Find a soft sunny space
For my grumpy old kitty
She had grown tired and ill,
But do save your pity
She was loved all her life
And received best of care
Now she is gone over the rainbow
To wait for me there
13 years ago I found a starving little crazy wild kitten on a straw bale. She would hiss , spit, then appear to pass out (I though she had died) No momma to be found so I brought her in . Honestly I have tired with barn kittens before , and it seems they either sink or swim regardless of what we do , but I gave it a shot . Well it must have been a good one, or she was tougher than I thought because she survived, and thrived ! Diesel has never been a particularly sweet cat, but I loved her and she seemed ,well accepting of me and family .
Anyhow she has been growing old and changing quickly, still seemed to enjoy sunning herself on the deck and had a good appetite till yesterday , Wed she did not come out at all ,, and then she stopped eating . I could have waited a little longer I guess, but at the speed she was changing I did not want to wait till it was too late and she was suffering so today she was humanely put to sleep.
I handled it all just fine until I got home and began packing up her things.( I don't plan to have another house cat .)I cried like a child, I called my folks and I wrote a poem.
It was the right and kindest thing to do for her, and I know that . But it still hurts.
Stay safe my friends