Monday, January 22, 2007


This evening our dear old feline friend, Clara, passed away. She was a ripe old 24 years old, and had never been sick in all the time she lived with us. I adopted Clara at the age of 16 from a vet I worked for, when her owner brought her in saying that she didn't get along with the family's two new kittens, so they felt that it was "her time" and that she needed to be "put to sleep".

It was true that Clara didn't like other cats, but she adored her private "presidential suite" in our laundry room and brought us much joy in her golden years, always greeting us with a special 'prrow!' and a battery of head rubs and love nibbles.

I took this photo of her this past fall, still looking vibrant at an age that most cats never see. She left the world in the same dignified and peaceful manner we were accustomed to her displaying -- she simply curled up and went to sleep.

Doing laundry will never be the same. Rest well, sweet kitty.


At 5:25 PM, Blogger Kathy Darrow said...

Sorry to hear this.....I still miss my two doggies! Here is a hug from one pet lover to another!

At 8:52 AM, Anonymous kyra said...

oh, honey, that is AMAZING! 24 years old! wow. what a life she had. to think her previous owners could have taken these last 8 years from her! of laundry room reign! rest in peace, sweet clara.

i miss my kitties from years ago. dave is allergic. i love the kitties.


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