Thursday, March 10, 2011

Godspeed, Puff..


Puff arrived here almost four years ago, already an old cat. She had lived her life as the pampered companion of an elderly man who could no longer care for her. Puff was old, sick and just needed a nice place for her last few months...at least that's what they told me. The only true part was Puff was old. At least 15 when she arrived. It must have been quite the shock to go from pampered only pet to this zoo! Puff adjusted and fit in with little complaint.

She was tough, fiesty, full of attitude, but she was friendly and sweet with a purr much bigger than her small size. She gave a headbonk that could cause concussions. She could never understand why I bothered to offer her cat food. She firmly believed she should be allowed to share my meals right off my plate. Cat food was beneath her; she was entitled to human food at her demand.

Puff hadn't looked healthy in the entire time she lived here. She was thin; she couldn't be bothered to groom much; her name was not very fitting anymore! Yet, she ate, loved her nip and meowed her demands to anyone who would listen. She slept even more than usual the last few days, but showed no signs that she was in pain or suffering. She was gone when I got home tonight with no signs of struggle. It appears she left peacefully and like everything else Puff did, she left this world on her own terms.

I hope she has found her first owner. They would be delighted to be together again. I'll miss you, old girl. Thanks for letting us share the last few years of your life. It was a privilege.

5 comments:

24 Paws of Love said...

Puff sounds like a beautiful creature. Sorry to hear of your loss. I don't know how you are managing with all these deaths, but I hope you are OK.

We have a fairly young pack of dogs. It makes me cry every time I read of another loss for you.

Thinking of you.

Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

What a great description of the cat! Sounds like she was quite the character.

You are quite the woman, giving these animals a lovely home for their end of their lives.

Huffle Mawson said...

Gosh it's been a tough few weeks in your house. Farewell sweet Puff.

Sharon said...

We have a mutual cyberfriend ,Lisa Tennison, and I came to your site thru a link she gave me about the tragedy with your dogs. We've never met, but I want you to know that I fully sympathize with you; the pain of it all must be unbearable.

I'm a cat person (have 5) and Puff reminds me of my Merlin, who went to Rainbow Bridge almost 10 years ago. She must've been gorgeous in her prime - and gorgeous again now at the Bridge! How blessed she is to have had you to give her a loving home here until she went Home to her furever family.

May the Creator of All bless you with the faith and strength you need to heal.
Sharon

ra husky said...

soft huskerboo woooos,

RA