18 years ago when my husband and i started dating i got him a beautiful long haired white kitten. she was such a spunky little thing and had the ultimate cat attitude. my husband named her PK...short for pretty kitty. my husbands mother was not thrilled with me getting him a cat and when PK got a little older , my husbands mother had one of his brothers take PK to the local shelter saying she was a stray and they didnt want her. my husband was so upset when he came home from work and found she was missing. he looked for her everywhere and finally called the shelters in the area. after 3 days he was able to track her down to the noah's ark animal shelter not far from his house. we went to the shelter and sure enough it was her. when my husband signed the papers to get her out the shelter worker noticed he had the same last name as the person who turned her in. they almost wouldnt let us have her back because they figured she wasnt wanted in the home she was in and were afraid she would be back or let into the streets to fend for herself. i dont remember what we told the shelter but they gave her back to us. they also informed us that they were planning on euthanizing her the next day cause she was all white and had blue eyes so they assumed she was deaf and no one would want a deaf cat. well she wasnt deaf but they never bothred to check that out. well when we got married we took her with us and she lived in the aprtment with us and our dogs and my cat. her and my cat did not get along at all but the apartment was big enough they could stay out of each others way so there was never a fight between them. when we moved in to the house we are in now we had his mom watch her during the move. his mom is an elderly lady and lived by herself , she got quite attached to PK while she was there and i think she enjoyed having the company so we left her to live with his mom. plus it was the house she grew up in and was pretty comfortable there and loved to be outside in their fenced in yard so we decided she would be safer and probably happier there then being a totally indoor cat at our new house.
so i get a call this morning from his mom telling me PK passed away sometime during the night. when my husband comes home from work we will go over there to get her and take her to the pet cemetary to have her individually cremated like all our other pets have been. i totally dread telling him this. he is going to be so upset. PK was a one person type cat and my husband was her one person that could do anything to that cat and she would let him. she didnt particualrly care for any other people except his mom cause she took care of her all this time.
Oh no! I am so sorry to hear about your hubby's kitty. To think now however she is playing at Rainbow Bridge free of any pain , sniffing & rolling in lots of fresh kitty nip! Ya'll will be in my thoughts & prayers!
Oh Scout I am so sorry to hear about your Kitty. I'm afraid I am going to have to deal with the same thing very soon. My 12 year old cat Molly has not responded to treatment for thyroid and diabetes disease.
So sorry to here about your loss. Gosh, it seems like lately alot of people have lost pets. Eighteen was really a long life, and she was happy and that counts for alot. So many animals die unloved and unwanted. My husband would be upset too. I seen him actually cry over a rabbit we lost one time. She was 9 and he had took care of her for a long time for his daughter that lived with his ex.
thank you all so very much for your kind words. 18 seems to be our magic number with our cats. my two i have lost were also 18 when they passed. and now PK just about at her 18th bday.we will be able to pick her up tomorrow and she will go back to stay with my husbands mom in the house that was her primary residence for most of her life.
shadowdog - i showed my husband the picture you drew. i cannot tell you how nice that was. its the first time i have seen him smile all afternoon. he wanted me to tell you thank you. he is going to print it out and attach it to her little urn, you are a real gem =). thank you from me too.
Aww Scout, sorry to hear about PK. Times like this are always hard, especially if you've had an animal for so long. And also just have to say: what a mean mother to do that with his cat! I'm so sorry for your and your husbands loss