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I was so proud of her…

October 8, 2010

She’s old and so frail, as thin as a rail, a bony old kitty with a sweet personality.  Her eyes have cataracts and she has trouble with stairs and gets confused sometimes.  But there she was in the yard, stalking something.  Her attention was on a squirrel; she moved forward by centimeters, ever so slowly and quietly.

And considering her condition, it was quite a burst of speed.  She ran through the grass and across the street.  Of course, in her best days, she could never catch a squirrel.  She had always gone for bugs and the occasional mouse.  The squirrel looked up and I think it may have laughed as it ran three feet up the tree trunk.

They stayed still, regarding each other until I scooped her up and brought her trembling inside, and I combed her fur and talked softly to her, and gave her a little snack for a reward.  Exhausted, she lay on the rug in front of the sink, her head on the floor looking up at me.

There’s a last time for everything, I suppose; was this her last pursuit? Will there be more?  Might she be hit by a car in that single-minded dash across the street?  She is such a good kitty; I am sure going to miss her when she’s gone.

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  1. October 8, 2010 at 15:31 | #1

    Through tears in my eyes I still have to comment that though her body maybe failing her heart is still courageous and her mind is also. So continue to love her and comfort her for as long as she is with you.

  2. October 9, 2010 at 06:30 | #2

    Beautiful, brave little girl! Never give up, baby.

  3. October 11, 2010 at 17:57 | #3

    That is how my family dog went, running around the ping pong table as he loved to do. It was sad, but he got to spend time with us before he went doing what he loved. And really, that is the important part.

  4. October 15, 2010 at 18:26 | #4

    As long as we can continue to do the things we love to do, our lives have meaning. Hopefully, the old girl has lots more chases left in her.

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