Saturday, March 01, 2008

Good night, kitten

Dear Sophie,

I know this is a little late, but I suppose you shouldn't be surprised. I know we've never really gotten along... you were always a little resentful of me - you always preferred when it was just you and your mom, before I came along and mucked it up. Not to mention the fact that you seem to have some trust issues when it comes to larger people and males. And I guess I was always a little annoyed by you, since you required extra care, and, well, you shed a lot.

But that doesn't mean we never had our moments. I remember years ago, the few weeks when you had to stay with me, and you would sneak into my room at night and curl up pressed into the small of my back. I know you're your mom's favorite, and despite the fact that I have a favorite (and he happens to be something of a big, rowdy boy), I still cared for you. You were always very sweet, and it was cute and funny the way you'd beg for cheese. I mean, seriously, who begs for cheese?

Anyway, I don't know what happened last night. I wish I hadn't gone out after work, so I could have gotten home and realized you were sick sooner. I got you to your mom's hospital as soon as I could, and I tried my best to comfort you in the car ride. I even sang to you at one point.

So I just wanted you to know that we'll miss you. Hope that wherever you are, there are lots of baskets and blankets to sleep on, and no loud noises to startle you. And, of course, cheese.

Rest in peace, Sophie-pie.

22 comments:

Geetch said...

Aww, I'm sorry. It sounds like she was a sweetie. I hear the streets are made of Brie in the afterlife.

karabee said...

I'm sorry sweetheart. Pass along my condolences to Mrs. TK. One thing is for sure - she was well-loved in a great home while she was here.

Ranylt said...

So sorry to hear, Teek, and Mrs. Teek. The very best cats are cheese-beggers, so I know she was a great one.

A Lover and a Fighter said...

I'm so sorry, you guys.

MelodyLane said...

So very sorry about your loss. I send love and condolences from myself and my own felines.

She was well-loved and cared for during her time here.

Kolby said...

Well, I've had an emotional evening and this put me over the edge. I'm very sorry for your loss, TK & Mrs. TK. My cat, Stella, also sends heartfelt condolences. And purrs. Lots and lots of purrs.

Manda said...

The Felines of Casa Amos (Lucy and Vivienne) send purrs and slightly rough kitty kisses in condolence for their lost sister, Sophie.

I know you guys gave her the best and most loving home a kitty could ever want.

Sarah said...

I'm so sorry. I know that doesn't mean much coming from a stranger, but I'm sorry just the same.

Lainey said...

I'm so sorry! My furry friend who has "some trust issues when it comes to larger people and males" sends her condolences as well.

Julie said...

Cat heaven has another sweet looking addition, TK, I'm sure you both gave her a lovely life while she was here.

demondoll said...

I'm so sorry.

country roads said...

I think it's harder to lose a pet than a person sometimes. I'm sorry, you two.

TK said...

Thanks guys. We (particularly Mrs. TK) really appreciate it.

Maxine Dangerous said...

So sorry to hear about your kitty's passing. :(

Manny said...

Sory to hear she passed. I've never been a cat person, but there are a couple of neighborhood catsthat my shih tzu likes to play with, so I can relate. When my dog passes, I'm sure it'll be rough as well. Give my best to Mrs. TK.

RottweilerTOM said...

Very touching...now, is she clawing William F. Buckley's eyes out about now?

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girl with curious hair said...

My condolences to you--especially Mrs. TK. I'm sure Sophie is enjoying a nice slice of Gouda in kitty heaven.

Redhead said...

I am so, so sorry. She was beautiful.

Kerstin said...

Dang. So sorry for the loss of what looked and sounded like a wonderful member of your motley crew.

me said...

Sorry TK, thoughts are with you

John Barleycorn said...

Oh, that's heartbreaking. I'm so sorry. Anyway, you've written a beautiful eulogy.