Tuesday, March 1, 2011

R.I.P. Cleocatra









Cleo, our little tortoiseshell cat, has passed away. She was born in the middle of October in 1992. We always thought of her birthday as being on "Sweetest Day" even though she could live up to a personalized sign she once had: "The Terrible Terrifying Tortie Cat".

In some ways she was a link to the past: she knew those who have been gone for a while now, both human and animal. Now that she is gone a chapter has been closed.

I got her to be a buffer between myself and my grandmother when I moved back to California and became my grandmother's caregiver. She was a good buffer. My grandmother would complain about her antics, yet take her side if I was upset with Cleo about something. It seems fitting that she would pass now, just as we have decided to put the house up for sale (hope, hope) in a couple of months and move to Utah to take charge of our lives rather than let events wash over us.

Rest in peace, Cleo, we love you.

10 comments:

  1. A good cat has passed onto Peace. Thank you Cleo for all your blessings, terrible and an otherwise.....but wait Fab Furs, UTAH!!!

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  2. *hugs* So very sorry for your loss. Mickey and I will be thinking many good thoughts for Miss Cleo as she makes her way over the Bridge, and may your memories of her serve as comfort in the days ahead. You and the rest of the FF will be in thoughts and prayers.

    Looking forward to hearing of this "Utah" when you feel up to writing about it.

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  3. So sorry for your loss. Cleo sounds like quite a personality. Hugs to you.

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  4. Hugs for your heart. I'm so sorry.
    shell

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  5. Just getting caught up on reading my blogs. So sorry to hear about both Smitty and Cleo. They were lucky to have a good home with you.

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  6. My - almost 19 years. What a life and memories. Our PJ ived nearly as long. Raised kids with us, moved several times, camped and traveled, and ruled the roost the whole time! We still miss him.

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  7. I'm so sorry for your loss. You gave Cleo a good long life full of comfort, and I know she appreciated it, in her own way. Our thoughts are with you. Look forward to hearing about Utah.

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  8. So sorry to hear it. She had a good, long life with you.

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  9. Very sorry to hear about your kitty. She lived a long life and I'm sure a good one with you. I hate that we outlive our animals, but I find it really is bittersweet. We can always keep our special memories of them alive.

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