Posts Tagged "pets"

RIP Puddles: 1998-2013


I knew it was coming, but it didn’t make it any easier to deal with. Even as I write this post, I have tears in my eyes. My dear companion, Puddles passed away early this morning. I noted, about a week ago, that I wasn’t sure how much longer she’d have with us, due to sluggish movement & intuition, but you’re still never ready.

Puddles usually sleeps in the basement, but this past week, I let her stay in the main level of the house. Last night, she came all the way upstairs to my room to go to sleep. So I knew something was up. She stayed with me all night. I actually didn’t sleep because I spent most of the night getting up, periodically, to check on her and make sure she was comfortable and warm. I also loved her up, giving her tons of kisses & telling her how much I loved her. She would purr when I fussed over her and that made me happy.

As daylight came through my windows, Puddles moved across the room, closer to me. I could tell her breathing was starting to become strenuous, along with whimpering and other sounds that weren’t normal. I cuddled her, but she seemed to be in a deep sleep & wasn’t responding. I knew it was time. Slightly before 9AM, she had stopped breathing & I said my final goodbye.

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We Lost A Member of Our Family Today…

Long story short, she had a tumor and her organs were starting to shut down. We thought the merciful thing to do was put her down. We will really miss her. Puddles already does!

Allow me a moment to share some of my favorite pics of Gracie. She was so aloof that she was hard to capture with any of my cameras. That’s why I will cherish the great shots I did get!

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The Puddles Chronicles: That Darn Neighbor Cat!

People always talk about how territorial dogs are. They need to be discussing that character trait in cats! Our neighbor cats are constantly coming in our yard and strutting in front of our windows; knowing one of our cats, Puddles, is an indoor cat (unless she has supervision).

I was actually able to catch a bit of this exchange on my iPhone and it’s very funny! Enjoy!

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A Thanksgiving Picture

Ok, so this doesn’t have anything to do with Thanksgiving, other than I shot this picture today. These are our cats, Puddles & Gracie. You don’t get to see much from Gracie around here (she’s literally a scaredy cat), so relish this rare opportunity!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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