Friday, September 19, 2008

kitty :(

The kitten in the picture in the entry below is one of several we saw in Ikebukuro, but my parents just had put my 11-year-old cat Siesta to sleep and buried her in the backyard.

She was the guardian of our perimeters and while she would frequently incur battle scars from her toussles she never failed to give intruding animals a terrific beat-down. She left increasingly and inexplicably large prey on our front porch, placed neatly next to the newspaper every morning, clearly as some sort of offering and tribute to us, her high priests. She would come when you called her name and used to follow me around like a loyal dog when I was 13 and had a paper route.

Pets are kinda jerks because they kind of worm their way into your lives and then when they're gone you sort of feel disconnected from the natural world temporarily.

4 comments:

Phoenixflower said...

It's always sad to loose a pet. They do have the tendency to weasel their way into your life until you don't even realize that they were once not there.

Scatter in Depth said...

I'm sorry. :(

Callisto said...

Oh shit this is way late and stuff (job hunting means cally cant internet often) but I'm so sorry about the kitten <3 ;_;

bob-chan said...

I'm sorry to hear about your loss :(
*hugs*
Pets really are special D: