Sunday, June 02, 2013

Kaya 1997(?)-May 28, 2013

Last week our darling baby Kaya passed away.  The end of her life was unbearably painful for me and M, but peaceful for her.  We had gone to the hospital to pick her up on Sat. of Memorial Day weekend - expecting her to be sick but improving.  Unfortunately she was in and out of consciousness and unable to control her legs.  So, it was kind of like having a newborn baby - we fed her every six hours, gave her medicine every few hours, cleaned up her pees and poos.  We were happy to those things for her, but unfortunately after three days she wasn't getting better.  
She loved being in the backyard so we took her outside hoping it would stimulate something.  It's hard to express how heartbreaking it was to watch our little girl like that.  I think she knew she was home and that we were there with her, but most of the time it seemed like she was unconscious.  

I count myself lucky to have known a cat like Kaya - she was an amazing creature - she made me & M feel special, she brought so much joy to our lives.  Our house feels empty without her.  

Over time, I hope to forget how terrible her last days were for our family, and remember the better days.  Here's an old picture that M & I love - this is partly why we had a couple of nicknames for her - Belly Girl or just Belly because she would lie on her back like this and her belly looked so inviting.  But, it was kind of a Venus Flytrap situation.  We also called her our Little Rabbit, because you can see how her little front feet curled over - isn't that adorable?  

We'll miss her forever - my darling, beautiful girl... my friend.  

4 comments:

Vivian Pitschlitz said...

Big hugs, so hard to lose a beloved pet they are like our children. The worst is so many people say it was only a pet. :-(

Special K said...

Thanks, Vivan...

dad said...

Hope the two of you are having a better week....LU, Dad

ma said...

It will get better. After a while time causes happy thoughts to rise to the surface and sad thoughts need to pulled to the surface. She was a precious friend and you will treasure your sweet memories even though they are so painful now.