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StillMedusa Fri 11-Jan-19 17:00:09

Tiny naughty tortie
You purred, and what a purr it was.
Fierce, fast and feisty,
You dispatched many a mouse, shrew and baby bird
Stole food from our plates and mouths
Slapped us awake with an unsheathed claw
Ruled our home with a paw of iron.

Tired, frail tortie.
Stiffy rising from your warming basket
Tottering to greet us
Still purring, what a purr it is
Peeing randomly, meowing confusedly
Once beautiful coat tattered and thin
Clouded eyes still seeking our attention.

19 years of faithful feline love.
But legs no longer holding,
Purring ceased.
Time to say goodbye
Gently, kindly, no bright lights and sterile bench
But softly sleeping in your basket

This afternoon, at home in my arms as the injection gently stopped her heart. She made the decision for us on Wednesday night when she stumbled and her legs wobbled, and yesterday she simply grew weaker. I stayed off work today and spent it lying next to her as she could no longer walk but she still tried to respond to me.
How we will miss her, my feisty naughty ruler of the house.

One of my favourite photos from a couple of years ago... telling me to get off my laptop!

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thecatneuterer Fri 11-Jan-19 17:03:33

I'm so, so sorry. What a lovely post.

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 11-Jan-19 17:03:42

I’m so sorry Medusa, you must be in bits. What a cat though!

snowdress Fri 11-Jan-19 17:04:38

Wow, she was a beauty thanks

Toddlerteaplease Fri 11-Jan-19 17:17:46

RIP Portia. You gave her a wonderful life.

Canshopwillshop Fri 11-Jan-19 17:20:04

Lovely poem for your lovely kitty. So sorry for your loss.

Sigh81 Fri 11-Jan-19 17:22:27

A beautiful photo and wonderful words. flowers to you, Medusa, and your family.

TheLongRider Fri 11-Jan-19 17:23:35

flowers

She sounds like a mighty ruler. 18 years is a long time. I hope you have many happy memories of her.

Vinorosso74 Fri 11-Jan-19 17:29:01

I'm sorry flowers. She was clearly a well loved lady who no doubt will be greatly missed.

Bornlazy Fri 11-Jan-19 17:30:25

I’m so sorry Medusa sound like she had a great life and was very lucky to have such a caring owner. It has actually brought a tear to my eye as I have a 21 yr old cat that sounds very similar. He is still walking about for now but dreading the day when I have to make a similar decision.

ScreamingValenta Fri 11-Jan-19 17:36:13

I'm so sorry. My eyes actually welled up reading your words. I lost my 18 year old cat a few weeks ago, and your poem resonated strongly. I'm glad your tiny tortie was able to go peacefully in her basket. You must have wonderful memories of her flowers.

Perfectly1mperfect Fri 11-Jan-19 17:38:32

So sorry. She was gorgeous and it sounds like she had a great life with you.

A lovely photo....I trust you got off your laptop and gave her fuss and treats that day?

catlovingdoctor Fri 11-Jan-19 17:41:50

I am so very sorry. What a beautiful cat; I can see how much you loved her and how happy she was with you. What a wonderful life you gave her. Xx

flameycakes Fri 11-Jan-19 17:47:36

So sorry for your loss, I know the pain of losing a beloved cat, just remember you gave her a truly wonderful loving life xxxxx

YetAnotherSpartacus Fri 11-Jan-19 21:53:20

I'm so sorry Medusa. I hope that your other two fur monsters give you some comfort during the days ahead. Porta sounded like a very special girl flowers.

Medicaltextbook Fri 11-Jan-19 21:55:14

A lovely tribute flowers

brick15 Fri 11-Jan-19 21:57:48

So sorry for your loss flowers. She was beautiful, may she RIP.

Jellylover Fri 11-Jan-19 22:00:40

What a poignant memory of a truly loved cat.

Shinesweetfreedom Fri 11-Jan-19 22:00:49

Ah lovey.How nice that the vet came to yours than the other way round.
No suffering now.
Peace to you all xx

robindeer Fri 11-Jan-19 22:01:20

I'm sorry for your loss. I made the call to the vet for my old girl today, she's coming out to see us tomorrow and undoubtedly it will be to pts. I'm so sad and can't help feeling guilty. Reading your thread has helped, it sounds like there is dignity in this.

How do these creatures grasp our hearts so tightly?

LEMtheoriginal Fri 11-Jan-19 22:02:04

A lovely tribute to your naughty tortie. My favourite thing in the world is a little old cat flowers

slowco4ch Fri 11-Jan-19 22:04:26

Sending love, what a happy life you gave her. Be happy in that she had love, bless her and she is at peace now. What a happy peaceful way to slip away. I wish the same love when I go...thanks

PinkSparklyPussyCat Fri 11-Jan-19 22:09:24

I'm so sorry Medusa. RIP lovely Portia

DramaAlpaca Fri 11-Jan-19 22:12:11

Farewell beautiful girl.

Sorry for your loss Medusa <<hugs>> flowers

SnowBrussels Sat 12-Jan-19 09:44:22

Beautiful memories, RIP lovely Portia.

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