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Toby's Diary

A house is not a home without a cat

March 25th 2012 10:46 pm
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We had a lovely sunny weekend and on Saturday morning I was helping my mum hang out the washing. She was having a sad moment remembering how Dylan would always come for a chat when she did that, and maybe a cuddle and then always some of our biscuits.

Then she went to the shop and came back with very sad news. Kishmal from next door has gone to the Bridge. He was only a young cat but he had FIV. As we know cats with FIV can live years with the right care and attention and he certainly had that but he got very ill and there was nothing the vets could do.

Mum was very sad and she was rememebering Henry as he and Kishmal were about the same age and played together when they were young. And mum said the saddest thing about loving cats is that they go to the Bridge way too soon.

"Why do we put ourselves through that?" she asked me. I don't know - but I am very glad that they do!!

She needed cheering up. I tried to be extra good. I slept with one paw tucked behind me like Henry showed me so she would know he is still here and I gave her lots of headrubs and purrs and Josie played some funny games which always makes her smile and then all three of us fell asleep in the warm glow of the sun.

When we woke up mum moved a cushion that a friend gave her and noticed what it said. On it is embroidered "A house is not a home without a cat" and mum said she reckons that's it. People take all the sad from losing cats because their homes are incomplete without us. As very happy completing cats we think it's a goodly system and as long as people have homes us cats will complete them.


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Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

March 25th 2012 at 11:15 pm

Sorry to hear about your neighbor cat. And I agree - there's no home without a cat!
Purred by: Ka - zar 1.6.1998 to 25.2.2014 (Catster Member)

March 26th 2012 at 12:52 am

There is no place like home for us. I think our humans complete us and vice versa. Mum has a sign on our bed room door that read "meow spoken here" it sure it and mum reckons she love me for it. A home isn't home without a cat is very true.
Purred by: River (Catster Member)

March 26th 2012 at 1:09 am

That is very sad news. I will be purring for poor Kishmal and his family, FIV can be very unfair.
Purred by: Toki (Catster Member)

March 26th 2012 at 8:20 pm

Absolutely true. After my mom's cat before me died, she didn't get another one for about 6 months. During that time she felt lost and disconnected to her apt. She didn't even feel like going home. It's never the same without our warm little bodies to welcome you home. I'm sorry about Kishmal and Dylan.
Purred by: Mietzi Katze♥ (Catster Member)

March 27th 2012 at 5:20 pm

I am sorry that your Mom was feeling sad. You are such a good cat cheering her up. Cats don't live forever, unfortunately. I think that is so that the humans can love lots of different kinds of cats.
Tell you a secret, Toby: Humans don't live forever either. It just seems that way. And one we'll all be together again
Yay Jesus, thank you Savior for rescuing us.

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