THE BIG THING: I am sad to say that an era has ended. LC has joined Skeeter over the Bridge. Skeeter joined me in 1992, LC the year after. Together, they were a major part of my life for 17 years. I hardly know how to imagine their absence. While LC was still here, so was Skeeter in a way. Now she has gone too.
LC died peacefully at the vet place of a sudden kidney infection after some apparent confusion last night. The details are HERE if you want to know the details and can tolerate pictures.
LC had been fading for many months due to thyroid problems (for which she had to accept oral meds twice per day and hated it).
I miss her so much. This past year since Skeeter left, she became slowly more willing to be held on my lap for a few minutes. Last night, she stayed there for almost 30 minutes and I was thrilled. She even purred, and that has been a rare event this past 13 months. I know it was only because she missed Skeeter so much, but I was so thrilled each time she was willing to lap-nap with me.
Last night, she voluntarily hopped on my lap. I should have known something was wrong. She was saying goodbye and I didn't realize it.
I am sure that she would have wanted to convey her "goodbye-until-we-meet-again" to all of you, her dear friends, but she was caught off-guard herself, so I have to do it myself. So, on her behalf, I will say "thanks for all the nice awardies, secret paw gifts, comments, and love. See you over the Bridge someday - LC".
Ayla, Iza, and I will be taking a few days away from blogging while we mourn our absent auntie cat LC...
Farewell dear friend...