Thursday, April 24, 2014

Malcolm, Beginning Blogger

Hello friends! I'm Malcolm and I've been appointed the new cat blogger since the loss of our noble Lady Leia. 

The doctor (v**) came to the house yesterday to help Leia over the rainbow bridge. We didn't want to make her last moments a trauma by bringing her to the clinic, which she always detested.

Mama held her while she went, and her journey began peacefully and with never-ending love. Her much beloved and soft little body was laid to rest today beside that of her son, Timmy, and a stone was placed which we can all see from the kitchen window. We're all sure that she is cuddling with Timmy now, her tumors all gone, and restored to her full bloom of health. She was a lady with a lot of cattitude, but a loving heart and a gentle soul. She shall be missed.

Mama is doing as well as can be expected. She went to work today and I was in charge for the first time while she was out. The other boys who share our home - Nigel, Winston and Charles - behaved admirably and we all swarmed to greet Mama when she walked in the door. We'll be giving her extra loves over the next days and weeks as she grieves for Leia, who was her dear friend for 17 years.

Just wanted to check in for the first time, say goodbye to Leia and sort of introduce myself. I'm Malcolm! New head of the household and a brown and gray striped tabby. I can't wait to get to know all of you and to keep you updated on the goings on at our place. More later!


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Final Message

It has been eight months since I've written, but it has been for a good reason. I have been in good health and enjoying my old age. Yes, I turned 17 on 14th April and was surprised with a birthday cake of people tuna with crunchy treats for sprinkles! It was quite a party, enjoyed by all.

I did have a re-occurrence of the cancer in November and underwent another surgery to remove the tumor on my abdomen. But, the vet told my beloved maid that another surgery would not be wise, as this cancer was quite virulent and would continue to spread and form tumors.

And it did. My tummy became a mass of tumors over the ensuing months, but really they weren't painful at all and didn't bother me much. I've been blessed to have enjoyed dozens of warm fires over this past winter and many, many cuddles with my feline and human friends. My napping hobby continues unabated, and at my ripe old age I have become quite expert at it! 

But here, I come to the reason that I write today. I am near the end now, having gotten weaker over the last few weeks. I am not walking well anymore and really don't feel myself. I have had a long and happy life, have loved and been loved in return. I am ready to go. I expect I will be reunited with my brother Luke and my son Timmy, who I adored, when I get to the other side of the rainbow. There I will wait for my people to one day join me for more cuddles and warm fires and love.

I leave this blog to the next senior member of our household, Malcolm, who himself is nearly 12 years old and will be left in charge of things and our human friends. You'll like Malcolm, he's what my maid calls "a big teddy bear", and his manner is easy going and friendly. It has been a pleasure to follow the adventures of my feline friends online and to share my little life with you all. I wish each one of you even half the love I have shared with my people.... with that you will be well blessed.