Sunday, June 14, 2009

Good bye, dear Emma

We had to say farewell to one of our cats today. Emma, the middle one, was 14 years old. She started to get very sick about 3 weeks ago, although she had been losing weight even before that (those of you who knew her know she had some weight to spare!).

Turns out she had a large tumor growing in her belly, so taking her to the vet today to be put to sleep was the right thing to do. Jeff and Mary were with her at the end.

Jeff got Emma from the animal shelter in Atascadero in 1996, when she was a year old. So she was part of our family for a long time.

Emma was a very sweet cat: good natured, easygoing, rather funny. She had a meow that sounded more like a bird chirping, kind of a squawk. She also loved to lick anything plastic, including bags or photos that happened to be lying around. Water was her favorite thing: anywhere, anytime. When Mary would take a bath, she would often stand with her paws on the edge and wait for bubbles to play with.

Chelsea and Sophia will surely miss their friend, as will we.

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