Friday, August 27, 2004

Aw. I am sad. Here's an email from my mom alerting everyone to the death of the last remaining family pet that lived at my parents' house while I was living there too. She was a little tortoiseshell cat we named Thermos, and she was 15 years old:

We helped Thermos pass on today, so that she can pursue voles in the next
dimension. She wasn't pursuing any in this dimension -- she couldn't really
walk any more, couldn't digest food, and had become very quiet in the last
day or two.

Thermos was an excellent cat. She stuck to her own rules and maintained her
own domain. She had many favorite places around the outside of the house
and was a deadly hunter. In the last year or so she decided to sleep on a
pillow just behind and above our own pillows, so that she watched over us as
we slept. Sometimes she put a paw on my head. I've always felt that the
best thing she did was teach Debl how to teach a kitten how to eat solid
food.

(It's true, I did.)

4 comments:

av said...

Aw, Thermos sounds like a total sweetie. Sorry to hear that. I love kitties. Sweet wishes for Thermos. - av

Anonymous said...

"...so that she can pursue voles in the next dimension"

Without a doubt, the best bit of eulogy I have ever read.

Godspeed, Thermos.

H. Ghost

Gretchen said...

What a cool cat name. I always said that if I got another cat some day, I'd name it Smudge. One day, the lady who lived in the apartment above us got a new cat, and it was always jumping off her balcony and sitting next to our window, looking at us through the window. Numerous neighbors, including me, would "rescue" the kitten and put it back on the balcony. One time I looked at its name tag, and guess what it said? Smudge.

debl said...

Thanks people. Smudge is an awesome cat name. Also: slotcar. Best with a frisky kitten, really. Or: wingnut. I reserve the right to use either of those names in my future cat-naming endeavors.