25 December 2009

R I P Loki

I can't tell you how much I hate writing another post like this, but there isn't any home improvement going on lately to keep me occupied.

Loki, as I wrote previously, was in the habit of taking summer-long "vacations" away from home and yard and living in the next block somewhere.  He may have snuck home for food after dark, but I didn't see him this year until just a week before Thanksgiving.  He was skinny, going blind, and had no teeth.  His fur looked good, though, so he was eating somewhere.

I think he contracted kidney disease over the summer, like several other of my cats had when they got older.

I knew it was just a matter of time before I would be digging another grave.  I hoped he would make it until Spring when the ground is soft, but he died this morning just before 4:00 a.m. while I was petting him.

Fuzzy pic of Loki and his brother Tigger when they were kittens.

1 Oct 1996 - 25 Dec 2009


Old House Lover said...

Sorry to hear about Loki. Please accept Welly (my cat) and my condolonces and our virtual hugs in this difficult time.

Kate said...

Sending a virtual hug to you. I am so sorry about Loki.