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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Remembering...

This is a day of remembering...  Is it only 9 years since Skeeter went to the Bridge?  It seems like a lifetime. 

I wish cats could be cloned.  I would love to have Marley and Skeeter meet.  They would be BFFs.

I love seeing Brofurs on other blogs.  They seem so happy together.  Marley and Skeeter would be like that.

He was a handsome cat.  He had odd gorgeous fur-patterns...

He protected LC and he was a good Protector of Ayla when she was new here.


He struggled his last few weeks.  The vet said to wait.  I think that was wrong.  Struggling isn't a good thing sometimes.  He was confused, stopped eating, and I was in misery about it.  He was my first cat who died slowly and I didn't know what to do. 

I should have let him run free a month or so earlier.  But he taught me when to know to do that.  A little early is kinder than a little later...

He was a sweet cat, always smelled like baby powder.
Friends at the time set up a sending-off tribute...
And he rests here, close by the pond he spent his last day beside...
Miss you, Skeeter...

10 comments:

Lone Star Cats said...

He wuz a handsome guy.

Brian said...

That was a beautiful tribute to such a handsome guy.

The Swiss Cats said...

What a beautiful tribute to Skeeter ! Purrs and hugs to TBT

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

They leave their indelible paw prints all across our hearts. I remember Skeeter well.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

This is a lovely tribute to a handsome ginger boy.
We all question ourselves whether we have tried for too long and should we have let them go earlier.
I was the same with Flynn. Should we have tried the last time. He was so tired and hated having his pills. He would try to hide from me and it broke my heart. I always kissed him after and he would purr to me. He bore me no malice, ever. When I think we let him go on too long I remember he caught his last mouse 2 days before making his journey. He was so happy about it.
What I am trying to say is that we hold onto the hope that something will help them. We do our very best for them. The doubts come later but they shouldn't.

catladymac said...

Thanks for sharing your memories of Skeeter. I think you learned from him a lesson many of us have learned from our beloved furbabies.

Jans Funny Farm said...

We remember Skeeter (and LC). It's sad when they have to leave and hard to know what is best for them sometimes.

The Island Cats said...

We remember Skeeter. We hadn't been blogging for long though. We send you lots of purrs on this day.

Ivan and Izzy from WMD said...

We second guess ourselves too often in these matters, no matter what we do. We hope the memory of dear handsome Skeeter far outshines the doubts.

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs said...

A beautiful tribute to a kitty we did not have the pleasure of meeting except in your remembering posts. What a pity we didn't get to meet him... How handsome he was:)

You know we pondered like that about Suki, she was having a lot of seizures and the days were shortening between them...and the peeps knew they would only come more and more frequently...so one day after some bad seizure activity we made that so hard decision to help her become an angel. She would loose control of her bodily functions, the other two kitties and dog-guy would freak out and try to attack her, so she was caged up in a large pen when no peeps were at the den...it was not a good life for her that way anymore...and on *that* day she was having a great day...she strutted around that vet office like she owned it...and even brought the vet to tears...but...he said it was a good thing that way cause then we had good memories, and it was not done in desperation...but still oh how we felt bad...and we had no blogging furends (and no catster) to help us get through that hard time of grief...