Contemplating the Possibility of a Dead Cat.
She was 18 and a mess. Missing teeth, failing sight, and we had to shave her because she wasn't cleaning herself and would get all matted. Other than that she seemed fairly content and even had some very spry moments.
We are all very upset and worried and wondering if she is dead or if someone took her in. We've checked with the SPCA and checked again and reported her missing. The girls especially are crying and very sad. It's a bedtime thing now - to cry and talk about Miss Kitty. I have taken to talking about my memories of her and what a good little mother she was to my baby girls. That calms the girls down and I can usually get them to giggle about some silly thing that the cat did. I tell them that I appreciate them giving Miss Kitty so much love and affection. We say a little prayer for Miss Kitty.
I have heard that sometimes animals go away to be alone to die. It breaks my heart to think of her all alone out there. I wish we could help her and make her comfortable. It's hard to put all the kitty things away.
The Cat Dream:
The oldest had a dream about her last night. (Miss Kitty usually slept with the oldest.) We were all sitting in our living room and Miss Kitty walked in with a kitten in her mouth. She walked up to each one of us. We were all astonished and happy to see her.