Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Goodbye my love

Today I have had to say goodbye to my beautiful cat, Sixx.
When my friend told me his cat was going to have kittens, I decided for the first time to have a pet. I went to meet the litter when they were very tiny and was told that one of the cats didn't like people.
I went in and sat on the floor and this little black and white kitten came over to me and crawled on my leg, he was the one who had refused to meet anyone else.
I sat and got to know him and his sister who I was also taking home. I had planned to call them Tyler and Perry after Aerosmith, but as I played with them I knew they were Sixx and Kije.

Despite being named for a rock n roll bass player, Sixx was always calm and affectionate. He would follow me from room to room and was always there when I came in. He loved to cuddle and would climb on my lap in the evenings and would snuggle on my bed at night. He rarely objected to being picked up for a big hug. Every day when I woke up he was there, or arrived when the alarm went off. Tomorrow morning is going to be hard. He was so very handsome and so loving.

At 14 and half he had lived a long and comfortable life. I wish things could have been different and he could have come home today but it was not to be. I hope he knew how much he was loved and how much he will be missed.

Goodbye my love. Sixx - July 1998 - January 2013.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so sorry to read that Sixx had to leave you. The pain in your heart at these times, and after is huge. They are a part of the family and I have no time for those who say 'it's just a cat/dog' whatever. They clearly have never lost one - or if they did and still feel this way, perhaps were undeserving of that animal in the first place.
    Love and hugs to you x


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