failure. She spent most of the last month in my lap every time I would sit down, and slept curled up under my arm every night.
Rest in Peace, my sweet Baby.
The pain of losing our beloved animal family members is the price we pay for all the joy they give us in life. Baby's big sister Mariah left us in May of this year, and Bouncer is now an "only cat". He has been wandering the house, loudly calling for his lost sister, and trailing after me like a little dog.
Bouncer (aka "the meatloaf"), is now an Only Cat.
I will miss Baby and Mariah, but take comfort in the knowledge that they led a cozy, comfortable, pampered existence in my care. Bouncer is so robust and healthy, I hope he lives happily with me for many more years.