Friday, March 6, 2009


I said goodbye to my nearly 18-year-old kitty today. I was hoping not to have to make the decision, but he was a tough old bird and who know how long he would have hung on? He wasn't eating and couldn't move very well.

I'm sure going to miss him.


shining example of human potential said...

oooooh, how i adored him so...well, after he had grown out of his 'Damien' stage! gawd how sweet he was in his old age. i am so sorry.

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Sassmaster said...

Thanks honey. And thanks for the photos -- these two are ones you took!

Anonymous said...


As your youngest brother, I am duty-bound to make this completetly inappropriate observation: He might be your only cat that didn't perish at the hands of a farm accident and/or certain older brother. That said, I am truly sorry to hear of his passing - I know you were fond of him.

Much Love,


Anonymous said...

Oh no!!! And we were just talking a little about our cats on Thursday night. I am super sorry you had to do this. May I take you out some time for a toast to your kitty? We can laugh over the remembered good times or drown our sorrows in alcohol (or both).
Really, I'm very sorry!

Whiskeymarie said...

Ooh- this breaks my heart. Poor thing- he sure was cute.

cK said...

That makes me sad. I loved the Dami, even if he did scratch my arm! (In Damien's defense, I put my arm out there to be scratched when the Brockstar foolishly picked him up and he was like, "What the heck!?" I gave him a distraction.)

Not an easy decision, I know. I agree with Erin: we'll have to get together soon and toast him.


South Dakota Sue said...

So sorry to hear about you having to make that decision. I can still remember him at his young "Damien" stage - the one who bit your mom on the toe!! Now those too, are good memories. He was such a part of your family!

superbigmuch said...

Oh, I'm so sorry, Mary. That is so hard, even when one knows it's the right thing to do. I can still get quite teary over Zoie and Wolfie. Little feline buggers. But DAMN, he lived a good life on his own terms! To Dami!