Thursday, 9 February 2017

My kitty cat

Smog, a cheeky and cherished kitty. 2008 - 2017

I lost my beautiful kitty last week. It's been a pretty horrible week but time waits for no woman, so I've had to "get back on the horse" in terms of going to work each day and getting through the day. Still, it's not really getting any easier. I miss my naughty boy.

Just today when thinking about updating this blog, I was reminded of this below average quality poem I wrote in 2005 after losing my childhood kitty (she got to age 18 though, unlike my boy above who was only 9). I thought I'd share the poem:

Back in your box - 11/8/2005
Baby in a box
You touched her hand so tenderly
You knew not where you went
But you felt safe enough to return her gesture of kindness

A little one
Left alone at such a young age
Your sister gone
Who knows who had the better fortune
You or her
But we all know you had great fortune indeed

My little one
A face I cannot imagine forgetting
But I bet the image will fade in time

I think I need another thousand photos
To remember you by
Before we put you back in your box
And bury you plan is to make a big photo book of my boy's life, to remember him by. I'm not really the type to bring ashes home, and don't have much room to bury pets in my back yard (it's mostly paved). So I will have to hang onto his collar and paw print given by the vet, even though it totally does not look like the Smoggy paws I knew so well. I will have to flip through his photo book once I have that done, and hang onto his memory.


  1. Sorry to hear about your loss. Saying goodbye to a pet is always hard, but he had a great life and was clearly loved. By the way, not a below average poem at all - it's very touching.

  2. So sorry to hear about your loss. Pets are special creatures.

  3. I'm sorry! Pets are family and very much loved. Make that photo album and hang on to his memory.

  4. Hi Trisha - so sorry to read of Smog's passing ... but having a photo book full of his antics will remind you ... my thoughts as you adjust ... Hilary

  5. Thanks everyone, I appreciate your kind comments :)

  6. So sorry to hear this. It's awful to lose a cherished cat, especially when he was so young.

  7. I think I said it on FB but if I didn't, I am so sorry you lost your lovely furry friend. It's hard to loose a beloved pet! I have a puppy and after so many years of losing one or another pet, I already dread losing him. But I wouldn't change a thing! He's the light of my life! And by the way: You do such a great service by fostering. Not an easy thing! Cheers!

  8. Oh dear. We lost both of ours last spring. I feel your pain. Sending big {{hugs}}

  9. I'm so sorry for your loss. It's terrible to lose one's pet.


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