Saturday, March 31, 2012
Losing a friend
Her heartbeat was very, very faint. She gave a sort of purr, and then there was nothing. She was soft, warm, limp and so terribly thin. My poor lovely little Melissa - I shall miss you my friend. So will the children who have known you for a good portion of their lives. She and her sister Ace (who passed away a few years ago) brought us lots of happiness and companionship - and the odd dead mouse.
That's a cat's way. And we shall miss her very much.
I buried her at the bottom of the garden, and tomorrow I shall plant something above her grave as a lasting memory.
I keep thinking she will be there, on the top step, or on my bed, or in the kitchen round my legs. It will take a while for that feeling to pass I know.
She was only a cat, but she was my friend.